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.
Use of the six-man rotation across Major League Baseball is a matter of when, not if. Decades ago, the Mets changed baseball. Next year, they’ll be in a position to do it again.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, deGrom became the first rookie in club history to win four consecutive games in one season while pitching at least six innings and allowing no more than one run in each game.
Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, rookie Jacob deGrom pitched well into the seventh, and the New York Mets split a four-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers with a 2-0 win Sunday.
Could Jacob deGrom end up being the NL Rookie of the Year? Count Mets manager Terry Collins as a believer.
Jacob deGrom allowed five hits and a run in seven impressive innings, Lucas Duda hit a mammoth home run and the New York Mets beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 Tuesday night.
Good fortune certainly smiles if the kid works out. If he doesn’t, then the position goes down the tubes. If enough spots follow, then the season goes out the window.
Jacob deGrom had a tiebreaking single and again shut down the Marlins with seven impressive innings.
It might have been asking too much for Bartolo Colon to become an offensive force out of that spot. Still, there was some clear thinking from manager Terry Collins.
Rookie Jacob deGrom struck out 11 in seven shutout innings and also delivered a table-setting hit from the No. 8 spot in the batting order as the New York Mets tagged All-Star Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves 8-3 Tuesday night.