Mets ace Jacob deGrom is in the midst of one of the most dominant stretches in baseball history.
Here's a look...
- DeGrom leads the majors with a 1.51 ERA, ahead of Justin Verlander (1.61), Max Scherzer (2.06), and Luis Severino (2.09).
- With a 0.87 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 83 strikeouts in his last 10 starts, deGrom is the sixth different NL pitcher in the live-ball era to have a sub-1.00 ERA, a sub-1.00 WHIP, and 80+ strikeouts in a 10-start span within a single season (STATS).
- DeGrom's ERA over his first 15 starts is better than Dwight Gooden's (1.66 ERA) was during his Cy Young-winning season in 1985 (Anthony DiComo).
- According to adjusted ERA+, deGrom is currently having one of the 10 best seasons by a pitcher in baseball history (Rich MacLeod).
- DeGrom's 4.8 WAR is the best in the National League (BR).
- DeGrom induced 24 swings and misses in his start Monday night. Two pitchers have gotten at least 24 swings and misses in two starts this season -- DeGrom and Scherzer (Sports Info Solutions).
- DeGrom is on pace to strike out 282 batters this season, which would give him 1,013 for his career.
- DeGrom is on pace to allow just nine home runs this season in 223.1 innings.