Mets’ Jacob de Groom dismisses five of six batsmen in early 2022 first minor league revival

New York Mets’ Jacob de Groom began his first minor league resumption on Sunday after suffering a strained reaction in his right shoulder during spring training. De Groom was scheduled for 25 pitches or two innings against Jupiter Hammerheads (Marlins) at Clover Park in Port St. Louis. Lucy, Florida.

“He’s hit every benchmark, and we’re happy with that.” Mets manager Book Schwalter told MLB.com on Saturday. “We’ll see how he does on Sunday, and we’ll see if there is an adjustment in our schedule that is needed. We know where it can take us.”

Saturday’s performance was certainly not a problem as De Groom faced six hitters, struck out five and hit the other with the wrong pitch. He needed 24 pitches to get through his 1 2/3 innings, 18 of which were strikeouts. He was illuminating the radar gun, moving six times at 100 mph and moving with his four seamers at an average speed of 99 mph. He was also effective with his cutter, throwing it eight times and getting five swings (all Mrs.). Of course, it was definitely against Class AK Hutters who aren’t used to seeing D-Groom’s caliber pots.

Sunday’s outing begins with the 30-day minor league rehab clock. The Mets can activate it at any time during these 30 days, but it can be activated by the latest August. 1 (except for one shock). It’s a day before the trade deadline, so the Mets will either take their ace back to the fold, or they’ll know they need to meet their pitching staff before the deadline.

Max Scherzer has been around for seven weeks with a hamstring injury. Will be back in circulation on Tuesday.. The Mets currently have only three starting pitchers on their active roster. Here is a chart of the depth of the team’s rotation:

  1. RHP Jacob deGrom (on minor league maintenance assignments)
  2. RHP Max Scherzer (list of injured, to be activated on Tuesday)
  3. RHP Chris Bassett (COVID list)
  4. RHP Tyler Miguel (Injuries list for 60 days with shoulder strain)
  5. RHP Taiwan Walker
  6. RHP Carlos Carrasco
  7. RHP Trevor Williams
  8. LHP David Peterson (on paternity list)

De Groom turned 34 last month and has not played an MLB game for nearly a calendar year. His last major league appearance came on July 7, when he stopped the Milwaukee Brewers by two runs in seven innings. Shortly afterwards, he was placed on a list of injured with an arm problem. When he announced the camp this spring, he said, “Arm.”all right.

Prior to last year’s injury, De Groom had a dynamic season, pitching at 1.08 ERA with 146 strikeouts in 15 starts and 92 innings. He has said he will be out of the final year and has 30 30.5 million left on his contract after the season.. Seeing how the Mets paid Scherzer three years and 130 130 million at the age of 37, De Groom is well on his way to cashing in on the injury.

Clover Park in Part St. is Lucy Mates’ spring training home, where de Groom has done most of her rehabilitation work. She began her throwing program in May, after which a series of MRIs showed good healing progress in her shoulder.

The Mets have a 49-30 record, and their NL East fell from 10 1/2 games on June 1 to just 3 1/2 games on July 4 against the Braves.