Jacob deGrom to start Game 1 of the World Series

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Buster Olney reports that Jacob deGrom will get the start in Game 1 of the World Series for the New York Mets. It’s not deGrom’s turn, but five days off allows Terry Collins to arrange his rotation however he likes. Following deGrom will be Noah Syndergaard in Game 2, Matt Harvey in Game 3 and Steven Matz in Game 4.

Collins will no doubt address his reasons for this sometime soon. One possible reason, I suppose, is that deGrom and Syndergaard have higher strikeout rates and would be better suited to face the Blue Jays in Rogers Centre. Not that we’re dealing with dramatic or particularly significant differences or anything. But I guess you have to pick somehow.