Jacob deGrom scratched from Friday start against Phillies

Jacob deGrom won’t take the mound for the Mets on Friday, The Post’s Joel Sherman reports.

As per The Post’s Mike Puma, Walker Lockett was told after yesterday’s game to be prepared to go if deGrom couldn’t pitch in Philadelphia.

There is no official word on why the 32-year-old righty was scratched from his started against the Phillies. According to Sherman, deGrom developed a “hot spot” on the middle finger of his pitching hand in his last start on Aug. 9.

Losing deGrom, 2-0 on the season with a 2.45 ERA, for any length would be a major blow to a decimated rotation. The Mets lost Noah Syndergaard to an UCL injury during training camp, while No. 3 starter Marcus Stroman opted out of the season due to coronavirus concerns while working his way back from a calf injury.

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