It’s safe to say that Jacob deGrom is back in full force.
After missing the vast majority of the season with shoulder troubles, the New York Mets now have their ace back and ready to dominate again.
Last night against the Pittsburgh Pirates, deGrom did just that, throwing seven scoreless innings, allowing just three hits, striking out eight batters and walking just one.
The Mets won 10-0, with deGrom even retiring 12 in a row at one point.
This is the sixth straight start in which he has set down 12 or more in a row.
Prior to deGrom, no starter had done that more than four consecutive times.
Last 6 starts for @Mets' Jacob deGrom:
8/7: Retired 17 in a row
8/13: Retired 16 in a row
8/18: Retired 12 in a row
8/25: Retired 13 in a row
8/31: Retired 12 in a row
Today: Retired 12 in a row
Nobody else in last 40 years has retired 12 in a row in more than 4 straight starts
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) September 8, 2022
deGrom Sets The Tone
This is some impressive history set by deGrom.
To nobody’s surprise, he did it with ease, carving his way through a depleted Pirates lineup in the second game of the twin bill.
The Mets ultimately took two out of three from Pittsburgh, with deGrom leading the way last night.
The former NL Cy Young award winner is back to where he was before the injuries started to pile up for him.
A season ago, he went 7-2 with a 1.08 ERA before being shut down for the season.
He’s now 5-1 with a 1.66 ERA this season, and his performance last night was huge, especially in the wake of the news about Max Scherzer, who is headed back to the injured list with left side fatigue.
While all this is going on, the Atlanta Braves are also red-hot, so deGrom’s performance could end up being a nice little pick-me-up for the Mets as they try and hold off the defending champs and secure their first NL East title since 2015.NEXT: Mets Insider Shares Starling Marte Injury Update