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Jacob deGrom to have right shoulder examined

Aug 10, 2014, 12:40 PM EST

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The New York Mets simply can’t have nice things.

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that rookie right-hander Jacob deGrom — who has posted an impressive 2.87 ERA, 1.226 WHIP, and 94 strikeouts across 100 1/3 innings this season — has left the team in Philadelphia to have his throwing shoulder examined after complaining of soreness. A stint on the 15-day disabled list is almost certainly coming.

The 26-year-old had his worst start in over a month on Thursday afternoon, allowing three earned runs on seven hits in a 5-3 loss to the Nationals. He noticed the abnormal shoulder discomfort the next day.

This launches Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton back into a comfortable lead for National League Rookie of the Year honors. Largely due to his defense and baserunning, Hamilton ranks 35th overall in fWAR.

  1. chill1184 - Aug 10, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    …..and with this injury the NY and National media smile just like they did when Harvey went down

  2. zackd2 - Aug 10, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    Someone check on Mike Francesa, make sure he’s ok

  3. insidefastball - Aug 10, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Hope he is OK and it just requires a few weeks off. The Mets don’t deserve another major injury to a young pitcher.

    • Old Gator - Aug 10, 2014 at 2:03 PM

      It’s not a question of what the Mutts deserve. That’s an argument for a web site with more bytes. But DeGrom has been great fun to watch and a great story this season, and he doesn’t deserve to be hurt.

      • Old Gator - Aug 10, 2014 at 2:04 PM

        PS – at least it’s his shoulder and not his hair.

  4. arrooo - Aug 10, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    They are cursed

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Aug 10, 2014 at 3:25 PM

      No, if they were cursed, the ump would have gotten the fair/foul call right and they would still have as many no-hitters as the Padres.

  5. sdelmonte - Aug 10, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    Yes, because no other team has seen a rookie or young player get hurt. The other team in NYC has had perfect health.

  6. bbk1000 - Aug 10, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    It’s probably been said before……if the Mets brought up Phil Niekro as a 25 year old he would have needed Tommy John surgery before he was 27…..

    It’s the Mets….

    • tuberippin - Aug 10, 2014 at 9:21 PM

      Good thing they traded Nolan Ryan then, I guess?

      • bbk1000 - Aug 13, 2014 at 4:58 AM

        I guess…although the stink with the Mets started after the great collapse, it’s rooted to when Wilpon took ownership.

        I actually think all Mets players should have their head examined….their fans as well, including me.

  7. jfk69 - Aug 11, 2014 at 4:23 AM

    Shut him down for the year. Their closer has hernia but wants to pitch anyway. Shut him down as well . And tell him. Surgery is only option to fix a hernia. We need everybody healthy and ready to go next year.
    Now lets see who else in the minors wants to step up to the show and show me they belong. I am also looking for a hitting coach and manager. Collins has done his best. It is now Backman time. We will soon find out if he can handle the pressure. After all he has worked with many of these young players and they have produced for him. He also knows them best.

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