degrom

Jacob deGrom to start Thursday

Jacob deGrom will start on Thursday for the Mets, replacing Dillon Gee, who went on the disabled list on Wednesday. This will be deGrom’s major league debut.

DeGrom was 4-0 with a 1.89 ERA in six starts in Triple-A Las Vegas. He was scheduled to start on Monday, but was skipped and later promoted to the big league club.

He was supposed to pitch out of the bullpen for the Mets, but was yet to appear in a game.

To make room for deGrom on the 40-man roster, the Mets transferred Bobby Parnell to the 60-day DL.


deGrom talks about making his first Major League start on Thursday vs. the Yankees.


To hear from deGrom about his strengths and weaknesses, check out this Prospect File from SNY.TV:




30 comments
metjetnet
metjetnet

Another cool wrinkle to the Montero-deGrom pairing:

Montero marks the 1st of the Sandy signings to debut in MLB & deGrom marks one of the last of Omar's top choices to make it. 

So this week marks a certain passing of the torch...

Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

What a baptism for both guys! Called up to start in Citi Field in the subway series against the Yanks. This should be fun!

cmetsfan
cmetsfan

Getting the feeling it's getting personal with Sandy and he's not about to concede this season or even 90 push.

Mickey Jennifer Wind
Mickey Jennifer Wind

This guy makes me want to go Remember the Titans and nickname him "Sunshine"

metjetnet
metjetnet

Jacob deGrom -- leading the movement to bring HAIR back to the National League! Let your freak flag fly, Jacob de! 

That's why Wheeler's struggling, y'know -- he looks like a 25-yr.-old cue ball -- with a bad beard. He's thrown off all the aerodynamics of the whole thing. Grow some hair, dude!

metjetnet
metjetnet

It looks like Brian Cashman is the one who "spit the bit," this time. That's a roster?

This might turn out to be fun... Think of the Yankees, who are struggling big-time as their over-the-hill gang is all banged up with no prospects of value coming to the rescue. Imagine they get handcuffed by two of our youngest, brightest future stars over these next two nights, right off the Red Eye from Vegas for these games vs. the Bronx Bumblers... 

George (The Boss) will come back from the grave to star in, The Night of the Screaming Dead.....

Ray Carattini
Ray Carattini

I'm actually excited to watch this kid pitch.

Kevin Powers
Kevin Powers

I'm definitely more excited to go to the game tmrw now

Zac Tindall
Zac Tindall

So is Vic black on his way then? Since we optioned German and Dillon is hurt

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

I am geeked up to hear two of the Mets young arms making back to back starts.  I think it's an exciting time.  Now, here's the part the Wilpons (and Saul) should be concerned about:


As excited as i am, and understanding that it's the "subway series"...I'm not making ONE MOVE to go to Citifield to catch it.  Silent boycott, still in tact

Corné Hogeveen
Corné Hogeveen

Like for deGrom dislike the reason why he will start

atrain311
atrain311

I love getting a glimpse of the young guns.  Heal up, Dylan, you're our bulldog.  

stage52
stage52

Jacob is fun to watch and is an excellent ground ball pitcher .  
I have been lucky to catch a few of his games and thought he was awesome

Steven Glansberg
Steven Glansberg

Go get them kid, let's see if he is a future bullpen guy or if he can fight his way into the rotation permanently 

Chris
Chris

I'm going to the game tomorrow too!! Now I'm excited! 

bill metsiac
bill metsiac

@Zac Tindall  Black was doing fine for a week or so, then fell back into "can't find the plate" mode. Edgin is reportedly on his way back soon, though.


deGrom will take Gee's spot. But when German, Gee and Edgin are activated, THREE guys must go. IMO Valverde and Farnsworth will be two of them, but Dice-K is doing well (2.60 ERA)

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@Joe Wenzel I'm sure TC knew this was coming before yesterdays game. Now it definitely makes a lot more sense.

metjetnet
metjetnet

@Zac Tindall  

No. Sandy demands a time quota at each level before advancing anyone.

Montero & deGrom have reached those levels. Thor has not. 

stage52
stage52

@Zac Tindall I would not expect to see Syndergaard till towards August at this point.  The Org. wants him to get more time in at the Triple a level before he comes up.

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@Zac Tindall  Not sure about that...I think the org is highest on Syndergaard so i think they're gonna try hard to maintain their line on his Super 2 status.