DeGrom allowed three runs on five hits and one walk while striking out 12 over seven innings Sunday against the Red Sox. He didn't factor into the decision. DeGrom gave up all three of his runs in the third inning, but he managed to record four straight scoreless frames to end his outing. He left with the game tied 3-3, but Boston would strike for a run in the bottom of the eighth and hang on for the victory. The 30-year-old has continued to pitch well in the final month of the season, giving up six runs and striking out 27 over 20 frames in September (three starts).
DeGrom (8-9) allowed two runs on three hits and two walks across seven innings Tuesday to take the loss versus the Marlins. He struck out nine. DeGrom didn't allow a hit outside of the fourth inning, but he unfortunately allowed three in a row that inning, culminating in a two-run double by Lewis Brinson. He threw 71 percent of his pitches for strikes and induced eight groundball outs, but he once again received next to no offensive support and amazingly has a losing record despite being a frontrunner for the National League Cy Young Award. DeGrom continues to pitch at the highest level at virtually every turn through the rotation and will take a 1.71 ERA to go along with a 0.95 WHIP into this weekend's scheduled start against the Red Sox.
DeGrom will not start Monday against the Marlins as the game has been postponed. The Mets' rotation adjustments have not yet been announced, but it's safe to assume that deGrom will pitch Tuesday, bumping Jason Vargas back to pitch one half of Wednesday's doubleheader. DeGrom should be able to keep his two-start week this week, with the second start coming Sunday against the Red Sox rather than Saturday, but the cancellation will most likely cost him one start over the rest of the season, as a typical rest schedule will now result in him being on short rest for the final game of the year.
DeGrom will not start Sunday against Philadelphia due to inclement weather, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. The Mets don't want to risk starting deGrom as a steady rain was falling at Citi Field, so he won't be taking the mound Sunday. Corey Oswalt will start in his place for the series finale, and there has been no official announcement of when deGrom will make his next turn, though it might happen Monday against the Marlins.
DeGrom allowed one earned run on two hits and a walk while striking out six across six innings Monday against the Dodgers. He did not factor into the decision. DeGrom allowed a solo home run to Justin Turner in the first inning but allowed only one runner to reach scoring position through his next five innings. The effort leaves his ERA at 1.68, making him one of only two pitchers -- Chris Sale is the other -- with an ERA below 2.00 for the season. The only downside to his resume is a lack of wins, which speaks to the poor run support he has received rather than his skills.