Another game, another wasted performance by New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom. He was stellar once again in a 3-2 loss on Monday Night at home against the San Diego Padres. He pitched eight strong innings and gave up five hits and three runs (two of them earned). Jacob deGrom walked two batters and struck out 10.
The defense made two errors behind him and the Mets haven’t scored many runs in his starts this season. Monday Night could very well be the last he is a New York Mets uniform. His name has been mentioned in trade talks.
If Jacob deGrom is traded, this will be good for him. In reality, the New York Mets don’t deserve to have him with the kind of season he is having. The New York Mets owners are cheap and fans are tired of losing.
Jacob deGrom’s record is only 5-5 and it should be a lot better, but it shows how horrendous the Mets have been in 2018.
Jacob deGrom has a 1.71 ERA and it is the best in baseball. In 131 innings pitched, he has given up 95 hits and 29 runs. Jacob deGrom has only walked 32 batter and has struck out 159.
He should be the favorite to win the Cy Young Award, but deGrom won’t. If he was with a team like the New York Yankees or the Boston Red Sox, deGrom would have a much better record. Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners won the Cy Young Award in 2010 with a 13-12 record and a 2.27 ERA (best in the MLB that season).
Jacob deGrom must be constantly frustrated not winning games. At 30 years old, his agent either wants him to be traded or sign an contract extension with the Mets. After Monday Night, his agent should lean towards more of a trade.