The Atlanta Braves have been a successful franchise for a long time.
They won the 1995 World Series, remained highly competitive for most of the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s, and then earned another trophy in 2021.
It’s still something on their bucket list.
The veteran ace demonstrated once again, on Thursday, that he absolutely owns the Braves throughout his MLB career.
They are one of the teams he faces the most, being in the same division, yet Braves hitters just can’t get used to deGrom’s overpowering stuff and impeccable command.
Yesterday, he tossed 6.2 innings while allowing three runs.
deGrom Doesn’t Usually Concede So Many Runs Against Atlanta
The Mets lost 3-2, but deGrom didn’t have any bases on balls and struck out nine.
Atlanta should consider itself fortunate to get three runs on the board against deGrom, because they usually aren’t that productive.
Lowest ERA vs. the Braves,
150+ innings since WWII:
Jacob deGrom, 2.08
Tom Seaver, 2.28
Mario Soto, 2.45
J.R. Richard, 2.47
Claude Osteen, 2.48 pic.twitter.com/9tICfnaEHQ
— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) August 19, 2022
Since World War II, no pitcher who has thrown at least 150 innings has given the Braves as much trouble as deGrom.
Just by watching him pitch, you understand Braves’ batters: he is just impossible to hit.
His velocity is increasing as he gets older, which is baffling and disconcerting for opposing batters: he can now touch 102 mph with relative ease.
It’s not easy to touch a 102-mph heater at the letters, and if it comes with filthy secondary offerings, it becomes all the more difficult.
They may have scored three runs against him on Thursday, but makes no mistake: Atlanta hates seeing deGrom on the mound.