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Mets rained out: deGrom to start Friday, Conforto headed to PSL

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 30: Jacob deGrom
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 30: Jacob deGrom

The Mets were rained out for the third time this season, and were able to avoid the possibility of a sweep at the hands of the Washington Nationals in the process

Unfortunately for the Mets, that possibility would have been slim, however. New York had their ace heading to the mound, and Washington was sending arguably their worst starting pitcher to oppose him.

Over his last four starts, the right-hander Jacob deGrom has been nearly perfect. He’s 4-0 with an ERA under 1, and has shown sheer brilliance navigating through some tough lineups.

Mets fans will have to wait until the end of the week to see deGrom now. He’ll be making the start in game 1 of the series in St. Louis that begins on Friday.

The rainout, and subsequent day off on Thursday will definitely be a welcome sight for a Mets team that’s not only been struggling, but is still banged up.

Before Wednesday night’s game, the team delayed pushing out the lineup until around half hour before the scheduled first pitch. They weren’t sure if outfielder Curtis Granderson and his ailing hip would be ready to make the start. As we’d learn, he was thankfully able to go, but we’re willing to bet he’s not going to mind a couple of nights off in a row after this postponement.

This cancelled game also gives the Mets an extra game that Michael Conforto doesn’t have to miss. The 2017 All-Star won’t be leaving with the team to St. Louis but will instead head down to Port St. Lucie to get some work in.

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The organization hasn’t decided whether they’ll schedule him into a game right away because they want to see how he progresses first on his own. Conforto is eligible to come off the disabled list as soon as Saturday, so we’ll see if he’s ready to go then.