Mets RHP Jacob deGrom continued his historic season on Tuesday night with a strong outing against the Marlins -- and he reached a new milestone in the process.
DeGrom allowed two runs in seven innings of work to become the first pitcher to allow three runs or fewer in 26 straight starts. Entering the night, the Mets' ace was tied with Leslie King of the Cubs, who completed the feat in 1910.
DeGrom held the Marlins scoreless for the first three innings before allowing a two-run double to Lewis Brinson in the top of the fourth. Brinson's double was the Marlins' third straight hit and accounted for their first two runs of the game, but deGrom limited the damage from that point forward. He struck out Miguel Rojas to end the inning and went on to pitch three perfect innings to conclude his night.
The 30-year-old deGrom struck out nine batters, walked two, and allowed just three hits while throwing 106 pitches. He now has a 1.71 ERA, which is just .03 points higher than the league-leading 1.68 ERA he had entering the night.
DeGrom's start also marked his 21st consecutive quality start, which breaks his own franchise record for the most in a season.