Tag:

Jacob deGrom

New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz (32) delivers against the Washington Nationals during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 16, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) (Julie Jacobson/AP)
New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz (32) delivers against the Washington Nationals during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 16, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) (Julie Jacobson/AP)

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | Mets LHP Steven Matz, whose 2017 season ended due to ulnar nerve surgery, is "really excited" with the way his arm has recovered, but he's taking nothing for granted heading in to next season.

"Dealing with failure on a personal level as well as with the team, it was tough," Matz said recently on WOR radio. "I'm not taking anything for granted, even as far as my position coming out of spring training. As far as I'm concerned, I've got to earn my spot."

"This is a really big year for me. I know what I'm capable of."

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz
Read More

Juan Lagares (left) steals second while Dee Gordon waits for the throw during the seventh inning. (AP)
Juan Lagares (left) steals second while Dee Gordon waits for the throw during the seventh inning. (AP)

Orlando, Fla. - Mets GM Sandy Alderson is set to report to these GM meetings Monday morning. Here, he will have his first opportunity of the offseason to chat in person with his counterparts from rival teams and see if he can lay groundwork for trades. However, Mets people know they will have to get creative in order to pull off an impact deal. because the way this roster is constructed, trading won't be easy...

The Mets are seeking a late-inning reliever, a second baseman, a corner infielder or strict first baseman, and possibly a back-end starting pitcher. Free agency will be the easiest route to fill as many of those needs as possible, because the team knows that its farm system lacks the type of high-end trading chips Alderson had a few years ago (and even then he tended to hold onto his prospects).

The Mets have players on their major league roster that would bring back value, but I'm told they are highly reluctant to move most of them...

Tags: Amed Rosario, Dominic Smith, Jacob deGrom, Juan Lagares, Matt Harvey, Robert Gsellman, Steven Matz
Read More

Juan Lagares (left) steals second while Dee Gordon waits for the throw during the seventh inning. (AP)
Juan Lagares (left) steals second while Dee Gordon waits for the throw during the seventh inning. (AP)

ORLANDO, Fla. - With Sandy Alderson set to report to the GM meetings on Monday morning, he will have his first opportunity of the offseason to chat in person with his counterparts from rival teams, and see if he can lay the groundwork for trades. But Mets people know that they will have to get creative in order to actually pull off an impactful deal -- the way this roster is constructed, trading won't be easy.

As detailed in yesterday's column, the Mets are seeking a late-inning reliever, a second baseman, a corner infielder/first baseman, and possibly a back-end starter. Free agency will be the easiest route to fill as many of those needs as possible, because the team knows that its farm system lacks the high-end trading chips of years gone by (and even then, Alderson tended to hold onto his prospects).

The Mets have players on their major league roster that would bring back value, but I'm told that the team is highly reluctant to move most of them. The loss of so many starting pitchers to injury last year spooked the front office, providing yet another reminder that no amount of rotation depth is adequate.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo, Dominic Moore, Jacob deGrom, Juan Lagares, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
Read More

Sep 20, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) looks on from the dugout prior to the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Sep 20, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) looks on from the dugout prior to the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom has found advantages to having shorter hair.

The Mets' starter got a haircut after the season ended and said the shorter hair could have an impact on his pitching.

"I did some research and I found that shorter hair actually will speed up my delivery and add two more miles to my fastball," he wryly said, according to the New York Daily News.

Tags: Jacob deGrom
Read More

 New York Mets third baseman David Wright at the baseball winter meetings on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. Wright signed a contract extension with the New York Mets through 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) (Mark Humphrey/AP)
New York Mets third baseman David Wright at the baseball winter meetings on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. Wright signed a contract extension with the New York Mets through 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) (Mark Humphrey/AP)

In an article for the Daily News, columnist John Harper makes projections on where the top free agents will sign and how much they will be paid.

"The Mets do figure to be plenty active in this free-agent market, with holes to fill and more than $60 million in expiring contracts coming off last season's payroll," Harper notes. However, he continues, "indications are they won't be in on the big-ticket items," such as JD Martinez, Wade Davis and other elite free agents.

Instead, Harper projects that the Mets end up signing outfielder Jay Bruce, infielder Eduardo Nunez and relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Matthew Cerrone
Read More

 (Troy Taormina)
(Troy Taormina)

Though this may have been unthinkable just a year ago, it's undeniable that the Mets are in desperate need of starting pitching. Their 5.14 ERA ranked 27th in baseball and going into 2018, and only Jacob deGrom (and Noah Syndergaard, if healthy) can be reasonably counted on to be major contributors.

The Mets need to improve the rotation fast, and the best way to do that is with a big fish. This offseason, the biggest fish out there is Yu Darvish and if the Mets are serious about contending in 2018, they should have every intention of bringing him to Queens.

Darvish is coming off a solid season, his first full year since he underwent Tommy John in spring of 2015. He brought the same nearly unhittable stuff that has been his hallmark throughout his career, putting up a strikeout ratio of over 10 batters per 9 innings, a mark he has hit every year in the majors. And while control has sometimes been a challenge for him, his walk ratio was well below his career average. He did experience an uptick in home runs allowed, but it was proportionate to the MLB norm in this power-heavy year and certainly not enough to be considered a red flag...

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Maggie Wiggin
Read More

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

Jacob deGrom emerged as the only starting pitcher in the Mets rotation who did not miss a substantial amount of time due to injury in 2017. In fact, it proved another strong season for him. DeGrom appeared in 31 games and accumulated a career-high 201 1/3 innings. He finished with a 15-10 record, 3.53 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.

As a second-time arbitration-eligible pitcher coming off a salary of $4.05 million, deGrom most likely will be compared with Doug Fister (2013), Garrett Richards (2015), and Stephen Strasburg (2014).

Fister had a similar year in 2013 when he had equivalent MLB service time. He started 32 games and logged 208 2/3 innings. Although Fister has a slight advantage in innings pitched, he had a 3.67 ERA and 1.31 WHIP, which are both inferior to deGrom's 2017 season. Neither pitcher suffered major injuries during that year, although deGrom has had a Tommy John surgery in the past, unlike Fister. Fister's salary increased by $3.125 million, which is the lower end of the kind of raise deGrom should expect to see...

Tags: Jacob deGrom
Read More

The Mets are more than capable of contending again in 2018, their new manager Mickey Callaway told reporters Monday at Citi Field.

In 2015 and 2016, Terry Collins and the Mets won 177 games and made the postseason each year, including a trip to the World Series. However, due in large part to rampant injuries, they lost 90 games in 2017, finished in fourth place and fired their manager.

"In our situation, short-term, pitching is everything," Sandy Alderson declared Monday, reiterating a theme he has put forth the last few seasons.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Matthew Cerrone
Read More

Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller (24) talks with manager Terry Francona (17) and pitching coach Mickey Callaway (32) (Ken Blaze)
Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller (24) talks with manager Terry Francona (17) and pitching coach Mickey Callaway (32) (Ken Blaze)

Anthony McCarron, SNY.tv | Twitter | Steve Karsay is a Queens kid, born and raised in New York. He pitched in the Bronx cauldron with the Yankees, serving in the same bullpen as Mariano Rivera, and even subbed at closer for Rivera during a stretch in 2002.

So Karsay has a grasp of the New York market, its pressures and strains. And Karsay, who has worked with Mickey Callaway the last few years in the Indians organization, believes the new Mets manager is suited to thrive in it, mostly because "one of his strengths is, he's a great communicator," Karsay says.

"I think he'll excel at being a manager. He'll be a players' manager, but with the stern-ness and the growth for them to learn under him."

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Cespedes, Anthony McCarron
Read More

Sep 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) looks on from the dugout after being taken out of the game after giving up six runs against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Sep 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) looks on from the dugout after being taken out of the game after giving up six runs against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

As the Mets cleaned out their lockers after the regular season, RHP Jacob deGrom showed up with a new look: short hair.

DeGrom told GQ last year it took "a little over a year" to grow out his hair.

He said he gets a haircut only "a couple times a year," while Noah Syndergaard typically cuts his hair every two months.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman
Read More

 (Adam Hagy)
(Adam Hagy)

Jacob deGrom carried the burden this season of being the most valuable player on his team by far, and is the closest thing the Mets have to a sure bet going into 2018. Though some of his stats took a hit in a season that was strange for pitching in general, he was out there every five days, amassing 200 innings, 15 wins, and showing the consistency that has made him the centerpiece of the team.

Despite his relatively high ERA of 3.53 (still significantly better than most of the league), deGrom did some of the best pitching of his professional career this season.

He struck out a dazzling 239 batters -- fifth-most in baseball, and did so at a rate of nearly 11 batters per 9 innings, by far a career-best and good for seventh in the league. He also put up the best swinging strike rate and the best soft contact rate of his MLB career...

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Maggie Wiggin
Read More

 (Adam Hagy)
(Adam Hagy)

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom has gastroenteritis (stomach flu) and will not pitch again this season, the team said on Friday.

He had been scheduled to start on Saturday in Philadelphia. Seth Lugo will start in his place.

DeGrom's start last Friday was pushed to Sunday after he dealt with nausea/an upset stomach on Wednesday. He was treated at the ballpark in Miami before returning to New York with the team.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Jacob deGrom
Read More

 (Steve Mitchell)
(Steve Mitchell)

With his final start of the season coming up on Saturday agains the Phillies, let's take a look back at the five best starts Jacob deGrom has made during his at-times dominant campaign in 2017...

5.) May 19 vs. Los Angeles Angels

DeGrom, who had been scuffling a bit before this start, tossed 7.0 innings of shutout ball while allowing four hits, walking three, and striking out nine. 

Tags: Jacob deGrom
Read More

 (Frank Franklin II/AP)
(Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Mets are expected to explore a multi-year extension with RHP Jacob deGrom this offseason, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

The 29-year-old deGrom is under team control through the 2020 season, after which he is eligible for free agency.

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | The point of a multi-year deal with deGrom would be to buy out some of his arbitration years while getting him to agree to a deal that extends in to his free agent years. 

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard
Read More

 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Mets 1B Dominic Smith said he is looking forward to coming back stronger and more consistent in 2018 and that it's been "a blast" playing alongside SS Amed Rosario, who he said is his best friend on the team.

Smith, speaking during a Q&A with fans from the Mets' Twitter account, also answered lots of off-beat questions.

He wouldn't weigh in on the "feud" between Noah Syndergaard and Mr. Met -- instead pleading the fifth -- but said Jacob deGrom had the best hair on the team -- beating out Syndergaard and Robert Gsellman.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Dominic Smith, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman
Read More

Collins on deGrom's year 00:03:03
Terry Collins breaks down Jacob deGrom's solid outing against the Nationals and what his contributions have meant to the Mets this year.

Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom surpassed 200 innings pitched for the season during Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Nationals at Citi Field.

DeGrom was charged with two earned runs and lasted six innings Sunday, giving him a total of 201.1 innings pitched for the year. Also Sunday, by striking out 11 batters, deGrom became just the fifth Mets pitcher to have 11 double-digit strikeout games in a single season.

"It's definitely big for me," deGrom said of reaching the 200-inning milestone. "We've got plans to hopefully go to the World Series next year, and that's something I wanted to get to, to know what it's like to pitch that many innings in a year."

Tags: Jacob deGrom
Read More

In this week's Meet the MetsCast, MetsBlog's Matthew Cerrone, comedian Steve Hofstetter, and SiriusXM's Rob Brender hash out what a contract extension should look like for Jacob deGrom, what former Mets player they hope wins a World Series, give an emotional pep talk to Matt Harvey, and remind themselves that Nori Aoki is on the Mets...

To listen to the show, click play below or use this link to download...

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey
Read More

Cadillac Post Game Extra: 9/24 00:03:17
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 3-2 loss to the Washington Nationals.

Despite striking out 11 batters in six innings, Jacob deGrom and the Mets lost to Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Sunday at Citi Field. >> Box score


DeGrom (15-10) allowed three runs (two earned) and five hits in six innings, as he surpassed the 200-inning mark in a season for the first time in his career.

He gave up a two-run home run to Trea Turner in the third inning, then allowed an RBI single to Jose Lobaton in the fifth inning after Michael Taylor led off the fifth inning with a single, stole second and advanced to third on Travis d'Arnaud's throwing error.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Washington Nationals
Read More

 (Adam Hagy)
(Adam Hagy)

The Nationals (93-61) will face the Mets (66-88) in the rubber game of their three-game series today at 1:10 p.m. ET. at CitiField.

Tags: Jacob deGrom
Read More

 (AP)
(AP)

Jacob deGrom's start on Friday will be pushed to Sunday after he dealt with nausea/an upset stomach on Wednesday, the Mets said Thursday.

DeGrom was treated at the ballpark in Miami on Wednesday before returning to New York with the team.

Robert Gsellman wil start in deGrom's place on Friday, with Matt Harvey pitching on Saturday.

Mets SS Amed Rosario was briefly hospitalized earlier this week due to a stomach issue that he said was due to an undercooked meal.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Robert Gsellman
Read More

Sep 16, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) in action on the mound against the Atlanta Braves in the 1st inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hagy)
Sep 16, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) in action on the mound against the Atlanta Braves in the 1st inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hagy)

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom limited the Braves to one run in seven innings on Saturday en route to his career-high 15th win of the season. 

DeGrom struck out seven batters and walked two, throwing 101 pitches on the night. His only run allowed on the night was a sixth-inning home run by Freddie Freeman.

The win was deGrom's first since August 25 as he snapped a three-start losing streak. 

Tags: Jacob deGrom
Read More

Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:02:50
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 7-3 win over the Braves.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Jacob deGrom allowed a solo homer to Freddie Freeman but nothing else over seven innings to set a career high with 15 wins. The 29-year-old struck out seven and allowed five hits and two walks. Including Freeman's sixth-inning home run, deGrom surrendered four baserunners over his last six frames after working out of a first-and-third, one-out situation in the first inning.

2) Gavin Cecchini went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs while Dominic Smith singled and doubled in two runs. Nori Aoki (2-for-4, 2B), Brandon Nimmo and Asdrubal Cabrera doubled in succession to give the Mets a 4-0 lead off R.A. Dickey in the third inning. Juan Lagares singled in the first run of the game in the second inning.

Tags: Gavin Cecchini, Jacob deGrom
Read More

Sep 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) looks on from the dugout after being taken out of the game after giving up six runs against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Sep 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) looks on from the dugout after being taken out of the game after giving up six runs against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets (63-84) continue their three-game series against the Atlanta Braves (67-79) on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. ET on WPIX at SunTrust Park.

Follow the game live on SNY Gameday
Tags: Atlanta Braves, Jacob deGrom
Read More

Aug 10, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Aug 10, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

The Mets (63-84) have officially been eliminated from all playoff contention.

They play the second game of a three-game set with the Braves at SunTrust Park in Atlanta. Jacob deGrom (14-9, 3.63 ERA) will pitch for the Mets, R.A. Dickey (9-9, 4.28 ERA) will start for the Braves...

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard
Read More

 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

While listing the Top 25 pending free agents and guessing where they might sign, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports had the Mets connected to just two players -- 3B Todd Frazier, who he ranked 18th, and LHP CC Sabathia, who he ranked 19th.

Part of Heyman's predictions for where the top free agents might end up were sourced, where others appeared to be guesses (informed or otherwise).

Heyman did not have the Mets as potential landing spots for starting pitchers Jake Arrieta, Yu Darvish, Alex Cobb, or Lance Lynn, or relievers Wade Davis or Greg Holland.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
Read More

Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:14
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 10-5 loss to the Reds.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about today's game...

1) Paul Sewald allowed a game-tying three-run homer in the seventh inning and Jeurys Familia surrendered two more runs in the eighth as New York blew a 5-2 lead. Hansel Robles served up a three-run homer in the ninth. The trio combined to allow eight runs, seven hits and four walks in 2 1/3 innings.

2) Jacob deGrom overcame a rocky first inning and left the game in line for a career-high 15th win after allowing two runs on three hits in six innings. The right-hander walked three and struck out 10, the 10th time this season deGrom has recorded double-digit strikeouts in a start.

Tags: Dominic Smith, Jacob deGrom
Read More

Sep 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) leaves the mound after being taken out of the game after giving up six runs against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Sep 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) leaves the mound after being taken out of the game after giving up six runs against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Jacob deGrom endured his shortest start of the season Tuesday night as he allowed nine runs, six earned, in less than four innings during a 9-1 loss to the Phillies at Citi Field.

"No excuses," he later said. "I was terrible. ... Everything was flat and up in the zone."

DeGrom, 28, has allowed five or more earned runs in three of his past five starts.

"I don't know, after the second inning if he tried to overthrow or leave stuff up, but it was certainly not a deGrom kind of game," said manager Terry Collins, who does not believe fatigue or anything physical contributed to deGrom's rough outing.

Tags: Jacob deGrom
Read More

Cadillac Post Game Extra: 9/5 00:02:19
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 9-1 loss to the Phillies.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Jacob deGrom allowed a career-high nine runs -- six earned -- and a season-high tying 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings during the second-shortest outing of his career. The right-hander struck out five, walked one and surrendered a two-run single and a two-run homer to Phillies pitcher Ben Lively

2) Dominic Smith's error in the second led directly to a run and rendered the three runs deGrom allowed in the frame unearned.

Tags: Jacob deGrom
Read More

The Mets (59-78) continue their series against the Phillies (52-85) at Citi Field tonight at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

Who is starting tonight for the Mets?

RHP Jacob deGrom (3.43 ERA/3.56 FIP, 1.17 WHIP), who allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits while walking three and striking out five on Aug. 31 against the Reds.

DeGrom has struck out 206 batters in 178 2/3 innings (27 starts) this season. Along with Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden, and David Cone, deGrom is the only pitcher in team history to have multiple 200-strikeout seasons...

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Philadelphia Phillies
Read More

Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:02:46
Wayne Randazzo and Ron Darling break down the Mets? 7-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.

The Mets lost to the Reds, 7-2, on Thursday afternoon in Cincinnati in the finale of their three-game set >> Click here for a full box score of the game

Things you should know about today's game...

1) Jacob deGrom allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits while walking three and striking out five in 6.0 innings. 

2) Amed Rosario's throwing error in the third inning allowed Billy Hamilton to score as the Reds took a 3-2 lead. With one out, Rosario attempted to throw Hamilton out at third base instead of taking the sure out at first base.

3) Jeurys Familia allowed one run -- on a homer to Joey Votto -- in 0.2 innings of work.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Dominic Smith, Jacob deGrom
Read More

The Mets (58-74) wrap up their three-game set against the Cincinnati Reds (56-77) at Great American Ball Park on Thursday at 12:35 p.m. on SNY.

Who is starting today for the Mets?

RHP Jacob deGrom (3.39 ERA/3.49 FIP, 1.16 WHIP), who allowed one run onn five hits while walking one and striking out 10 in 7 2/3 innings on Aug. 25 against the Nationals.

DeGrom, who has struck out 201 batters this season, is one of four pitchers in Mets history who have had multiple 200-strikeout seasons. The others are Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden, and David Cone

 

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Jacob deGrom
Read More

 (Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports)
(Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports)

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv: 

The season-ending ulnar nerve surgery Steven Matz had on his pitching elbow is the same type of surgery Jacob deGrom underwent last Sept. 20.

During the surgery, Matz' ulnar nerve was moved in order to relieve discomfort. He had been pitching through significant pain at times season, reported Marc Carig of Newsday, who said Matz insisted on pitching through it even though his elbow was swelling up and he had to shorten bullpen sessions and skip others entirely.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz
Read More

Cadillac Post Game Extra: 8/25 00:03:17
Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) One day after Michael Conforto was lost for the season, Yoenis Cespedes departed the game in the top of the first with a strained right hamstring while rounding third base.

2) Jacob deGrom took three-hit shutout into the eighth and was ultimately charged with a run on five hits over 7 2/3 innings. The right-hander walked one and struck out 10 and matched his career high with 14 wins.

Tags: Jacob deGrom
Read More

 (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets (55-71) open a four-game series against the Nationals (76-49) in Washington, D.C. on Friday at 7:05 p.m. on SNY.

Who is starting tonight for the Mets

RHP Jacob deGrom (3.49 ERA/3.61 FIP, 1.18 WHIP), who allowed five runs on 10 hits while walking none and striking out eight in 6 1/3 innings this past Sunday against the Marlins.

DeGrom also allowed five runs during his prior start, against the Yankees on Aug. 15. He had allowed nine runs over his previous six starts (40 1/3 innings).

Tags: Jacob deGrom
Read More

Collins on Matz's injury 00:05:11
Steve Gelbs sits down with Terry Collins to discuss Steven Matz's anticipated trip to the DL and Amed Rosario's performance recently.

Mets LHP Steven Matz had successful surgery on Wednesday to move the ulnar nerve in his left (pitching) elbow, the team said.

MRI and CT scans on Monday led to a diagnosis of irritation of the ulnar nerve, and surgery repositioned the nerve to address the irritation, the team said.

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom had the same surgery last September and returned for spring training.

Matz pitched through pain this season, Newsday reported earlier this week, citing sources. He reportedly had been altering and/or skipping bullpen sessions to prevent the issue from worsening. 

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz
Read More

Aug 20, 2017; DeGrom (48) pitches in the first inning at Citi Field. Credit: Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 20, 2017; DeGrom (48) pitches in the first inning at Citi Field. Credit: Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Mets ace Jacob deGrom allowed five earned runs for the second straight start as the Mets lost, 6-4, to the Marlins at Citi Field on Sunday afternoon.

In the span of 11 starts between June 13 and Aug. 10, deGrom was 9-2 with a 1.82 ERA, during which he struck out 85 batters in 79 innings. However, in his last two starts (Yankees, Marlins), he has given up 19 hits and 10 runs.

"At this point in the season, after missing what he did last year at the end of the season, we are going to be careful with him down the stretch," Collins said. "There might be a little fatigue in there."

DeGrom, who has said he would like to top 200 innings pitched this season, has currently throw 165. His career best was 191 innings in 2015.

Tags: Jacob deGrom
Read More

Aug 20, 2017;Collins (10) takes out deGrom (48) at Citi Field. Credit: Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 20, 2017;Collins (10) takes out deGrom (48) at Citi Field. Credit: Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

In the seventh inning, with Jacob deGrom on the mound, rookie SS Amed Rosario scooped up a routine grounder and double tapped the ball to his glove before making a casual throw to first base.

The batter, Dee Gordon, who is among the fastest runners in the league, was safe.

"I am learning from all these small mistakes," Rosario said. "I knew he could run well, but I got a little overconfident on that play. ... I really do feel bad about that error."

Tags: Amed Rosario, Jacob deGrom, Miami Marlins
Read More

Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:04
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 6-4 loss to the Miami Marlins.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about today's game...

1) Jacob deGrom allowed five runs for the second consecutive start, punctuated by Giancarlo Stanton's Major League-leading 45th home run, a three-run shot in the seventh. DeGrom surrendered 10 hits and didn't walk a batter while striking out eight over 6 1/3 innings.

2) Yoenis Cespedes homered, doubled and drove in two runs. Wilmer Flores had a sacrifice fly and Travis d'Arnaud singled in a run during the Mets' three-run eighth. New York entered the frame with three hits and two walks against Marlins starter Adam Conley, who struck out a career-high 11 over seven innings.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Yoenis Cespedes
Read More

Jacob deGrom (Julie Jacobson)
Jacob deGrom (Julie Jacobson)

The Mets snapped their five-game losing streak on Saturday. They are 13 games below .500, 19 games back in the NL East and 12 games back in the Wild Card. 

What's Next

The Mets play the rubber game of a three-game series with the Marlins today at 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field. Jacob deGrom (13-6, 3.35 ERA) will face Adam Conley (5-5, 5.32 ERA).

Tags: Jacob deGrom
Read More

Aug 17, 2017; Matz (32) throws the ball the first inning at Citi Field. Credit: Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 17, 2017; Matz (32) throws the ball the first inning at Citi Field. Credit: Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Mets manager Terry Collins said LHP Steven Matz may be skipped in the rotation after his winless stretch reached nine games in Thursday's 7-5 loss to the Yankees at Citi Field.

Matz allowed seven runs (six earned) in just 3 1/3 innings, giving up a three-run home run to Gary Sanchez in a 40-pitch first inning and surrendering four straight hits to begin the fourth inning.

The 26-year-old Matz hasn't won a game since June 28. Over his last eight starts, he is 0-6 with a 10.19 ERA, having allowed 38 runs (37 earned) and 57 hits in 32 2/3 innings.

"We've been trying different stuff and it's not really translating to the mound," Matz said. "I've never gone through a stretch like this before in my career. It is tough, but I never want to say that I'm lost. ... I want to think I'm just one step away from where I need to be and things will just click.''

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Matthew Cerrone
Read More

The Mets (53-65) will play the final game of a four-game set with the Yankees (64-55) at Citi Field tonight.

The Yankees are looking for the third Subway Series season sweep in the 21-year history of the interleague rivalry. The Mets won all four games in 2013, and the Yankees won all six in 2003...

Who is starting tonight for the Mets? 

Steven Matz (2-6, 5.54 ERA), who gave up two runs in 5.2 innings against the Phillies during his last start. It was only the second time in his past eight starts that he allowed two runs or fewer in a game...

Tags: Jacob deGrom
Read More

New York Mets RHP Robert Gsellman (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets RHP Robert Gsellman (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

The Mets (53-64) will play the third game of a four-game set with the New York Yankees (63-55) at Citi Field on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m.

Who is starting today for the Mets? 

 

Tags: Jacob deGrom
Read More

Matz, deGrom travel in a Ford 00:01:32
SNY's Steve Gelbs chats with Steven Matz and Jacob deGrom as the guys catch a ride in a Ford to Yankee Stadium

SNY's Steve Gelbs chats with Steven Matz and Jacob deGrom as the guys catch a ride in a Ford to Yankee Stadium.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz
Read More

Aug 15, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
Aug 15, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom allowed five runs on nine hits in seven and 1/3 innings during a 5-4 loss to the Yankees on Tuesday night.

DeGrom (13-6, 3.35 ERA) limited the Yankees to three runs through the first five innings, but fell victim to Gary Sanchez's home run in the sixth, as well as a sacrifice fly in the eighth. He recorded one out in the eighth inning before being replaced by Jerry Blevins.

It was the 29-year-old deGrom's third loss in four starts, despite a 1.82 ERA since June 12...

Tags: Jacob deGrom
Read More

Cadillac Post Game Extra: 8/15 00:03:41
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 5-4 loss to the Yankees.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Jacob deGrom allowed five runs on eight hits -- including a pair of homers -- while walking two and striking out four over 7 1/3 innings in the 100th start of his big league career. It was the most runs he's allowed since June 6 when he surrendered eight against the Rangers.

2) Dominic Smith hit the first home run of his Major League career, a two-run shot to left in the seventh inning. Amed Rosario also went deep, slamming a two-run shot to right-center off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth that brought the Mets within a run. 

3) Yoenis Cespedes beat out a pair of infield singles and walked in four plate appearances.

Tags: Jacob deGrom
Read More

Cadillac Post Game Extra: 8/15 00:03:41
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 5-4 loss to the Yankees.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Jacob deGrom allowed five runs on eight hits -- including a pair of homers -- while walking two and striking out four over 7 1/3 innings in the 100th start of his big league career. It was the most runs he's allowed since June 6 when he surrendered eight against the Rangers.

2) Dominic Smith hit the first home run of his Major League career, a two-run shot to left in the seventh inning. Amed Rosario also went deep, slamming a two-run shot to right-center off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth that brought the Mets within a run. 

3) Yoenis Cespedes beat out a pair of infield singles and walked in four plate appearances.

Tags: Jacob deGrom
Read More

The Mets (53-63) will play the second game of a four-game set with the New York Yankees (62-55) at Yankees Stadium on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.

Who is starting today for the Mets? 

Rafael Montero (1-8, 6.06 ERA) who took the loss in his last start against the Rangers. He allowed four runs on five hits while striking out five and walking three in three innings.

Montero has struggled in his last few starts, having made it only as far as 5.2 innings in his last three. He has let up 13 earned runs in that span.

Tags: Jacob deGrom
Read More

Aug 10, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Aug 10, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

Jacob deGrom threw his second bullpen session Sunday morning.

He reported no issues with his arm after Sunday's game and said he expects to make his scheduled start tomorrow against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

Tags: Jacob deGrom
Read More

Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:26
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 10-0 rout of the Phillies at Citizens Banks Park on Thursday night.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Jacob deGrom struck out nine over 6 2/3 innings to improve to 6-0 in his career against the Phillies. The right-hander didn't issue a walk and allowed four hits, but he left the game as precaution after being hit by a Nick Williams line drive on his 99th pitch. X-rays were negative on what the Mets labeled a "right arm contusion."

2) The Mets hit four home runs, including a pair of three-run shots by Wilmer Flores and Michael ConfortoCurtis Granderson hit a two-run homer and Neil Walker slugged a solo blast during a four-hit night. Flores notched three hits and fell a triple shy of the cycle while Yoenis Cespedes and Granderson had two hits apiece.

3) Erik Goeddel and Paul Sewald combined for 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief to complete the Mets fourth shutout of the season and first since blanking Miami on June 28.

Tags: Jacob deGrom
Read More