Jacob deGrom is back and set a new record for 2022

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Jacob deGrom is back.

All elbow and shoulder problems seem to be a distant memory.

Last night he took the mound for the New York Mets for the first time since July 7, 2021.

Starting against the Washington Nationals, who had just sold Juan Soto, deGrom was somewhat limited in terms of counting, but he played five innings and missed out on just one point out of 59 shots.

Not only was it crazy efficient, but it launched a 94.5mph slider.

Yes, you read that correctly.

In fact, last night it averaged 92.9 mph on its slider, which is the highest average for a season-long slider, according to Codify on Twitter.

DeGromination time

It is clear that deGrom shows no signs of rust and is still capable of wiping out the hitters.

But a slider that averages 93 mph?

This is unheard of.

This just shows how dominant deGrom really is.

Sure, the Mets had to limit the number of pitches, but for the five innings he’s been out there, he didn’t disappoint and did the unthinkable with his slider.

Her arm appears to be fine after months of rest and rehabilitation.

If he still manages to close at 93 and higher on his slider, he is still fully capable of being an ace.

It is an impressive achievement that he established last night.

Now, the Mets have both him and Max Scherzer healthy in their rotation.

These are two guys who pull hard and have a lot of veteran experience.

The two finally have the chance to form the first baseball brace in the Mets rotation.

We’ll see if deGrom can continue at medium speeds into the 90s for its slider.