Despite having the league's lowest ERA, Mets RHP Jacob deGrom somehow is just 5-7. There have been many ways, like that, to express how the team has failed their star this season, but there's a different stat that takes the cake.
This season, the Braves are 5-0 against the Mets in games that deGrom has pitched. DeGrom has a 1.09 ERA in those games, per MLB.
That's a riddle. That's nearly impossible. But, that's been deGrom's plight this season.
DeGrom drove in the team's only run in his most recent masterclass loss to the Braves on Friday night. The Cy Young candidate gave up two runs in eight innings with nine strikeouts and drove in the Mets' only run in their 2-1 loss.
"Everytime when I go out there, I'm trying to put us in a position to win," deGrom said. "We just haven't won baseball games when I'm pitching. It's not like these guys aren't trying to put up runs. It just seems like whenever I'm out there we're not able to score enough to win a baseball game."
Furthermore, NY Post's Joel Sherman came from the top rope with another great stat: deGrom has six games this season of at least eight IP and two ER or fewer. No one else has more than four. In those starts, deGrom is 1-3 with two no-decisions. All other starters in such games? 73-9 with 18 no decisions.