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Jake Great, Mets Suck

Last night, Jacob deGrom was once again great pitching seven scoreless innings while allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out eight.  What was truly remarkable was he was fighting it most the night.  To be that dominant, when you are aren’t yourself only speaks to how deGrom is truly one of the best pitches in the game.

In fact, right now, he’s the best pitcher in the National League.  Overall, he’s 4-0 with a 1.54 ERA, 0.994 WHIP, and an 11.9 K/9.  He leads the league in ERA, WAR (for pitchers), ERA+, and adjusted pitching runs.  He’s second in FIP.  All of these numbers are there to say and prove one thing: deGrom is one of the best pitchers in baseball.

This is why it is so criminal the Mets are just 5-5 in his starts.  Last night was another reason why.

Against Marlins start Dan Straily, all the Mets offense could muster was a Brandon Nimmo fifth inning homer.  Other than that, the Mets had three hits against him and five hits total for the game.

Overall, the Mets scored just four runs in the entire series.  This against a Marlins team who have the worst ERA in the National League.  When you consider the Marlins also have the fewest runs scored in the majors, you really have to question how these games were even close let alone how the Mets lost two of three.

Sure, this is the point where many will point to Jeurys Familia, who did blow the save, and yes, four blown saves is too much by this point in the season.  That said, he’s still a very good closer with a 2.35 ERA and an 11.0K?9.  Even the best of pitchers have an occasional off night.

Of course, this all could be mitigated by the Mets offense having one on night.

Game Notes: Even with the acquisition of Jose Bautista, Mickey Callaway has tabbed Nimmo as the everyday leadoff hitter.

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