Don’t let his win-loss record fool you.
A strong case can be made that Jacob deGrom is the best pitcher in baseball. Never mind that 8-8 record that can be blamed squarely on his franchise.
He left having pitched another gem, allowing two hits, and one earned run with six strikeouts in six innings pitched. And a place in the MLB history books.
The outing means deGrom is the first MLB pitcher to complete 25 straight starts allowing three runs or fewer, a record that dates back to 1913.
.@JDeGrom19 just completed his 25th straight start allowing three or fewer runs.
— MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) September 4, 2018
It’s a remarkable testament to deGrom’s excellence and reliability.
deGrom left after six innings with the game tied, 1-1. The Mets scored three in the ninth inning to pull out a 4-2 win.
It was another no decision for deGrom. But at least the Mets managed a win through his efforts.
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