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Jacob deGrom walked the tightrope, but unfazed

Jacob deGrom did not give up a hit until the fifth inning Friday night against the Phillies.

In the end, he pitched 7 innings, allowed four hits, gave up one un-earned run, walked two and struck out five batters.

“He was very, very good,” Terry Collins said after the game. “He was walking that tightrope. You can’t make a mistake because we don’t hardly have any runs on the board. He’s unfazed by that.”

DeGrom has pitched at least six innings in 14 of his 18 starts this season, during which he has allowed three runs or fewer in 13 games.

He is 7-6 with a 2.94 ERA in his rookie season with the Mets.




18 comments
Daniel Diffin
Daniel Diffin

DeGrom is by far the best thing that has happened for the Mets this season. With Harvey back next year and either Syndergaard or Montero most likely making the jump to the bigs, we should be in very good shape. Harvey, Wheeler, DeGrom is a great 1-2-3, and I think Syndergaard will be just as good (despite an up and down year at AAA this summer).


Let's hope they can trade Colon to free up some cash for a hitter. 

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

ROY finishes for 2014:

Hamilton - 1

deGrom - 2

Owings -3

d'arnaud - 4

Wong - 5

Familia - 6


Not a bad showing by the Mets...

Muhammad Qureshi
Muhammad Qureshi

Next year we'll have an Ace, Ace-1a and Ace-1b. It'll be madness if they dont build a better team around them.

surfer1
surfer1

Last nights game...

Player                       IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA

Steven Matz (L, 6-5) 5.0 5 2   2   0   10 0 2.27

BRING HIM UP TO AAA

Noah to Mets!!

hashburry
hashburry

deGrom said after the game his control was great.  d'Arnaud comes out and says deGrom's stuff wasn't very good.  Can anyone on this team agree on anything?

Joe Paulson
Joe Paulson

In a year that is below expectations in certain respects, he might have been the top surprise -- this is the guy many suggested would be trade bait over Montero.  He is a sight to see, this year's Harvey. 

matmil
matmil

I love to watch this guy pitch, way ahead of most pitchers in their first year. Need to keep him around, if he is your number 3 starter your in good shape.

cyjabeli
cyjabeli

We expected nothing from this guy before the season started, never in the conversation......He's been our biggest positive.....

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

Jake and Zack will get our Championship Back!

semperfi
semperfi

Sounds good but you should throw a lefty in the mix and Matz is the man, if Niese goes then this kid should be in Spring training with an opportunity to fight for a spot in the rotation.

nagel100
nagel100

@surfer1 Matz is ready now .   both matzo ball and Noah should get a look in September.

rico
rico

@hashburry maybe jake was throwing what he wanted not what travis was calling? 


I freaking love watching deGrom. The guy seems to have no fear, he's out there to win.  

Even in the 7th when the Philiies were threatening and the Mets blew the easy force-out, deGRom fielded a come backer and gave Flores a look like "you aren't going to mess this up!" and Flores executed the DP to perfection.  But the body language from deGrom to the infield seemed to get their attention.  Of course Jake might be their best SS too.

JasonMiles
JasonMiles

@Joe Paulson That's the point-Even with Wheeler,Neise,deGrom,Colon and Gee they still can't compete. So they could have Seaver,Doc,Harvey and it won't make abit of difference if they don't put a few major leaguers out there.

saxon
saxon

@Not4Nutten 

and Harvey and Matz and Thor with Jake and Zack can be one of the best ever for the Mets...

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

Hopefully Harvey comes back strong, both Jake and Zack hve become major league studs, they pitch great with me. On base!