Mets ace Jacob deGrom left Thursday night’s game early after being hit by a Maikel Franco line drive in the sixth inning, a drive that left the bat at 99 miles per hour.
At the time, it deGrom didn’t appear to be severely injured but left the game anyway. To add insult to injury for the Mets, this was one of their last healthy and solid starters left from the beginning of the season.
It’s as if the baseball gods want to make sure absolutely no happiness comes out of the Mets pitching staff this season, no matter what.
Jacob deGrom (right triceps bruise) nearly became the latest victim of the Mets injury curse. pic.twitter.com/6QLDF5CIsQ— Stadium (@WatchStadium) August 11, 2017
DeGrom had been putting together quite the gem too, with nine strikeouts, zero walks, and only four hits through six-and-two-thirds innings on the mound.
We will update this post with any further injury updates on the Mets ace should things be worse than they appear, but as of now it looks like it’ll just be a bruise and some pain for a few days — nothing more.
Update: Matt Ehalt of North Jersey News reports that deGrom’s X-rays were negative and that he only has a right triceps contusion. Breathe easy, Mets fans.