S T. LOUIS: This is very easy, even the Mets can do it.
Get the magnetic resonance exam for Jacob deGrom on Monday. Do not mess with the nature of baseball.
The saga of pain in deGrom's elbow gave another strange twist on Saturday when the Cy Young winner threw himself into Busch Stadium's garden before the Mets' ugly 10-2 loss to the Cardinals.
Who cares if your elbow feels better after throwing some balls in the garden? That's not 97 mph from the mound. Who cares if an MRI was done on March 26?
Bring him another one.
Less than 24 hours earlier, the Mets actually said DeGrom was returning to New York to be examined by doctors after complaining of pain in his elbow. Then the Mets said they would fly back to New York on Sunday with the team before visiting Dr. David Altchek, the team's medical director, on Monday and that an MRI would be performed on his right golden elbow.
However, on Saturday, the Mets turned left and said that deGrom probably would not get an MRI after all because he felt so much better and that he could start on Friday, the first day he is eligible to leave the disabled list. .
"Right now we just do not feel like I need one," Mickey Callaway said after the loss, adding that deGrom will see Dr. Altchek on Monday. "It feels really good, especially after throwing, if the doctor recommends one, I'm sure we'll do it."
Take care. Get the magnetic resonance. Do not be sorry
Everyone remembers the fiasco of Noah Syndergaard, when he did not have an MRI and soon broke a lat. The Mets can not afford to make the same mistake with their ace, who a few weeks ago signed an extension of $ 137.5 million for five years.
The conclusion is deGrom, who was sidelined by strep throat and did not perform his usual shooting routine last week, felt some pain in his elbow on Thursday. He did the right thing, telling the Mets he was in pain. He was eliminated from the start of Friday, and was placed on the disabled list, but the Mets need to follow up and make sure DeGrom has that MRI on Monday.
This really is not that difficult and it does not matter that deGrom feels better. There was pain in the elbow, so having an MRI is the right thing to do.
This really is not that difficult and it does not matter that deGrom feels better. There was pain in the elbow and getting an MRI is the right thing to do.
Even DeGrom said on Saturday: "We have a lot of season left and we just make sure everything is fine and that we do not neglect to go out and try to throw when I was feeling something." This gives me the opportunity to return to my normal routine and leave the mound a couple of times [throwing bullpen sessions].
"It was not pain," he said over his elbow. "It was the pain, I launched the rest day and it did not bother me to pull, there was only some kind of movement later and I was in pain, I thought it would be smart if I said something."
It was smart It would also be very smart to have the MRI.
Chris Flexen, called from Triple-A Syracuse, started at deGrom's place on Saturday and was fired after 4 tickets ¹ / ₃. Jason Vargas gave the Mets only four innings in Friday night's 5-4 victory and he lights the bullpen every time he throws.
Steven Matz comes from the worst start of his career. The Mets are closely following Gio González, after saying that throughout the spring training they were not interested in the left-hander because their numbers were down in all areas. Dallas Keuchel would be the easy answer, but the Mets do not usually press the easy button.
Especially when that button comes with a price tag.
The Mets hope that the children will feel pain and pain because they are sick and the pain in the elbow was not significant. Obtain MRI, then be sure to step lightly with deGrom. He is the ace, the franchise. Go back to your routine and even if you feel good on Friday, continue to take it slowly.
DeGrom is the best baseball pitcher and has no excuses. He said that his last two bad starts have nothing to do with how he felt, but simply that he was not running his pitches.
Run the MRI and keep going, Mets.