Mets' deGrom leaves loss to Braves with hyperextended elbow

Unfortunately, Jacob deGrom may be out for a little while, as he was forced to leave his start tonight after four strong innings with what was reported as a hyperextended right elbow.

In the next frame, Inciarte wouldn't need any assistance on another score, after launching a two-run homer against Mets reliever Paul Sewald.

The Braves said Swanson left Wednesday night for precautionary reasons.

Soroka was a first-round pick by Atlanta in 2015 and quickly rose through the minor league ranks.

Freddie Freeman hit a two-run double while Atlanta scored three times in the first inning off Noah Syndergaard.

Jorge Soler unloaded a three-run homer off Brian Johnson in the 13th inning before the Royals hung on for a 7-6 win at Boston.


Mets ace right-hander Jacob deGrom (3-0, 2.06 ERA) is scheduled to oppose Braves left-hander Sean Newcomb (1-1, 4.23) as the Mets (17-10) try to stay ahead of second-place Atlanta (17-11) in the NL East. He struck out six and allowed two hits on the night, throwing 46 pitches. Per MLB.com's Mark Bowman, pitcher Mike Soroka will make his debut against the Mets at Citi Field.

Still, it's gotta be a fun time for Braves fans, as the team continues to flash some big-time, young talent.

Yoenis Cespedes, Amed Rosario and Wilmer Flores had the Mets' only hits.

He's batting third and playing left field Tuesday.

Elsewhere • Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy, who had knee surgery in the offseason, said he is experiencing discomfort when he runs. Houston wasted a strong pitching performance from Justin Verlander, who tied a career high with 14 strikeouts while limiting NY to three hits over eight shutout innings. Carle will throw a bullpen Thursday and is day to day. Frazier said he recently met with an ump in San Diego. Cueto's ERA, 0.84, leads the majors. He was placed on the disabled list. Julio Teheran will start game three and is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season.

  • Steve Townsend