Mets ace Jacob deGrom came into tonight’s game with a streak of 19.1 scoreless innings. It took him just one inning to break his career best.
For Jacob deGrom, It might have happened a lot sooner had it not been for his short start when the New York Mets faced the Phillies, but it finally happened. Coming into tonight’s game, deGrom’s best scoreless streak was an even 20 innings.
His streak was sitting at 19.1, the last run he gave up was on April 16th. In the first inning, deGrom got David Peralta to ground out. Following Peralta, Steven Souza Jr. struck out, matching deGrom’s career best of 20 consecutive scoreless innings.
Then he went on to strike out Jake Lamb to break his personal best. At the time, deGrom’s ERA had dipped to just below 1.80. When his scoreless streak first began, his ERA stood at above 3.
More from New York Mets News
- NY Mets: Trade market for starting pitchers feels non-existent
- NY Mets need to call the Athletics about a Matt Chapman trade
- NY Mets dream starting lineup for the 2022 season
- NY Mets offseason makeover might be a simple “She’s All That” situation
- NY Mets: 8 Ex-Amazins who killed it with other teams in 2021
This brought deGrom’s scoreless streak up to 21.1 innings. However, things started to go south in the third inning. He gave up a first-pitch single to Alex Avila but was able to get through the rest of the inning unscathed.
After that third inning, deGrom continued to pitch like the ace that he is. By the end of the fifth inning, he had racked up 10 strikeouts and still hasn’t given up a run.
In the sixth inning, he gave up a single and a double, leading to his first run in more than a month. After he gave up the run, he struck out Goldschmidt to end the inning. His streak was over at 24.1 innings, a personal best by more than four innings.
Want your voice heard? Join the Rising Apple team!
His streak ended a little more than a shutout away from the franchise record, held by R.A. Dickey. He was taken out after seven innings and 100 pitches with a 3-1 lead. His 13 strikeouts were tied for his career best. The only other times he recorded that many in a regular season game was on September 15th, 2014 and April 15th, 2017.