Jacob deGrom Sizzles In First Game Action of 2022

It's been nearly a year since New York Mets' ace Jacob deGrom has taken the mound in game action that counts. At Single-A Port St. Lucie, deGrom recorded all five of his outs by strikeout, and pushed the radar gun to triple digits, hitting 100 mph SIX times. 

He struck out five of the six batters he faced, and topped out at 101 mph. Certainly looking like the Jacob deGrom that Mets fans have come to know. 

"Even though it’s a first rehab start, I had a lot of nerves and was really excited to be back out there," deGrom said after the outing."

The 34-year-old two-time Cy Young winner hasn't pitched yet this season due to a stress reaction in his scapula, after missing the entire second half of last season due to an assortment of injuries to his pitching arm. 

“It went well. Everything felt really good," he continued. "We’ve been working on some mechanical things that I saw were a little off in spring, and everything felt like it was in line tonight. Good step, looking forward to getting back out there."

He will likely need another two or three minor league appearances before rejoining the Mets' rotation. 

All we can do now is feel sorry for the Single-A batters that had to face the best major league pitcher of this generation. 

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