We don’t right about pitchers a whole lot – and part of that reason was evidenced on Friday night in Flushing. However, Jacob deGrom is making an art of his craft so much so; that we’re not even a baseball blog unless we give it some mention.
Once again, he didn’t surrender much in his start against the San Diego Padres. In six innings, he allowed one hit and struck out 10. He lowered his ERA to 0.56, and is reminding me of 1994 or 1995 Greg Maddux with all-world power stuff.
Jacob deGrom has the lowest ERA (0.56) through 10 starts since ER became an official stat in 1913.
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) June 12, 2021
The Padres would get two runs on a Jake Cronenworth home run off the Mets’ bullpen, but lost the game 3-2. Fernando Tatis Jr. had a hit and a run, and he’s a start in his own right. However, deGrom exited after six innings due to injury, and it sounds a little concerning although the Mets are going to lean to the side of caution with deGrom.
This is because; with him, they’re a contender to get to the World Series.
And by the way, Pete Alonso (who went hitless Friday night) hit a couple of home runs earlier in the week and made some headlines about his quote in regards to MLB doctoring the baseball depending on what type of players are going to be in the upcoming free agent class. However on Friday night, the Mets’ general manager dismissed what Alonso said as ‘conspiracy theory’.
Right now, with as much as what has come to light in the world that was once labeled conspiracy theory, Alonso was probably right on the money.
I like the Mets, and it’s something else when deGrom takes the mound right now. The opposition has no chance. As the Mets get all their pieces back offensively, they should be very tough to deal with in the NL.