DeGrom throws 4 IP, K's 4 in third rehab start

by Daryn Albert - Mets ace Jacob deGrom pitched four innings Thursday for Triple-A Syracuse in his third rehab start, striking out four and allowing two hits and an unearned run.

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom throws 4 IP, K's 4 in third rehab start 7:59 PM ET ESPN New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom pitched four innings Thursday for Triple-A Syracuse in his third rehab start, striking out four, allowing two hits and an unearned run against Jacksonville, the Miami Marlins' Triple-A affiliate. DeGrom threw 42 pitches, 29 for strikes. "I feel good," deGrom said after leaving the game. "Felt a little out of whack the first two innings and I tried to make a little bit of an adjustment. I wasn't locating my fastball quite like I wanted to early on but then the last couple of innings felt a lot better." Editor's Picks DeGrom's catcher in the game was Francisco Alvarez, the top prospect in the Mets' system and one of the top prospects in Major League Baseball. "He did a good job. He came up to me before the game and asked what I wanted to do and was a nice target back there," deGrom said. DeGrom's first two rehab starts were for Single-A St. Lucie. In his three rehab starts he has 15 strikeouts in 8⅔ innings and has hit 100 mph on the radar gun in all three starts. The two-time Cy Young Award winner has been sidelined all season with a stress reaction in his right scapula that caused inflammation but appears to be on track to return to the major leagues by late July.