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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
deGrom workload to be 'watched'

By Adam Rubin

MIAMI -- Jacob deGrom, who starts on Wednesday against the Miami Marlins, will not need to be shut down before the season is over, Terry Collins reiterated pregame. Still, the manager added, deGrom's workload in any given game may be curtailed.

"We're certainly keeping track of his pitch counts and workload," Collins said. "The way he's been pitching, you're looking up and you know he's going to get you six or seven [innings]."

Including the series finale against the Marlins, deGrom should have five starts remaining this season.

DeGrom has logged 151 2/3 innings between the majors and minors, leaving him roughly 33 1/3 innings before hitting an approximate 185-inning cap.

His pitch counts in August were relatively light: 101, 97, 86 and 103. He had thrown no fewer than 107 pitches in any of his five July starts.