Mets scratch Jacob deGrom on rainy afternoon against Phillies

NEW YORK -- Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom was scratched from his start against Philadelphia on a rainy Sunday.

New York manager Mickey Callaway said earlier he would not start deGrom if there was a chance of a rain delay.

Corey Oswalt started in place of deGrom, pitching in a steady drizzle. The Mets won, 6-4.

DeGrom has made 25 consecutive starts allowing three runs or fewer, tying the major league record set by King Cole of the 1910 Chicago Cubs. DeGrom is 8-8 with a major-league-leading 1.68 ERA. He is 3-6 in his last 13 starts despite a 1.85 ERA in that stretch.

Jason Vargas had been slated for Monday's series opener against Miami and rookie righthander Jeff Brigham (0-1) but deGrom could replace Vargas.