NEW YORK(AP) – Jacob deGrom was pulled from a second straight start with an arm injury, this time leaving after three perfect innings with right shoulder soreness, but the New York Mets bullpen stepped up to finish a three-hitter in a 6-3 win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.
One start after being pulled from a gem against San Diego with flexor tendinitis in his right arm, deGrom went directly down the clubhouse tunnel after finishing the third against the Cubs.
DeGrom said initial tests ruled out a serious issue, but he planned to get imaging and more observation Thursday.
The right-hander struck out eight of the nine batters he faced and lowered his ERA to 0.54.
Sean Reid-Foley (2-0) relieved deGrom and allowed one run over two innings. Anthony Rizzo ended the bid for a combined perfect game or no-hitter by homering with one out in the fourth.
Kevin Pillar opened the scoring with an RBI double off Robert Stock (0-1) in the second and homered in the fifth.