Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom was sent down to Single-A St. Lucie in order to take care of some tightness in his lats and back. The result was a dominant performance where deGrom was routinely throwing 100+ mph fastballs and struck out eight batters in three innings work.

The Palm Beach Cardinals were the unfortunate victims of deGrom’s dominance. They, well the person running Palm Beach’s Twitter account, had some fun because what else are you going to do in this situation?

This was actually the third consecutive night the Palm Beach Cardinals faced an MLB pitcher. On Tuesday night, Seth Lugo pitched for an inning as he recovers from elbow surgery while on Wednesday night, Noah Syndergaard pitched four innings and allowed a hit as he’s coming back from Tommy John surgery.

While the Palm Beach Cardinals and their fans may see this as a demoralizing loss, some of the players may see it another way. This is Single-A ball and it’s not every day a player at that level faces down a top Major League pitcher. Sure, you’re probably striking out but if these players never make it to “The Show,” they can at least say they got an at-bat against Jacob deGrom.

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