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NY Mets: 5 best moments from an entertaining 2021 season

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 31: Javier Baez #23 of the New York Mets slides home with the game winning run in the ninth inning against Alex Jackson #23 of the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on August 31, 2021 in New York City. This is a continuation of the April 11 game which was suspended due to inclement weather. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 31: Javier Baez #23 of the New York Mets slides home with the game winning run in the ninth inning against Alex Jackson #23 of the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on August 31, 2021 in New York City. This is a continuation of the April 11 game which was suspended due to inclement weather. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 23: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets looks on after the final out against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on April 23, 2021 in New York City. All players are wearing the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. The Mets defeated the Nationals 6-0. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

2) NY Mets top moment: Jacob deGrom hurls a shutout against the Nationals

In only his fourth start of the season, Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom tossed his gem of the year. It was Friday, April 23rd when the Washington Nationals came to town. A few hours later, they would leave with only two hits and a 6-0 loss.

This was possibly the best game deGrom has pitched in his career. He went all nine and struck out 15. It took the Mets ace 109 pitches to dispose of the Nationals. Among them, 84 went for strikes.

deGrom looked like he was well on his way to having another Cy Young worthy season. He went into the matchup with two consecutive 14 strikeout games. He left it with a 2-1 record and a season-low 0.31 ERA.

Sadly, this would turn out to be the highlight of deGrom’s season. While he would turn in a few more quality starts and continue his Cy Young pace, many of his starts were limited to less than 90 pitches.

Way back in April when deGrom was sticking it to the Nationals, nobody could have guessed it would have been such a disappointing year for him. It’s not that he didn’t pitch well when he was on the field. Injuries just happened to get in the way of what should have been one of the greatest seasons we’ve ever seen a pitcher put together.

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