Mets’ deGrom scratched with right side tightness

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday against the Cardinals in St. Louis with what the team called right side tightness.

Right-handed reliever Miguel Castro will start in his place.

DeGrom is 2-2 with an MLB-best 0.51 ERA and 59 strikeouts through five starts. He was recently named NL Pitcher of the Month for April.

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