DeGrom struck out seven and held the Dodgers to a single run on three hits, three walks and ahit batsman over seven innings Friday, but didn't receive a decision in an eventual walk-off win. He didn't have his best stuff or his best command by any means, but deGrom has shown a remarkable ability to battle through such issues and deliver strong results on the mound anyway. He left with a 5-1 lead, but closer Jeurys Familia gave up four runs in a non-save situation and ultimately left with an undeserved win after Curtis Granderson's walk-off homer. The fact that deGrom has been less than himself this season and still holds a 2.81 ERA speaks volumes about just how good he can be when he's on, and he's just starting to round into midseason form.
deGrom allowed four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out seven over five innings, but received no decision Saturday against the Brewers. deGrom left the contest with a two-run deficit, but the offense bailed him out to take him off the hook for a potential loss. This was the first time this year that he's allowed more than three runs in an outing, and his ERA rose to a season-high 3.07. He'll make his next start Friday against the Dodgers.
DeGrom allowed three runs while striking out three and walking three across 6.1 innings Sunday against the Rockies. He did not factor into the decision. Pitching at Coors Field is a rather daunting task these days, but DeGrom was sharp Sunday, tossing his second straight quality start and keeping his team in the game. DeGrom has a shiny 2.50 ERA through six starts, but his K/9 rate sits at a paltry 5.8, down significantly from his 2015 mark of 9.7. Despite his lack of punchouts, DeGrom has been able to achieve success even with a BABIP that is up 4.5% from last year, indicating that better things could be in store as he heads into a cushy matchup versus the Brewers on Saturday.
DeGrom made some progress with his mechanical adjustments, especially after the first inning, allowing two runs in eight innings Tuesday against the Dodgers. DeGrom's elbow has been below his shoulder and his stride has been too far towards first base, resulting in his arm dragging and pitches coming in flat towards the plate. He allowed two runs in the first but was able to incorporate some of the tweaks as the game wore on. DeGrom went through a similar issue last season and fixed it within a few starts. This season, possibly due to his last start and then family issues, he has been unable to fix it that quickly. However, the video work and side sessions he is conducting under the tutelage of pitching coach Dan Warthen should mean the problems get remediated before too long.
DeGrom (3-1) was stuck with his first loss of 2016 after allowing three runs on eight hits in just five innings against the Padres on Thursday. He struck out only two and walked one. The third-year hurler just didn't have it from the beginning, so manager Terry Collins wasn't shy about hitting for him in the top of the sixth. DeGrom was hit hard all evening, including allowing an RBI single to the opposing pitcher, Colin Rea. Consider this nothing more than a bump in the road for deGrom, who'll have a chance to bounce back Tuesday against the Dodgers.
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