Mets ace Jacob deGrom is one of the top contenders to win the 2019 NL Cy Young. If he does, it would give him back-to-back Cy Young awards -- making him the first Met to ever accomplish that feat. Here's where things stand in the race...
Jacob deGrom, Mets
Key stats: 2.61 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 239 K's (11.3 per 9) in 190 IP (30 starts), 6.2 WAR (FanGraphs), 6.3 WAR (Baseball Reference)
Last start: Fired 7.0 shutout innings against the Dodgers on Sept. 14 while allowing three hits, walking none and striking out eight
Next start: Sept. 20 @ Reds
Trending: UP, having pitched 7.0 innings in 10 of his last 11 starts as his ERA has dipped from 3.02 to 2.61
Max Scherzer, Nationals
Key stats: 2.81 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 233 K's (12.6 per 9) in 166.1 IP (26 starts), 6.4 WAR (FanGraphs), 6.0 WAR (Baseball Reference)
Last start: Allowed five earned runs in 6.2 innings against the Cardinals.
Next start: Sept. 23 vs Phillies
Trending: DOWN, having raised his season ERA to 2.81 from the 2.41 he owned at the start of August.