Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/19/13
Despite the loss of Jenrry Mejia from the rotation, the Mets till intend on giving Matt Harvey an extra day of rest, as originally planned, leaving Friday wide open for a yet to be determined starter. Terry Collins told reporters that Carlos Torres could rejoin the rotation and make that Friday start, but other options include Jacob deGrom, Giancarlo Alvarado, Chris Schwinden and Matt Fox. I’ve been jockeying for a promotion for deGrom for two weeks now – ever since Jeremy Hefner became a casualty of war as well. Matt Musico of MetsMinors.net and contributor here at MMO makes a good case for deGrom as well this morning: If Jacob deGrom was auditioning for a MLB roster spot last night with Jenrry Mejia now on the disabled list, he did a good job against the Salt Lake Bees. The right-hander didn’t factor in the decision, but took a perfect game into the sixth inning for his third straight quality start. He ended up allowing two runs on two hits, two walks, and three strikeouts in six ...
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