Mets ace Jacob deGrom tossed his MLB-record 27th-straight start allowing three runs or fewer on Sunday against the Red Sox in Boston in what was his third-to-last (or was it?) start of the season.
Meanwhile, Max Scherzer and Aaron Nola each had one of their worst starts of the season.
Here's where things stand with deGrom, Scherzer, and Nola in the race for the NL Cy Young award...
Jacob deGrom: 1.78 ERA, 2.05 FIP, 0.950 WHIP, 10 HR allowed, 251 strikeouts (11.2 per 9) in 202.0 innings (30 starts) while amassing 8.3 fWAR and 9.1 bWAR
DeGrom (8-9) allowed three runs on five hits while walking one and striking out 12 in 7.0 innings Sunday against the Red Sox. All of the runs scored against him came in the third inning -- one on a sacrific fly and two on a homer from Brock Holt. During the start, deGrom's ERA rose from 1.71 to 1.78 while his FIP and WHIP both dropped.
Next start: @ Washington, Friday at 7:05 p.m. opposed by Max Scherzer.
Max Scherzer: 2.53 ERA, 2.66 FIP, 0.915 WHIP, 21 HR allowed, 277 strikeouts (12.1 per 9) in 206.2 innings (31 starts) while amassing 7.5 fWAR and 9.1 bWAR
Scherzer (17-7) had one of his worst starts of the season this past Friday night against the Braves, allowing six runs on seven hits in 4.0 innings while walking three and striking out six. His ERA rose from 2.31 to 2.53.
Next start: vs. Mets, Friday at 7:05 p.m., opposed by Jacob deGrom.
Aaron Nola: 2.42 ERA, 2.97 FIP, 0.971 WHIP, 15 HR allowed, 201 strikeouts (9.3 per 9) in 193.2 innings (30 starts) while amassing 4.9 fWAR and 9.0 bWAR
Nola (16-5) allowed four runs on six hits while walking one and striking out five in 5.0 innings this past Wednesday against the Nationals -- the second time in his last three starts where he has allowed four runs.
Next start: vs. Mets, Tuesday at 7:05 p.m., opposed by Jason Vargas.