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Jacob deGrom, David Peterson cleared to make starts for Mets this week

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Peterson will start tomorrow, while deGrom will start on Wednesday.

Miami Marlins v New York Mets Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

The Mets announced this afternoon that both Jacob deGrom and David Peterson have been cleared to take their turns in the team’s rotation this week, with Peterson slated to start on Tuesday night and deGrom slated to start on Wednesday night as the Mets continue their four-game series against the Marlins.

deGrom missed his start on Friday night because of a stiff neck, but he’s otherwise been off to a great start this year with a 2.45 ERA in 22.0 innings of work in four starts. He’s struck out 11.45 batters per nine while walking just 2.05, pitching more or less as well as he has over his past two seasons, each of which ended with him winning the Cy Young Award.

Peterson has gotten off to a strong start in his major league career. He has a 2.91 ERA and 4.01 FIP in four starts with a total of 21.2 innings pitched. Thus far, he has clearly been the team’s second-best starting pitcher of the 2020 season. He had mild shoulder soreness during his most recent start, prompting a slightly early departure from that game.