Mets: Jacob deGrom tied MLB record in amazing season
By Richard Heaton
In the middle of the Mets lost season is a bright spot in Jacob deGrom. Following his game against the Dodgers, he tied an MLB record.
Jacob deGrom did it all against the Dodgers Monday night. He pitched well and he drove in the only run of the game when he was pulled.
Remember back in 2014 when everyone was talking about Felix Hernandez? In the middle of the season he went on a streak that was pretty insane. He went 16 straight starts going at least seven innings while giving up two runs or fewer.
That was Jacob deGrom’s rookie year, and now, four years later Jake is leading the New York Mets with his own impressive streak, which may be better than the one Felix had.
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First, in order to be able to fully understand Jakes streak, you could use a couple other references. Let’s take a look at how the American Leagues best pitcher, Corey Kluber has been doing this season.
Since the start of July, Kluber gave up four runs or more four times. Jake is on a whole other level, the last time he gave up more than three runs in a game was back in April. He has now gone 25 straight starts giving up three runs or fewer.
If you think you know who the record belongs to, you probably don’t because it’s more than a hundred years old. King Cole of the Cubs is the only other to accomplish this, which he did in 1910.
While the Mets did beat the Dodgers, it wasn’t Jake who earned the win. It’s been an unfortunate streak of luck for him, as he has yet to win a regular season game against the Dodgers.
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In Jakes next start, he will try to break the record and will attempt to bring his MLB best ERA even lower. If he can continue his dominance over his last few starts of the season, he should easily be able to win the Cy Young award.