Friday April 8th, 2016

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New York Mets righthander Jacob deGrom exited Friday’s start against the Philadelphia Phillies with right lat tightness, reports ESPN’s Adam Rubin.

deGrom, who was rumored to leave Friday’s start early if his wife went into labor with their son, left the game after six innings of work with the Mets leading the Phillies 3–1. He held Philadelphia to one run on five hits, with six strikeouts and no walks.

deGrom, 27, went 14–8 with a 2.54 ERA in 2015 for the National League champions.​

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The Mets will host the Phillies twice more this weekend.

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