The Mets announced on the SNY broadcast that Jacob deGrom left the game with a hyperextended right elbow, which is obviously different than the type of injury that had been speculated.
Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that deGrom is heading for an MRI right now.
Orginal Post- 8:22
Jacob deGrom started for the Mets tonight and was cruising through four innings against the Atlanta Braves. However, he was pulled from the game in the fifth with an apparent injury.
Gary Cohen speculated that the injury might be related to his back, which he has been an area that he has dealt with injury issues in the past.
Paul Sewald came in to replace him.
DeGrom was having his best start of a season to date as he had a 3-0 record to go along with a 2.06 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 48 strikeouts coming into the night.
The 28-year old had a shutout through four innings in which he struck out six batters and allowed only two hits to lower his ERA to 1.87. That also extended his scoreless streak to 18 1/3 innings.
Obviously, the Mets rotation would take a big hit if the right-hander were to miss any substantial period of time.