DeGrom dealt with decreased velocity earlier in the season following his heavy workload last year, forcing him to rely on his pitching and mental fortitude to work out of jams. That took a toll on deGrom, who welcomed the All-Star break as a way to recharge and refresh his mind and body. The Mets will try and give deGrom extra rest the second half of the season to keep him fresh for the stretch run.
Mets' Jacob deGrom: Turns down All-Star spot
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