The ace, who is on the injured list with a sore right elbow, might not need an magnetic resonance imaging test after all, Manager Mickey Callaway said.
DeGrom, who struggled in his last two games, was scratched from his scheduled start in St. Louis on Saturday and will undergo an M.R.I. exam in New York.
Down by a run with two outs in the ninth, the Mets had the bases loaded but couldn’t pull off a comeback. Starter Zack Wheeler lasted seven innings.
New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard came under fire Tuesday after a video of him appeared to show him rubbing two fingers on the edge of his glove before getting ready to pitch.
Matz established a new nadir for the struggles of Mets starting pitchers, exiting with his team down by 8-0. The Phillies made it 10-0 by the end of the first before winning 14-3.
The starting rotation was expected to be a strength of the Mets this season, but so far the offense has carried the team. And that was the case again on Monday.
The Mets ace yielded two home runs in five innings after giving up three in his previous outing. He struck out nine but walked four and gave up three runs.
Because he can play a number of positions, his locker has a bunch of gloves. But it is McNeil’s offensive prowess that has made him invaluable to the Mets.
The Mets television analyst Ron Darling is taking a medical leave from SNY to have surgery to remove a mass in his chest.
Nimmo, who entered the game hitting .150, had a two-run homer as Pete Alonso was rested. Zack Wheeler, rebounding from a seven-run outing, struck out eight.
Rosario and Alonso had home runs, helping end the team-record streak of starts without a decision by Steven Matz.
The big right-hander ran into trouble in the eighth inning, but his strong seven innings, and a wild six-run fifth by the Mets’ offense, ended the team’s losing streak at two.
It was deGrom’s worst outing since Sept. 5, 2017, and it came five days after he struck out 14 batters in a dominant win over the Marlins.
Trailing 7-1 when starter Zack Wheeler left after what he called an “embarrassing day,” the Mets managed to score five runs in the seventh. But it wasn’t enough.
The Mets hit five home runs, two by J.D. Davis, but the winning blow was Keon Broxton’s two-out single in the eighth inning, which broke a 5-5 tie.
“I don’t think we were in the proper situation to win a ballgame based on the rest of the guys’ sleep and travel,” Syndergaard said after the Mets fell to the Nationals.
Former New York Mets great Ron Darling released a statement Thursday standing by allegations made in his new book alleging ex-teammate Lenny Dykstra hurled racial insults at a Boston Red Sox pitcher during the 1986 World Series.
The Mets’ ace struck out a career-high 14 batters in the win over Miami, and for good measure he hit a solo home run in the third inning.