Jacob will try to do something Sunday he hasn’t been able to do since August 13th: Have an acceptable start.
Acceptable is very vague, but in my eyes, 5 innings pitched with three or less runs is an “acceptable” start.
Unfortunately, deGrom has really struggled in the last month. He’s lost velocity, had high pitch counts, skipped starts, had soreness, and overall does not seem comfortable the deGrom we know.
Now, with three starts off, Jacob is going to re-enter the rotation, facing the worst team in Major League Baseball, the Twins.
If deGrom has another poor start, I’m not really sure where to go with him. Jacob has always been able to re-bound when he has a bad stretch like this, and he seems to have one every year, but there is no doubt that this has been a prolonged bad stretch, and I’m hoping that this Sunday is the start of a good stretch that leads into the postseason.