Report: Mets to shut down rookie Jacob deGrom

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Mets to shut down Jacob deGrom
Tuesday September 23rd, 2014

The New York Mets will shut down rookie pitcher Jacob deGrom, ESPN reports

DeGrom was scheduled to make his final start of the season Saturday against the Houston Astros

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The 26-year-old is 9-6 this season with a 2.63 ERA in 140 1/3 innings and is an NL Rookie of the Year candidate. Combined with his Triple-A time, deGrom has logged 178 2/3 innings in 2014, which is 31 innings more than his 2013 total. 

Since July 8, deGrom's ERA of 1.79 trails only Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in the NL. DeGrom tied a modern-day MLB record on Sept. 15 when he struck out the first eight batters he faced in a start against the Marlins.

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The Mets are 76-80 this season and in second place in the NL East.

- Molly Geary

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