Mets Fail deGrom Again
It’s July 28th. The Mets are past the 100 game mark of the season. We’re at the point where hit starts are just incredible seasons.
Really, it would be almost unheard of to have a starting pitcher leading the majors in ERA (1.82) and ERA+ (223). He leads the NL in FIP (2.28).
Despite all of that, deGrom just has five wins all year. If you think that’s bad, he’s got six losses.
That’s right. The guy who is the best starter in baseball this year is 5-6.
It’s worse than that. He’s the only pitcher in MLB history to have an ERA under 2.00 in 20+ starts to have fewer than seven wins.
Tonight, he allowed three earned on eight hits and no walks with five strikeouts. Astonishingly, this qualifies as a bad start for him. It’s just not a start where he deserves the loss.
He hasn’t deserved any of this. Hopefully, it’s not going to cost him the Cy Young he deserves.