New York Mets prospects

Jacob deGrom tossed seven shutout innings for Triple-A on Tuesday

By Danny Abriano

After solid starts by Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom took the hill on Tuesday night for Triple-A Las Vegas and did the same thing he did last week. He one-upped them.

Feb 26, 2014; Port St Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets Jacob deGrom poses during media day at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

The 25-year-old deGrom took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, and wound up throwing seven shutout innings. He allowed three hits, walked one, and struck out four. In the process, his ERA shrunk to a miniscule 0.50.

Coming into the 2014 season, deGrom was looked at as someone who would likely make a shift to the pen – perhaps as soon as this season. That still may be the case, but he’s certainly opening eyes as a starter early in the campaign.

Las Vegas won the game 6-3.

Also notable Tuesday night for Las Vegas:

  • In the third game of his rehab stint, Chris Young went 1 for 4 with a run scored.
  • Josh Edgin tossed a scoreless ninth to earn the save.

Next up:

Logan Verrett takes the hill for the 51s on Wednesday as they take on the Reno Aces at 6:35 PM.

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