Jacob deGrom Opening Day Mar 30, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) leaves the game against the Philadelphia Phillies during the third inning at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

It happened to Jacob deGrom again.

In a scene that’s all too familiar to New York Mets fans, deGrom was removed from Friday night’s game against the Yankees, as the Texas Rangers ace nurses another apparent injury. The two-time Cy Young Award winner was no-hitting the Yankees for three innings and after a one-out walk, he allowed his first hit.

That’s when the Rangers training staff and pitching coach Mike Maddux met deGrom at the mound. And he was subsequently taken out of Friday night’s contest after throwing 50 pitches across 3 2/3 innings. This is the second time in 11 days that deGrom has prematurely exited a quality start. He was removed from a start on April 17 after he had thrown 48 pitches in four innings due to what Texas later described as “right wrist soreness.”

As Codify Baseball pointed out on Twitter, deGrom has now had FIVE games in his career where he’s allowed no runs but only lasted between three and four innings. There’s not a single pitcher in the history of Major League Baseball that has more than one of these games.

The MLB world reacted to the latest concerning Jacob deGrom’s update on social media:

When healthy, deGrom is unquestionably one of the game’s best pitchers, but over his last two seasons with the New York Mets, there have been significant durability concerns. He made just a combined 26 starts in 2021 and 2022. It would be wrong to speculate about deGrom’s injury, but it’s certainly a concerning development for the star pitcher, who signed a five-year deal worth $185 million with Texas this offseason.

[Codify Baseball]

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