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Jacob deGrom leaves game early with right side tightness

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deGrom missed his previous start with a lat issue and exited this start after five innings.

Arizona Diamondbacks v New York Mets Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Jacob deGrom left his start against the Diamondbacks this afternoon after just five innings because of an injury. The Mets announced that deGrom left the game out of precaution with right side tightness. He missed his start last week with the same issue, and an MRI revealed that deGrom only had inflammation in his right lat. He also threw late in the week before being given his start this afternoon.

During the start today, deGrom never really looked completely comfortable, though he pitched very well through the first four innings of the game and worked his way out of a jam in the fifth. In total, he allowed just one run in five innings, but when he came out to pitch the sixth, he threw a couple of warmup pitches before calling for the trainer and exiting the game.

Including his start today, deGrom has a 0.68 ERA and 1.03 FIP with 65 strikeouts and 7 walks in 40.0 innings of work.