The last time the Mets tried to name a day of the week after a starting pitcher, it didn’t really work out all that well, did it, Matt Harvey?
Still, when you have tickets for a Mets game — or are assigned by the boss to take the trek to Queens — there is only one way to tick off the days of the week on your fingers, and that is, Sunday … Monday … Tuesday … deGrom… Thursday … Friday … Saturday …
Another night, another episode of “Masterpiece Theatre” delivered by Jacob deGrom, whose borderline historic season has been worth the price of admission even when that includes added ticket fees.
Eight innings of shutout ball may not have been enough — again — to get a victory, even if the Mets persevered to win 3-0 in 10 innings over the Phillies on Brandon Nimmo’s pinch-hit three-run homer.
Thus, the pitcher’s record remained at a disconnected 5-4 even with a major league-leading ERA that dipped to 1.68. The Mets have won 11 of their ace’s 19 starts.
“I think the most impressive part is his ability not to worry about the lack of offense,” manager Mickey Callaway said. “Not everyone can just weather the storm like that. It’s pretty impressive.”
The franchise’s royal blood line coagulates on the mound. If a
Article source: https://nypost.com/2018/07/12/how-jacob-degrom-is-excelling-his-way-toward-infamy/
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