Mets ace Jacob deGrom was his usual dominant self on Wednesday afternoon against the Reds, and his team actually scored runs for him. Seriously.
DeGrom exited the game after the sixth inning with a 5-0 lead, having thrown six scoreless innings while allowing four hits, walking one and striking out 10 as he lowered his MLB-best ERA to 1.77.
DeGrom has allowed more than three runs just once this season, and has held his opponent to two runs or fewer in five of his last six games.
Despite his eye-popping numbers deGrom entered Wednesday's game with a 5-7 record, putting him in danger of being the first pitcher in roughly 100 years to finish the season with a sub-2.00 ERA and losing record.
He is now 6-7 after earning his first win in 51 days.
Of course, as has been pointed out many times, the won/loss stat for pitchers is basically useless, tells us virtually nothing about how a pitcher has performed, and should be fired in to the sun. DeGrom would probably agree.
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