When deGrom Can’t Beat The Phillies, All Is Lost
This is a season where you can pretty much pick your nadir. Tonight might have been that night because when Jacob deGrom can’t beat the Phillies, the Mets really have no hopes of winning games.
Coming into tonight, deGrom was 6-0 with a 2.10 ERA, 0.917 WHIP, and a 9.5 K/9 against the Phillies. He was 22-14 with a 2.17 ERA, 1.033 WHIP, and a 10.2 K/9.
Tonight, deGrom allowed nine runs (six earned) off 10 hits and two walks while striking out five.
With this poor start, deGrom has allowed five plus earned runs in three of his last five starts. Given how dominant we have seen him at times this year, and how this Mets season has gone, you’re just waiting for the Mets to announce he’s injured.
It certainly doesn’t help his team let him down once again. Dominic Smith made a second inning error allowing the first run to score in a three run inning. With the game at 5-1, Nori Aoki made a throwing error on an Odubel Herrera RBI single, which made it 6-1. The error let the other runners get into scoring position, which helped facilitate the six run inning.
At the end of the day, the Mets lost 9-1.
But really, we’re just grasping at straws looking for the positive. In the end, a bad team looked bad against another bad team. That’s it.
Game Notes: The Mets lone run came on a first inning Travis d’Arnaud RBI double scoring Aoki.