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.

For Jacob deGrom, this means he’s having a Cy Young caliber season.

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.

0 Replies to “Mets Fail deGrom Again”

  1. Blu2MileHigh says:

    I am sure he has emotions and that DP not seeking the first strike or SF type contact, lack of small ball (with this lineup what the freak else?!) I am sure it zaps his focus and energy to make every one of his 100 pitches as perfect as possible….

    I would not handle this season well if I was him…

    Signing FAs will not turn this current lineup crap around next year.
    Scott Frazier will not help much.
    Jay Bruce had limited athleticism.
    We need young studs…
    TJ is an excellent bench guy with occasional power.
    Travis can share but Plawecki?
    Devon is a back up for a great team…

    A scout said that the Mets have the worst farm system.
    I said, no way…

    1. metsdaddy says:

      This lineup is far from crap, and it will be much better if the Mets spend

  2. Five Tool Ownership says:

    I got some bad news.
    The scouts already know it.
    Lugo and Gsellman will never be great starters nor 8th or 9th inning dependables.

    Lugo relies on a foreign substance on his hat to get his “famous spin”.
    Gsellman relies on his foreign substance to get his sink.

    Btw, a sinking fastball is like a forkball — not enough
    A FB is not enough
    So even if Gsellsman’s sinker is legit or legit via tar (or whatever)
    he needs a second plus pitch to be a reliever

    In regard to Lugo, great or VG starters have to have almost an over the top off speed pitch…. The foreign substance does mot bring necessary fearlessness but it brings doubt in one self…. on every pitch he goes to the center front of his cap.

    Does Sale, Baumgartner, Kershaw, Wade Davis not have a great off speed pitch?

    That is why Noah works hard on his other three pitches now…

    1. metsdaddy says:

      You better have proof before you slander Lugo like that.

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