PHOENIX — Jacob deGrom rolled into the seventh inning at 66 pitches Saturday night time, and the one query gave the impression to be whether or not his second profession shutout was attainable.
However dropping the shutout was finally the least of the right-hander’s issues, as he walked off with coach Brian Chicklo, who had come to the mound for a second medical go to, as deGrom appeared in hip discomfort throwing his pitches.
DeGrom first appeared uncomfortable after Ildermaro Vargas singled off Adeiny Hechavarria’s glove and a subsequent throwing error by the second baseman allowed the Diamondbacks to attain their first run. Supervisor Mickey Callaway got here to the mound with Chicklo in tow, however deGrom was allowed to stay within the sport. After Nick Ahmed smashed a double in opposition to deGrom, the supervisor and coach returned, and this time the pitcher departed.