Jacob deGrom will not pitch on Tuesday
Jacob deGrom has compiled a 6.41 ERA in his last five starts, and in the process he’s reached 181 innings for the season, more than he’s ever thrown in his professional career.
During deGrom’s struggles, the Mets have suggested they could skip deGrom down the stretch of the season to give him a breather, but Terry Collins had been hesitant to do so as long as the games had meaning in the standings.
On Saturday, however, the Mets made the decision to not pitch deGrom during his regularly scheduled start on Tuesday against the Braves, Terry Collins said.
Instead, Logan Verrett will make the start against Atlanta.
Collins wasn’t sure if deGrom would simply be skipped or pushed back a few days – it will depend on what their position is in the standings and how well the team is playing, he said.
DeGrom insists he is feeling no physical fatigue and is not injured. He said he would throw a side session on Sunday and possibly Tuesday in an effort to stay in a routine during his break.
DeGrom is 13-8 with a 2.64 ERA in 2015.