Mets' Jacob deGrom's next start bumped to Friday, giving him extra day of rest

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Jacob deGrom road greys tight shot
Jacob deGrom road greys tight shot

Prior to Tuesday’s game at Wrigley Field with the Cubs, Mets manager Luis Rojas updated the team’s pitching plans for the rest of the week, announcing that Jacob deGrom’s spot in the rotation is being bumped back to Friday.

With Taijaun Walker pitching Tuesday, David Peterson will start Wednesday and Joey Lucchesi will start on Thursday against the Cubs, giving deGrom an extra day of rest to start at Citi Field against the Nationals on Friday night.

Per Rojas, deGrom requested the extra day of rest, and since deGrom threw more pitches in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader vs. the Rockies than Lucchesi did in game two, it seems to work out well for the Mets.

“Jake this time wanted the extra day and it will keep Lucchesi in line too. It just works well. [Lucchesi] had the lesser amount of pitches in his outing, so we’re going with him on Thursday and then Jake will pitch when we get back to New York, and [Marcus Stroman] will follow.”