Jacob DeGrom scratched by Mets because of weather forecast

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

NEW YORK -- The Mets have scratched Jacob deGrom from his scheduled start against the San Diego Padres because of discouraging weather reports.

Rafael Montero will start for New York in deGrom's place on Thursday night.

Mets manager Terry Collins says he spoke with deGrom in the afternoon, and they agreed not to risk a weather-shortened outing for the right-hander. Forecasts are calling for thunderstorms beginning around 9 p.m., about two hours before the scheduled start.

Collins says there is no physical issue with deGrom.

Montero was told at around 3:45 p.m. that he will start.