Jacob deGrom sets another record amid historic season
Jacob deGrom has set yet another record on his way to one of the best pitching seasons in recent memory.
The New York Mets ace came into Friday’s game with an absurd 22 consecutive quality starts this season. He added another one to the total by allowing just three hits and one run to the Washington Nationals while recording eight strikeouts over seven innings. Quality starts are defined by outings in which a starter goes at least six innings while allowing no more than three earned runs.
deGrom’s 23rd straight quality start set a Major League record, breaking a tie with Chris Carpenter and Bob Gibson.
Jacob deGrom set another #MLB mark tonight – 23 consecutive quality starts (6 IP, 3 R or fewer). Exceeds Bob Gibson and Chris Carpenter (22). DeGrom is having among the best season’s ever for a pitcher. #Mets
— Michael Baron (@michaelgbaron) September 22, 2018
With one start remaining this season, deGrom’s ERA now sits at 1.77. The next closest in the National League is Aaron Nola at 2.44. deGrom has also record 259 strikeouts in 209 innings. Unfortunately for deGrom, who is 9-9, Nola and Max Scherzer have also put together seasons worthy of being in the Cy Young discussion. Should Nola or Scherzer take home the award, deGrom’s remarkable season may be forgotten by many, thanks largely to the Mets’ lack of run support for him.