They may not be so homer happy this time even though deGrom is returning from a stint on the disabled list.
The impressive New York Mets rookie makes his first start in 16 days Saturday night opposite Zack Greinke when this three-game series at Dodger Stadium continues.
DeGrom (6-5, 2.87 ERA) proclaimed that he is ready to go after facing hitters in a bullpen session Tuesday. He said he used his complete repertoire and will pitch for the first time since Aug. 7 as he was out due to rotator cuff tendinitis.
"There was definitely more adrenaline than when I throw just in a regular bullpen," DeGrom told MLB's official website. "When somebody steps in there, the competitiveness kind of takes over, so it was nice to throw to hitters."