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Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Sandy: deGrom’s UCL sprain has ‘resolved’

The Mets provided some clarity on the condition of injured ace Jacob deGrom on Tuesday.

Team president Sandy Alderson said deGrom has been sidelined with a sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, but that injury has healed and the ligament is “perfectly intact, based on the MRIs and our clinical evaluations through our doctors.”

Tuesday marked the first time deGrom’s injury had been termed a “sprain.” The team had previously described him as battling “right elbow inflammation.” But Alderson cautioned that the word sprain was a “technical term ... another term for a very mild ligament condition,” and he called deGrom’s injury “a very low-grade thing that has resolved itself.”...


The Mets remain puzzled about the origin of deGrom’s elbow problems.

“I don’t think we know exactly what has caused the problem, but if you were to look at it generally throughout baseball, I think velocity has something to do with a lot of these injuries,” Alderson said before New York faced the Marlins on Tuesday night at loanDepot park. “Whether it’s true in his case or not, I don’t know. I’m not a doctor, I haven’t done all the research. But I suspect there’s a correlation between the velocity that pitchers exhibit today and the rate of injury, which is a concern.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 07, 2021 at 10:14 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Duke Posted: September 07, 2021 at 11:06 PM (#6038635)
Poof. All healed
   2. Howie Menckel Posted: September 07, 2021 at 11:09 PM (#6038637)
Sandy doesn't hear too well at his age.

maybe they said that "the UCL has dissolved."
   3. Tom Nawrocki Posted: September 07, 2021 at 11:23 PM (#6038640)
To quote Jerry Seinfeld, "It... just.. went away."
   4. Brian C Posted: September 08, 2021 at 12:50 AM (#6038645)
Of course it's resolved - he's white. Meanwhile we still don't know who shot Biggie and Tupac.
   5. Nasty Nate Posted: September 08, 2021 at 08:03 AM (#6038649)
We fixed the glitch
   6. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: September 08, 2021 at 08:48 AM (#6038651)
Another opportunity to reiterate how much of a unicorn Nolan Ryan was.

Will DeGrom's 2021 go down in history as the best 100-inning season pitched in history?
   7. Adam Starblind Posted: September 08, 2021 at 10:19 AM (#6038658)
The velocity thing is interesting. It does stand to reason that deGrom might stay healthier not throwing 25 100 mph pitches per game.
   8. Posada Posse Posted: September 08, 2021 at 11:37 AM (#6038666)
The leeches that the Met doctors/quacks applied to deGrom’s arm worked well this time…..
   9. Posada Posse Posted: September 08, 2021 at 11:39 AM (#6038667)
DP
   10. Random Transaction Generator Posted: September 08, 2021 at 11:47 AM (#6038669)
#6 By ERA? No, but it's easily the best by ERA+

Top 10 seasons by ERA, min 92 innings pitched:

                                                   
Rk              Player  ERA    IP Year Age  Tm ERA+
1            Tim Keefe 0.86 105.0 1880  23 TRO  293
2        Ferdie Schupp 0.90 140.1 1916  25 NYG  272
3        Dutch Leonard 0.96 224.2 1914  22 BOS  279
4       Mordecai Brown 1.04 277.1 1906  29 CHC  253
5         Jacob deGrom 1.08  92.0 2021  33 NYM  366
6           Babe Adams 1.11 130.0 1909  27 PIT  232
7           Bob Gibson 1.12 304.2 1968  32 STL  258
8       Walter Johnson 1.14 346.0 1913  25 WSH  259
9    Christy Mathewson 1.14 275.1 1909  28 NYG  224
10       Jack Pfiester 1.15 195.0 1907  29 CHC  214
   11. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 08, 2021 at 11:58 AM (#6038674)
#6 By ERA? No, but it's easily the best by ERA+

Top 10 seasons by ERA, min 92 innings pitched:


Setting the min at exactly 92 is a bit favorable for deGrom. If you lower it to 75 IP, Blake Treinen (2018), Satchel Paige (1944), and Chris Hammond (2002) beat him.
   12. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 08, 2021 at 11:58 AM (#6038675)
The leeches that the Met doctors/quacks applied to deGrom’s arm worked well this time…..
One word: Ivermectin.
   13. JJ1986 Posted: September 08, 2021 at 01:06 PM (#6038689)

Setting the min at exactly 92 is a bit favorable for deGrom. If you lower it to 75 IP, Blake Treinen (2018), Satchel Paige (1944), and Chris Hammond (2002) beat him.

That's still 2 relievers and a WWII season.

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