September 20, 2021

Mets taking Jacob deGrom’s comeback slowly (New York Post)

Jacob deGrom will get back on a mound Thursday for the second time since being shut down with forearm tightness, but his schedule beyond that remains hazy.

The Mets ace is scheduled to throw a light bullpen session. Rojas said deGrom is “feeling better and better each day,” but the club is still approaching his comeback cautiously.

“We’re keeping it close-range,” Rojas said. “It’s encouraging to listen to him say he feels better and better each day.

“Is it night and day? I don’t think it’s fully night and day, but I think he’s progressing. …Right now we [can’t] plan out past tomorrow because we gotta see how he feels even tomorrow before the side and then tomorrow after the side.”

 New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob DeGrom (L) sits in his teams dugout
Jacob deGrom is working his way back from forearm tightness.
Jason Szenes for the New York Post

Dominic Smith, who was double-switched out of Tuesday’s game in the fourth inning as Jerad Eickhoff imploded, was out of Wednesday’s lineup against Braves left-hander Max Fried.

“It’s more so to keep him fresh so he can start maybe for us the next five days,” Rojas said.

A day after Eickhoff gave up 10 runs while recording…

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