Mets 25-year-old rookie RHP Jacob deGrom held the Mariners to one run in seven innings to move to 4-5 with a 3.01 ERA this season.
He has a 1.59 ERA in his last six starts.
“He’s always flown under the radar. He still is,” Terry Collins said after the game. “This guy has got numbers to match up with any rookie in the league, and you never hear his name mentioned.”
Lucas Duda told SNY after the game that deGrom was outstanding all night.
“He always has a certain presence on the mound and he keeps his composure so well,” Duda said. “He’s beyond his years.”
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
His last three starts (Braves, Marlins, M’s) have been sensational. Last night in particular, he had a terrific fastball, but his slider, curve ball and change up have been so great of late too, especially against Seattle’s left-handed hitters. He’s getting swings-and-misses with his change up, but – at worst – the opposition is making weak contact. He’s been in total control…
He struggled early in the year with letting too many runners reach base, especially by walks. Thankfully, he was benefitting from nice fielding and a bit of luck and managed to get by. Now, he’s just dominating hitters, challenging them and not walking people. He may fall behind, or give up a hit, but he doesn’t get rattled. He stays in character, focused and within himself, he’s locked in, and I like this. He’s very mature, and makes it feel like we’re watching a veteran pitcher.
It often feels like he’s just playing catch with Travis d’Arnaud.