Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom will start Game 2 of the World Series in Kansas City on Wednesday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports. The Mets will trot out Matt Harvey in Game 1, followed by deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, and Steven Matz. If the series goes the distance, deGrom will also take the mound in Game 6, as manager Terry Collins intends to use a strict four-man rotation. In three starts (all wins) this postseason, deGrom has given up four runs on 15 hits and five walks, while punching out 27 in 20 innings.
Manager Terry Collins believes deGrom is fatigued, and is therefore considering starting Matt Harvey in Game 1 of the World Series, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports. The Mets have not yet announced the official rotation for the World Series, but as strange as it sounds, Harvey might actually be the starter who lines up to potentially pitch three times for New York. DeGrom being fatigued should not be a surprise or a concern heading into 2016, as he has still been downright filthy in the postseason despite logging 211 innings so far, which tops his previous career high of 178.1 in 2014.
Mets standout starter Jacob DeGrom would receive the start in Game 5 against the Dodgers should it be required, Marc Carig of Newsday reports. DeGrom pitched a nearly flawless first playoff outing, tossing seven scoreless innings with 13 strikeouts, and could be rewarded with another National League Division Series start because of it. If that's the case, he would potentially be matched up with either Clayton Kershaw or Zack Greinke.
Mets starter Jacob deGrom tossed seven scoreless innings against the Dodgers on Friday to earn a victory in Game 1 of the NLDS. He allowed five hits and a walk while striking out 13. The right-hander had a little something extra on the big stage, with 73 of his 75 fastballs thrown clocking in above his regular-season average of 94.9 mph. He induced 24 swings-and-misses, outdueling Clayton Kershaw, who also turned in a double-digit strikeout performance. After the game, manager Terry Collins told ESPN New York that deGrom probably "went too far" to be an option to start Game 4 on short rest.
Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom's next start will be Sunday against the Reds, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports. Degrom's scheduled spot in the rotation - Tuesday - is being filled by Logan Verrett. So in essence, deGrom misses a full turn, as he won't pitch until Sunday. That lines him up to start against Washington, October 2-4 at Citi Field, if necessary.