By Daniel Friedman
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In honor of Jacob deGrom’s outstanding bit of work at the 86th MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati, here are the best pitching performances by Mets hurlers in the Midsummer Classic:READ MORE: Attorney Says Current Whereabouts Of Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito's Fiancé, Are Unknown
7. Matt Harvey (2013)
Harvey, the NL starter, strikes out three batters over two scoreless innings in front of the home crowd at Citi Field. His All-Star teammates don’t put out the same exemplary work, losing 3-0.
6. Sid Fernandez (1986)
In his first of two consecutive All-Star Game appearances, he strikes out the side in the eighth inning. A year later, he records a save, and is the only Met to do so in a Midsummer Classic.
5. Jon Matlack (1975)
Matlack strikes out four in two scoreless innings, and is named MVP of the All-Star Game (along with Bill Madlock).
4. Tug McGraw (1972)
The NL needed a clutch performance late in the game, and they got one from McGraw, who tossed two innings of shutout baseball and struck out four. He picked up the win by working the ninth and 10th innings.
3. Dwight Gooden (1984)
Doc strikes out the side in his very first inning of All-Star baseball. He pitches well in two innings of work.
2. Tom Seaver (1970)
Seaver strikes out four and allows just a single hit in three innings.
1. Jacob deGrom (2015)
The deGrominator deGrominates all three AL batters he faces, using just 10 pitches (nine strikes). Five pitches end up as swinging strikes. Welcome to the national stage, kid.