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Jacob deGrom | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Jacob deGrom struck out 10 batters over six innings but took a loss Saturday against the Red Sox.
He was cruising until the top of the sixth, when Mookie Betts singled, Pablo Sandoval hit an RBI double, Travis Shaw drew a walk, and Brock Holt hit into a fielder's choice that drove in Boston's second run. It was a rare hiccup for deGrom, who stands 12-7 with a 2.32 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 171/34 K/BB ratio in 163 innings this season. He'll face the Marlins on the road next week. Aug 29 - 7:06 PM

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Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that Jacob deGrom was dealing with food poisoning during his start on Monday.

It's helps explain why he pitched uncharacteristically poorly, yielding seven runs -- six earned -- in 2 2/3 innings. DeGrom had an IV on Tuesday and is feeling much better. He'll be fine for his next outing.
Aug 26 - 3:52 PM

Jacob deGrom lucked out with a no-decision as the Mets beat the Phillies on Monday despite his allowing seven runs (six earned) in 2 2/3 innings.

The Phillies were hitting everything the right-hander was throwing. Ryan Howard punished him with a three-run opposite-field home run in the first inning. Cameron Rupp hit a tape-measure solo homer to the bullpens in center field, and Domonic Brown laced a three-run shot in the third inning. DeGrom, overall, yielded eight hits and three walks while striking out three. It did a number on his ERA, raising it from 1.98 to 2.29. He still has an excellent 0.94 WHIP with a 161/32 K/BB ratio over 157 innings. DeGrom will try to rebound at home against the Red Sox in his upcoming outing.
Aug 24 - 11:35 PM

Jacob deGrom earned his 12th win, limiting the Orioles to one run in 7 2/3 innings on Tuesday.

The only blip on deGrom's record was a sixth-inning Gerardo Parra solo home run. He scattered five hits and a walk while striking out six. The effort lowered his ERA to 1.98 along with a sterling 0.89 WHIP and a 158/29 K/BB ratio over 154 1/3 innings. DeGrom is in the NL Cy Young conversation and will try to bolster his case next week when he faces the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
Aug 18 - 10:55 PM

Jacob deGrom blanked the Rockies for seven innings, striking out 10, in a victory Wednesday.

DeGrom allowed a double and a single before Tyler Clippard and Jeurys Familia finished up the three-hitter. It was his fourth 10-strikeout game of the year, and he's fanned at least seven in six straight starts, all of which have been won by the Mets.
Aug 12 - 11:29 PM

Jacob deGrom pitched well in earning a no-decision against the Rays on Friday, allowing two runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings in a game the Mets ultimately won 4-3.

DeGrom fanned seven without walking a batter. His lone mistakes were two solo home runs, as Grady Sizemore burned him in the fourth inning and James Loney connected for another one in the seventh. Otherwise, deGrom was on-point, as he's been for most of the season. The current owner of a 2.13 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 142/24 K/BB ratio over 139 2/3 innings, deGrom faces the Rockies at home in his next start.
Aug 7 - 10:15 PM

Jacob deGrom pitched well in earning a no-decision against the Nationals on Saturday, yielding two runs on six hits over six innings.

Both runs against deGrom came home in the very first inning, when Ian Desmond nicked him for a two-run single. The Nationals wouldn't score again, but the Met offense struggled against Joe Ross and deGrom was unable to earn the victory despite a nice pitching performance. The 27-year-old right-hander holds some impressive numbers this season, including a 2.09 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 135/24 K/BB ratio in 133 1/3 innings. Up next on his schedule, a road date with the Rays.
Aug 1 - 10:14 PM

Jacob deGrom fired 7 2/3 innings of shutout ball in a no-decision on Sunday to help beat Zack Greinke and the Dodgers in 10 innings.

DeGrom ended Zack Greinke's consecutive scoreless innings streak at 45 2/3 innings when he brought home a run with a fielder's choice ground out in the third inning. On the pitching side of things, he limited the Dodgers to two hits and two walks while striking out eight. deGrom has put together a Cy Young Award-worthy season -- if not for Greinke -- with his 2.05 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, and 128/23 K/BB ratio over 127 1/3 innings. He'll oppose the Nationals at home next.
Jul 26 - 4:48 PM

Jacob deGrom allowed only two runs in six innings, beating the Nationals on Tuesday to earn his 10th win of the season.

deGrom served up a two-run home run to Wilson Ramos in the fifth inning, which put him in line for the loss at the time, but that was the only damage the Nationals could do against the right-hander. He gave up a measly three hits while walking none and striking out eight. deGrom will bring his superb 2.18 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, and 120/21 K/BB ratio in 119 2/3 innings into a home start against the Dodgers next.
Jul 21 - 10:12 PM

Jacob deGrom fired eight shutout innings Wednesday in the Mets' 4-1 defeat of the Giants.

It's a shame manager Terry Collins didn't let deGrom try for the shutout -- which would have been the first of his career. He was only at 99 pitches when the Mets turned things over to Bobby Parnell, who gave up a run on two hits in the ninth. Still, a stellar performance from the 27-year-old deGrom, who struck out 10, yielded only two hits, and now stands 9-6 with a 2.14 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and 112/21 K/BB ratio in 113 2/3 innings.
Jul 8 - 6:34 PM

Jacob deGrom was not on his game in Thursday's loss to the Cubs, lasting just 5 1/3 innings and allowing four runs (three earned) over 5 1/3 innings.

Well that was somewhat unexpected. It's not that deGrom pitched horribly--the Cubs scored solitary runs in the first and fifth innings before dropping in two more in the sixth. He just pitched flatly, as evidenced by the strikeout magician's mere two K's on the day. The Cubs pecked deGrom to death with seven hits. We'll chalk this loss up to a meaningless blip on the radar, as the right-hander's season numbers remain superb. He's currently pitching to a 2.30 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 102/20 K/BB ratio over 105 2/3 innings. A Wednesday afternoon road start against the Giants is up next on the schedule as he tries to get back on a roll.
Jul 2 - 4:00 PM

Jacob deGrom pitched brilliantly on Thursday in a winning effort, firing eight scoreless innings versus the Brewers.

The Brewers never really had much of a shot, even as the Mets struggled to score runs. DeGrom scattered four hits, three of which were singles, while striking out seven and issuing zero walks. The right-hander hit the skids in late April and early May but has since rebounded by limiting opponents to two earned runs or fewer in eight consecutive starts, which has lowered his ERA to 2.15 with a 0.93 WHIP and a 100/18 K/BB ratio over 100 1/3 innings. deGrom will look to continue his run of dominance next week at home against the Cubs.
Jun 25 - 5:02 PM

Jacob deGrom took a tough-luck loss after giving up two runs in 7 1/3 innings Friday against the Braves.

Yet again, deGrom deserved better. After holding the Braves scoreless over the first seven innings, he gave up a leadoff double to Andrelton Simmons in the eighth. His defense betrayed him from there, as Ruben Tejada failed to cover third base on a sacrifice bunt from Eury Perez and Wilmer Flores took too long to make a throw to first base on an eventual infield single by Pedro Ciriaco. Mets manager Terry Collins then turned to Sean Gilmartin, but he quickly served up a go-ahead two-run double to Jace Peterson. All told, deGrom allowed four hits and one walk while striking out three. He now holds a 2.34 ERA through 14 starts this season. He'll hope for some more help from his defense and offense next time out against the Brewers in Milwaukee.
Jun 19 - 10:30 PM

Jacob deGrom struck out nine and allowed just one run over seven innings in a no-decision against the Braves on Saturday.

DeGrom really deserved better than a no-decision here. Only a two-run rally by the Braves in the ninth inning off of the Mets' bullpen stood in the way of what looked like a sure win. DeGrom, coming off a 10-strikeout performance against the Diamondbacks in his last start, remained locked in throughout Saturday's contest. After Freddie Freeman stung him for a solo homer in the first inning, deGrom put up zeros over the next six innings. He now holds a 2.33 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 90/17 K/BB ratio over 85 innings. After a slow start, his numbers are up there with the best starters in the game. Next on the docket, these same Braves, though deGrom will be on the road this time around.
Jun 13 - 8:05 PM

Jacob deGrom had the strikeout working in a 6-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday, punching out 10 and allowing three runs (two earned) in seven innings.

DeGrom's been pitching brilliantly as of late and it was no different against the Diamondbacks. Two runs scored against him in the first inning after Eric Campbell committed a throwing error, but the Diamondbacks wouldn't touch the scoreboard again until a Chris Owings infield single brought a run home in the sixth inning. DeGrom did walk three, but that's just nitpicking. He holds a fantastic WHIP of 1.00 and an 81/16 K/BB ratio across 78 innings, plus a 2.42 ERA. This is the ace we all expected to see entering the season. He'll try to keep a good thing going in a home start against the Braves next Saturday afternoon.
Jun 7 - 6:57 PM

Depth Charts

C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Kelly Johnson
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
2Juan Uribe
3Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Michael Conforto
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
3Kirk Nieuwenhuis
4Eric Young Jr.
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2Tyler Clippard
3Addison Reed
4Hansel Robles
5Carlos Torres
6Sean Gilmartin
7Eric O'Flaherty
8Bobby Parnell
9Erik Goeddel
10Buddy Carlyle
11Jerry Blevins
12Josh Edgin
13Jack Leathersich
14Jenrry Mejia