Judgement day is approaching for foes of the deGrominator.
Mets ace Jacob deGrom pitched his first simulated game Thursday, tossing 60 pitches.
It’s unclear what the simulated game means for deGrom’s return to the Mets, but it’s possible he rejoins the team in an upcoming series if he doesn’t suffer any more setbacks.
The pitcher had been scheduled to pitch on Tuesday but pushed it back “out of an abundance of caution” after he felt muscle soreness in his right shoulder.
He made his third minor league rehab start for Triple-A Syracuse last Thursday.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner has been on the shelf since spring training with a stress reaction in his right scapula. He missed the second half of the 2021 season after going 7-2 and posting a 1.08 ERA and 146 strikeouts in 92 innings.