26-Year-Old Right-Hander Is 4-0 With 1.24 ERA Over His Last 5 Starts


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Jacob deGrom is on quite a roll.

Coming off a pair of dazzling starts, deGrom was named NL co-Player of the Week on Monday, along with the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw.

The NL Rookie of the Year in 2014, deGrom has overcome a pedestrian start to his sophomore campaign by going undefeated over his last five starts, posting four wins and a 1.24 ERA over 36 1/3 innings.

Last week, the 26-year-old right-hander turned in two tremendous road starts, first pitching two-hit ball over eight frames in a 7-0 win over San Diego on June 1 and then allowing two earned runs and five hits over seven in a 6-3 victory at Arizona on Sunday.

”It’s mainly about going out there and trying put us in position to win every day, going out there and trying to put up zeros to get a win,” deGrom said.

The Mets (31-27) will begin play Tuesday the owners of a half-game lead over Washington atop the NL East.

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