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Jacob deGrom wound up to deliver a warmup pitch and then totally forgot the ball

Warmup pitches prior to the start of an inning are not the most integral part of a pitcher's routine. He's already had plenty of time to warm up before the game, after all, and now he just needs a few quick tosses to make sure his arm stays loose.

Still, that being said, we can't recommend the strategy Jacob deGrom deployed during his start against the Mariners on Saturday:

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Maybe he needs a quick bullpen session with staff ace Yoenis Cespedes .