Jacob deGrom scratched from start with ‘tightness’ in sudden Mets concern

This is the last thing the Mets need.

Ace Jacob deGrom has been scratched from Tuesday night’s start against the Cardinals with what the team says is “right side tightness.” Miguel Castro will start instead.

Jacob deGrom scratched Mets tightness
Jacob deGrom has been scratched from Tuesday’s Mets start with ‘side tightness.’
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DeGrom, 32, has looked better than ever in his first five starts of the 2021 season, during which he has recorded a 0.51 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 35 innings, though he has just a 2-2 record to show for it.

The two-time Cy Young winner last pitched last Wednesday against the Red Sox.