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Jacob deGrom headed for MRI on pitching elbow

Matt Johnson
Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Just when everything seemed to finally be going right for the New York Mets as of late, the team and fan base is now left holding its collective breath regarding the health of Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom.

deGrom is headed back to New York to undergo testing on his pitching elbow, which reportedly was giving him some issues during a side session on Friday.

Recent Struggles: The news becomes increasingly concerning given deGrom’s recent struggles on the mound after a historic string of success.

  • Following two consecutive brilliant outings, which helped deGrom tie Bob Gibson’s record with 26 consecutive quality starts, things have gone downhill.
  • deGrom surrendered three home runs and six earned runs with only three strikeouts in his April 9 start against the Minnesota Twins.
  • In his most recent start, the 30-year-old allowed nine base runners to reach with three runs allowed and needed 114 pitches to work through five innings.

The Mets’ rotation was already thin and carried massive injury questions. If deGrom is sidelined for any significant amount of time, it could be a crushing blow for a team that is trying to go all in this year and compete for the division.