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Three Mets dominating the diamond since the All-Star Break

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 27: J.D. Davis #28 of the New York Mets watches his two run home run during the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field on July 27, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 27: J.D. Davis #28 of the New York Mets watches his two run home run during the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field on July 27, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 11: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals during their game at Citi Field on August 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Most Dominant Starting Pitcher: Jacob deGrom

The word dominant is synonymous with Jacob deGrom. They fit together well and the Mets’ ace has once again proven this year why he took home the 2018 Cy Young Award despite winning only 10 games all year. Following his start on Sunday versus the Washington Nationals, he is now 3-0 with a dazzling 0.95 ERA in a half-dozen starts since the All-Star Game.

Combined with a 3.27 ERA from the first-half, deGrom has now made a strong case to again win the Cy Young. His overall numbers now include a 7-7 record and 2.68 ERA. Although he’s not nearly where he was at last season, there are few pitchers in Major League Baseball having better seasons than him.

As for honorable mentions, where do we begin? Zack Wheeler has made three starts and won each of them. His 1.33 ERA is almost as fantastic as deGrom’s. Since the Mets didn’t trade him, we have seen the best version of Mr. Wheeler much like we did in the second half of 2018.

Again, almost as dominant, we find Noah Syndergaard. In his six starts, Thor is 2-1 with a 1.91 ERA. He now owns an ERA below 4.00 on the year. Not long ago, it looked like the Mets might trade him. His second half dominance only further justifies the team’s decision to keep him.

Any run the Mets do make this year will lean heavily on these three starting pitchers. If Steven Matz can continue to perform well and they get an even average showing out of Marcus Stroman, the Mets are in great shape for the final weeks of 2019.

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