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Jacob deGrom named co-NL Player of the Week

Jacob deGrom was named co-National League Player of the Week, along with Marlins reliever Steve Cishek.

DeGrom went 2-0 with a 0.68 ERA over the past week. In 13 1/3 innings — two starts — deGrom struck out 11, walked three and allowed just nine hits and one earned run.

DeGrom is 4-1 in July and has given up five runs in 32 1/3 innings in July with a 1.77 ERA. In his last four starts, he’s given up two runs in 27 1/3 innings.

“He’s been very good,” manager Terry Collins told reporters after the win. “We keep talking about it. I guess he has to go out each time and prove it. He’s been very good. He was very good today.”

DeGrom is the first Mets rookie pitcher to win a Player of the Week award since Octavio Dotel in 1999 (July 5). Outfielder Juan Lagares won a Player of the Week award as a rookie in 2013 (July 21).




16 comments
John Schod
John Schod

deGrom has been the highlight of the 2014 Mets with Duda a developing second and the bullpen a developing third!

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Anyone else wonder how we could have been enjoying these kids over the past few years instead of the tired veterans Sandy has continued to parade before us? It has taken the guy the better part of FOUR YEARS to get the bullpen right. Starting pitching should be a major strength next season. Now if he could only find someone to HIT THE DAMN BALL!

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

How does DeGrom tie with a reliever that goes just a few innings in a week?

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

Congrats Jacob....We are proud to have you as a Met. Keep up the excellent pitching.

saxon
saxon

and hopefully Thor....4 aces or #2's....add in Steven Matz and you got one of the top 3 pitching rotation in the majors

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

deGrom,Wheeler and Harvey, will lead the Mets into World Series very shortly, WOW!

specialk
specialk

@Kenneth Meltsner Enjoying these kids? So you are saying they should have been brought up before they were ready? I know you don't want to hear it but it takes time. IN baseball more than any other sport you have to be patient with players. All those Omar players that are playing well now, well he's been gone for 3-4 years.  Yes the bullpen didn't work but when you build it through veterans, its always a crapshoot. It took to this year to find the right young homegrown guys that could do the job.  

hankincolo
hankincolo

@Kenneth Meltsner I agree to a degree. It's taken forever, but young pitching takes longer to develop. Guy who can hit usually hit right off the bat, so to speak.

hankincolo
hankincolo

@BringBackDaveTelghe I agree. Relievers are important, but you can't win without a starter who gives you a chance to win. This reminds me of the debate over whether Dickey deserved the Cy Young over Kimbrel of the Braves. Sure Kimbrel had an awesome year striking out so many guys, but it's only one freaking inning per outing. It does not compare to a guy expected to get into the 7th, at least. No way no how should a reliever's job be considered the same as a starter.

John Schod
John Schod

If we don't lose a bunch of 1-0 and 2-1 games!

mrgee
mrgee

@Not4Nutten  Haha, only if we are able to win those 1 or 2 run games...