Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has been named the National League Rookie of the Month for September. The right-hander previously won the award for July.
New York wrapped up its sixth straight losing season Sunday since moving into Citi Field, and one more would match the longest streak of futility in franchise history. But with a promising pitching staff, the Mets are talking big about 2015.
Manager Terry Collins said before New York’s game at the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night that deGrom “understands completely” the decision.
With the way he’s pitching, deGrom sees no reason to stop now even though New York might want to keep the Rookie of the Year candidate under 185 innings for the season.
The rookie whiffed eight consecutive Miami Marlins to begin the game at Citi Field, matching the mark set by Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sept. 23, 1986.
Jacob deGrom struck out his first eight batters to match a major league record before the Miami Marlins finally started making contact Monday night and rallied late for a 6-5 victory over the New York Mets.
Dillon Gee has now made over 100 starts for the Mets, something only 22 other pitchers have done in club history.
Assuming nothing drastic happens over the final two weeks of the season — such as deGrom allowing eight runs in consecutive starts — the right-hander should edge the speedy Hamilton.
Jacob deGrom burnished his rookie of the year credentials by pitching three-hit ball for eight dominant innings, and the New York Mets held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 2-0 Tuesday night.
Rookie right-hander Jacob deGrom, who is 6-5 with a 2.87 ERA in 16 starts, will not make his scheduled start on Tuesday against the Nationals.
Bryce Harper’s two-run homer in the bottom of the 13th inning lifted Washington past the New York Mets 5-3 Thursday and gave the Nationals a season-high 4 1/2-game lead in the NL East.
After suffering their first losing homestand since late May, the Mets go back on the road this week to take on the Nationals and Phillies.
It’s not so far-fetched anymore. Mets starter Jacob deGrom is making a strong case for Rookie of the Year honors.
Maybe it was a good thing Sandy Alderson didn’t pull the trigger on anything last Thursday. He might have been enticed to give up a young pitcher or two.
Jacob deGrom outpitched Jake Peavy in a tantalizing hitless duel that carried into the seventh inning Saturday night before the New York Mets broke loose and beat the Giants 4-2.