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Mets' Jacob deGrom doesn't want his next start skipped

The Mets have been looking to skip a start for Jacob deGrom, but the reigning NL Rookie of the Year has expressed his desire to keep pitching.

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As the Mets continue their quest for a National League East title, manager Terry Collins is hoping to get his pitchers some rest. Matt Harvey has been skipped twice and Noah Syndergaard just recently had his turn skipped. Jacob deGrom hasn't been passed over yet, and Collins is trying to figure out when to get his reigning Rookie of the Year some time off.

After last night's start against the Marlins, deGrom was asked about the possibility of being skipped sometime in the near future, and he expressed his desire to take the ball the next chance he can.

The Mets may skip Jacob deGrom's turn in the rotation soon...but he doesn't want much part of it.

Posted by Anthony DiComo on Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The 27-year-old has struggled in his last couple of starts. On August 24 against the Phillies, deGrom was roughed up for six runs in 2.2 innings. In two of his four starts since then, deGrom has gone at least six innings allowing two runs. In the other two starts, he gave up three runs in six innings. Last night against the Marlins he gave up six runs in five innings.

If you take out the August 24 start and last night's start, deGrom has been pretty close to his 2015 form. Could rest help deGrom? Absolutely, but this doesn't seem to be the case of a pitcher who is worn down. Instead, it's a pitcher who's had two bad outings and hasn't rebounded with a dominant performance just yet.