Jacob deGrom breaks 108-year-old MLB record in Mets win

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Jacob de Grom arguably the best pitcher of this generation.

On Sundays the New York Mets ace had his 40th straight start by conceding three or fewer earned runs, setting a new MLB record.

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Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets pitches in the top of the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field in New York on September 18, 2022.
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Excluding openers, deGrom now has the most consecutive starts, with no more than four points earned since points earned became a statistic in 1913.

Jim Scott previously held the record for over 100 years while completing the feat from June 1, 1913 to June 4, 1914.

The last time deGrom allowed at least four earned runs in a game was on September 3, 2019. After that, he allowed only one earned run in his next 28 innings to take his second consecutive Cy Young Award.

New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom

New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom
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DeGrom has songs that are almost never duplicated. In his last 103 starts (dating back to 2017), he has a 1.98 ERA and strikeouts 888. He and Clayton Kershaw are the only pitchers in baseball history to have such a number.

He has not had a season ERA over 2.50 since 2017.

The Mets took their 93rd win of the season on Sunday behind deGrom’s 13 strikeouts and two RBI days from Jeff McNeil and Daniel Vogelbach. It is their most wins since their NL East winning 97 wins in 2006.

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves in New York on August 7, 2022.

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves in New York on August 7, 2022.
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The Mets lead the NL East with a game over the Atlanta Braves, but are tied in the loss column – the Braves are 91-55.

DeGrom’s ERA is currently at 2.32, and he has expressed that he will be canceling his deal to become a free agent in the low season.



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