Jacob deGrom exits Mets start with hyperextended right elbow

Jacob deGrom exits Mets start with hyperextended right elbow

Jacob deGrom exits Mets start with hyperextended right elbow

Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom could be sidelined after suffering a hyperextended pitching elbow. It's too early in the season to get overly wrapped up in wins and losses with 135 games left.

The Mets will hope deGrom's injury isn't a sign of things to come after getting off to a 17-10 start through their first 27 games.

Swanson struck out in his first two at-bats before being replaced by Camargo in the field for the sixth inning.

DeGrom has thrown 18 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings and seemed in control against the Braves, striking out four straight at one point and lowering his ERA to 1.87. He's surrendered one or no runs 50 times in 114 career starts.

It happened when Yoenis Cespedes' probably extremely expensive necklace broke as he was sliding into second base during the first inning. Jay Bruce's eight-game streak ended with an 0-for-3 showing.

Jason Vargas will take the mound Thursday afternoon for the New York Mets against the Atlanta Braves as the Mets try to return to first place after spending most of the season's opening five weeks atop the National League East. The 26-year-old rookie has a 0.96 ERA in 14 games this year. He is 8-5 with a 2.44 ERA in 21 appearances (20 starts) against NY in his career, with five of those wins coming at Citi Field. "But at the same time, when you look back and see this kind of stuff where they're blatantly not strikes, I just can't sit back and let it go anymore". Last year, he went 11-8 with a 2.75 ERA for MS in the Double-A Southern League.

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