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Mets strengthen their pitching and protect against injury by re-shaping the rotation

The Mets are being overly cautious. It’s going to be the Subway Series against the Yankees without their innings-eating starter in their No. 1 pitching spot, and if you’re looking for a reason why, r

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The Mets will play it safe and keep the pitcher out of their lineup for the Subway Series against the Yankees.

The Mets will take it easy on their star pitcher Jacob deGrom for the time being.

On Monday, New York manager Buck Showalter announced that deGrom, who had recently returned to the rotation after an injury, would have his Tuesday start against Colorado pushed back to Thursday or Friday.

After missing Sunday’s start due to back pain, right-hander Taijuan Walker will take the mound against the Yankees on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Mets will have the day off.

Since his season debut on August 2 against the Nationals, DeGrom had started three games regularly. He had missed the second half of last year with an ailing elbow and then suffered a shoulder injury in spring training. This season, deGrom is 2-1 in four starts with a 2.31 ERA, 37 strikeouts, and just one walk over 23.1 innings pitched.

Multiple factors, according to Showalter, have contributed to the rotational switch-up. The Mets, for one thing, didn’t want Walker to deviate too much from his typical pitching routine. Then, they can give the star right-hander more rest by moving deGrom back in the rotation.

When asked why deGrom would be put back into the rotation, Showalter cited “the feedback we get from [deGrom] and everybody on where he is.” To paraphrase, “Remember, the torque and the things you do to create what he creates. “We’re taking precautions, please don’t worry.”

The Mets are considering starting right-hander Chris Bassitt on Thursday if deGrom is not used. That means deGrom will start on Friday instead of Thursday.

Showalter remarked, “We’ve gone a long stretch now where these guys haven’t gotten much extra time.” We need to try to get ahead of it because September is coming up. Everyone here is doing their best to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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