Jacob deGrom's Cy Young competition faced the Mets on Thursday and deGrom didn't get much run support again.
The Mets' ace was watching from the dugout, but, a big performance from the bats could have ended Max Scherzer's Cy Young campaign. But the Nats' ace gave up three runs over seven innings with 13 stirkeouts.
Scherzer was done in by the longball, giving up back-to-back home runs in the third inning. A two-run shot to Michael Conforto then a solo blast by Jay Bruce.
In a recent poll, 30 of 33 BBWAA voters said they would vote for deGrom (with the other three voting for Scherzer) in a potential Cy Young vote.
Scherzer has allowed 20 runs (all earned) over his last 39 innings spanning six starts as his ERA has risen from 2.11 to 2.57.
DeGrom will get his chance on Friday night as it's his turn to start. Can he bolden his Cy Young case?