The New York Mets have been waiting a long time to see ace Jacob deGrom throw pitches again. Well, their wish is coming true on Tuesday as deGrom is slated to start against the Washington Nationals an hour after the MLB Trade Deadline passes.
deGrom pitched in just 15 games last season for the Mets but posted a 7-2 record with a 1.08 ERA before suffering an injury. As deGrom worked his way back from injury, he suffered setbacks, and the Mets started to be concerned.
However, now he is back, the Max Scherzer-Jacob deGrom duo is on board for the Mets.
Jacob deGrom pitches tonight for the New York Mets. pic.twitter.com/4r5mZ5IjOU
— SNY (@SNYtv) August 2, 2022
Fans are loving this development, and this has been a long time in coming.
Been waiting so long for this, now we really go https://t.co/BcAtrdakNJ
— Victor Lebron (@Victor_Lebron96) August 2, 2022
Happy Jacob deGrom Day to those who observe.
— hashim (@___hash___) August 2, 2022
When it’s MLB trade deadline but Jacob deGrom makes his return tonight pic.twitter.com/SKXX1XIowO
— DraftKings Sportsbook (@DKSportsbook) August 2, 2022
The MLB Trade Deadline ends at 6 PM EST, and after that, all eyes will be on deGrom. The question is, will Juan Soto be hitting for the Nationals? Probably not.
When healthy, deGrom is easily among the best pitchers in baseball, and the Mets’ World Series aspirations hinge on this star-studded pitching rotation.
deGrom admitted he’ll be a bit nervous, which is to be expected.
Jacob deGrom says he'll probably be nervous on Tuesday night:
"It's gonna feel like my debut. Definitely excited." pic.twitter.com/EzR3OyLvgg
— SNY (@SNYtv) July 31, 2022
Here we go: Jacob deGrom is back. The Mets have a 3.5-game lead over the Atlanta Braves in the National League East, and if deGrom can stay healthy, they should be able to capture the division crown.