Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom came off the disabled list Sunday and started against the Phillies, but he was pulled from the lineup after just one inning.The team announced it was a proactive decision after a rain delay halted the game Joey Gallo Jersey for an hour and indicated deGromwas removed because of his pitch count, not an injury. deGrom needed 45 pitches to get out of the first inning.The Mets announced that Jacob deGrom is not suffering from any sort of injury. They removed him from the game for precautionary reasons due to the rain delay and the 45 pitches he threw in the first. Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 13, 2018According to ESPN Stats & Information, since the earned run became an official statistic in 1913, deGrom is the first pitcher to start a game, pitch Ferguson Jenkins Jersey an inning or le s, throw at least 45 pitches and not allow an earned run.deGrom, who had been on the DL since May 2 as a result of elbow discomfort, said he was surprised by the decision.»I was kinda surprised honestly. I definitely would’ve liked to go back out there. The reasoning I understand, but who wants to pitch one inning as a starter,» he told reporters.Here’s how Jacob deGrom felt about getting pulled after a 45-pitch first inning today. #Mets Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 14, 2018Off to a strong start this season, deGrom is3-0 with a 1.83ERA and 56strikeouts.The Mets fell to the Phillies 4-2.

The Astros are back on track with the regular season winding down.After struggling through parts of August, even watching the Athletics erasetheir lead in the AL West, Houston has now won four straight games with all their star sluggers back in the lineup.Alex Bregman led the way in Tuesday’s 5-2 win over the Twins by collecting three hits with a run scored and two RBIs. All three of Bregman’s hits were doubles, which gives him 46 on the season.Josh Reddick and George Springer added two hits apiece, while Yuli Gurriel blasted his 10th home run of the season.Justin Verlander allowed just one run with eight strikeouts in seven innings. He improved to 14-9 with a 2.73 ERA this season. Roberto Osuna recorded his 13th save of the year.The recent winning surge has given the Astros alead over the A’s in the division, and with everyone back in the lineup, this team looks a threat to repeat as champions.Stud of the NightCardinals outfielder Marcell Ozuna bashed two home runs in an 11-8 win over the Nationals. Ozuna has had a tough first season in St. Louis, but he’s come around in recent months to help the Cardinals get in position to reach the postseason.Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger improved to 11-7 after allowing just one run in six innings with 10 strikeouts in a 9-3 win over the Royals. He lowered his ERA to 3.11 with the performance.Dud of the NightThe Cubs: Trying to hold off the Brewers Francisco Cervelli Jersey and Cardinals in the National League Central, Chicago lost 11-1 to Milwaukee after having six pitchers take the mound and five Starling Marte Jersey them allow a run. The Cubs mustered just five hits, but still have a three-game lead over the Brewers.HighlightBen Gamel gets a solid «9» for this dive:Show off the glove AND the flow.WOW, Ben Gamel. MLB (@MLB) September 5, 2018 What’s NextRed Sox (96-44) at Braves 12:10 (76-62) p.m. ET Hector Velazquez (7-2, 3.24) takes the mound for the Red Sox to try and help Boston extend their lead in the AL East. Atlanta will counter withMike Foltynewicz (10-9, 2.80), who has enjoyed a breakout season.

Manny Machado isn’t leaving Baltimore just yet.Orioles general manager Dan Duquette on Tuesday discu sed the team’swillingne s to engage in trade talks involvingthe three-time All-Star and confirmed the club will take some time to evaluate its options before making a move.»We’re still evaluating our club for 2018,»Duquette said, via the Baltimore Sun. «Basically, we still need to figure out where we’re going to be, so I think we need a little bit more time to do that.»The Orioles Pete Rose Jersey are 8-21 entering Wednesday’s play,the second-worst record in the AL.Machado, whois eligible for free agency at the end of this season,has been mentionedin recent trade talks sinceDodgersshortstopCorey Seager suffered a season-ending injury that Francisco Rodriguez Jersey will require Tommy John surgery. According to,Machado understands «things can change,» but he reiterated that he’d still like test free agency at end of the year even if he’s traded since an extension with the Orioles is unlikely.While the Dodgers will need to act fast if they hope to salvage their season,Duquette says the Orioles won’t be making any significant roster changes until at least the end of the month.»I think it’s important to find out where our ballclub is going this year,»Duquette said. «I think the benchmark is Memorial Day. I think that’s the first benchmark, about 60 days [into the season], to see how your ballclub is doing and see where you might want to go.»Machado, 25,leads the American Leaguein batting average (.361) andtotal bases (73). He also has nine home runs and 22 RBIs.Baltimoreopened itsthree-game series at the Los Angeles on Tuesday with a 3-2 lo s to the Angels.