Jacob deGrom only pushed back from his start, will not be skipped
On Saturday morning, Terry Collins said Jacob deGrom would not pitch on Tuesday during his regularly scheduled start as they hope to address any potential issues regarding fatigue.
But Collins said deGrom wouldn’t necessarily be skipped. Rather, the team could decide to push him back depending on how the club plays and their place in the standings.
And on Sunday, Collins said deGrom will only be pushed back, and not skipped through his turn in the rotation.
Ahead of their game on Sunday night, the team has lost 1 1/2 games to the Nationals since the decision was made to have Logan Verrett pitch in place of deGrom on Tuesday, so it would seem that could have influenced their decision to simply push deGrom back rather than have him miss a total of 13 days.
Collins did not say what day deGrom would pitch over the next week.
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, but has compiled a 6.41 ERA in his last five starts.
He has reached 181 innings for the season, more than he’s ever thrown in his professional career.