DeGrom (2-0) had to settle for a no-decision in Saturday's loss to the Braves, giving up four hits and two walks over seven scoreless innings while striking out 10.
He and Julio Teheran traded goose eggs for seven innings, but deGrom appeared to be in line for the win when the Mets struck for three runs in the top of the eighth, only for AJ Ramos and Jeurys Familia to let things unravel. DeGrom now has an elite 40:8 K:BB through 32 innings, and he'll take a 2.53 ERA into his next start Thursday in St. Louis.
DeGrom was dominant in this one and was in prime position to pick up the win before his bullpen let him down in relinquishing a 6-1 eighth-inning lead. Despite the no-decision, it was good to see deGrom put up his first double-digit strikeout effort of the season and he's now got a 3.24 ERA and a solid 1.08 WHIP. He figures to remain a top-end fantasy contributor as long as he stays healthy.
deGrom allowed all four of his runs in the fifth inning with the big blow coming from a two-run home run by Justin Bour. Otherwise, it was business as usual for deGrom as he generated 14 swinging strikes and showed his typical strong command. This final line was disappointing on this occasion but there's no reason to be concerned for the long-term.
DeGrom picked up the win after allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks across six innings Thursday against the Nationals. He struck out five.
It was another strong outing from deGrom, who is now 2-0 with a 1.54 ERA and 12:4 K:BB through his first two starts (11.2 innings) of the season. The righty could have easily escaped the outing without conceding a run had the Mets been sharper on defense, as a Jay Bruce error in the first inning and an errant relay throw from Jose Reyes in the third resulted in the only marks against the starter. The only tough spot deGrom found himself in Thursday came in the sixth inning after he allowed the Nationals to load the bases with no outs, but he retired the next three batters to get out of the inning unblemished. He'll look to keep things rolling in his next start, which is scheduled for Tuesday against the Marlins.
DeGrom picked up a win in his season debut Saturday against the Cardinals, striking out seven in 5.2 innings and allowing one earned run on four hits and a walk.
It was a strong debut for deGrom, which should ease any worries that the back stiffness he battled during spring training would carry over into the season. The 29-year-old posted a career-high strikeout rate last season, striking out 28.9 percent of the batters he faced. He carried that over into his first start this year, recording a strikeout rate of 31.8 percent. Owners in quality starts leagues will be disappointed that deGrom was pulled with one out remaining in the sixth inning, though he had thrown 101 pitches already, so the decision was a reasonable one by manager Mickey Callaway. That slight lack of efficiency was the only blot on an otherwise strong debut from one of the better pitchers in the league.
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|2012||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||3||0||2.08||4||4||0||0||0||21.2||14||5||5||1||1||6||18|
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