Since returning to the team, deGrom has picked up right where he left off.
He had missed the back half of the 2021 season with elbow troubles and was shut down in spring training with shoulder issues.
Now, he’s back and dominating once again.
He took the hard-luck loss last night against the Atlanta Braves, giving up three runs over 6.2 innings, but he struck out nine, and according to Mets insider Anthony DiComo, deGrom’s strikeout-to-walk ratio is the most lopsided single season mark of all time among pitchers with more than 15 strikeouts.
Jacob deGrom's 37-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio is the most lopsided single-season mark ever among pitchers with more than 15 Ks.
(The full-season mark is held by Bert Dorr of the 1882 St. Louis Brown Stockings in the American Association. He had 34 strikeouts against one walk.)
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 19, 2022
deGrom Racking Up The Ks
Of course, deGrom has been out for most of the year, but to have such a good strikeout-to-walk ratio just a few starts into the season is impressive.
Then again, it shouldn’t be a surprise, given deGrom’s track record.
Last night was his first loss of the season.
He’s 2-1 with a 2.31 ERA thus far.
His return has helped give the Mets a little bit of a boost in their starting rotation as they look to reach the postseason for the first time since 2016.
Alongside Max Scherzer, deGrom is pitching just like his old self, racking up strikeouts and not walking too many batters.
He kept the Mets in the game last night and continued to rack up a ton of strikeouts.
He did not walk a batter last night.
The full season record for strikeout-to-walk ratio is held by Bert Dorr, who did it in 1882 with the St. Louis Brown Stockings, posting a 34-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
We’ll see if deGrom can keep it up.