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Aaron Loup: Mets Relief Pitcher (2021)

 Aaron Christopher Loup was born December 19th 1987 in Raceland, Louisiana. The five foot eleven, left hander, grew up a fan of the Atlanta Braves in their hey days of the 1990's. He was influenced in baseball by both his father & grandfather. Loup attended Tulane University, playing for the Green Wave baseball team, getting drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 9th round of the 2009 MLB draft. In the minors he was taught to throw side armed, by pitching coach & former Oakland A's pitcher, Darold Knowles. The side arm delivery helped him become a better pitcher. After three years in the minors, he was called up to a Blue Jays staff that used 32 different pitchers in the 2012 season. In 33 games he was 0-2 but posted a 2.64 ERA & was voted the Jays Rookie of the Year.  He would be a main stay in the Blue Jays bullpen for parts of seven seasons, as a situational one inning guy, which is the way manager John Gibbons described him. He was less effective in 2015 & in

Remembering Mets History: (2015) Jacob deGrom's Four Hitter Ends Mets Seven Game Skid

Thursday June 25th 2015: Terry Collins Mets were at one of their lowest points of the season, riding a seven game losing streak, that started in Toronto, dragged through Atlanta & was now in Milwaukee. The Mets were at .500  (37-37) in second place 3.5 games out of first. 33,354 fans attended the Miller Park matinee in Milwaukee as Craig Counsell's Brew Crew (27-47) hosted the Mets. The Mets sent the reigning Rookie of the Year, Jacob deGrom to the mound to stop the bleeding. Jacob DeGrom was outstanding, shutting out the Brewers for eight innings, scattering just four hits. deGrom didn't walk anyone & struck out eight Brewers along the way. In the 4th inning, Mets manager Terry Collins was ejected, while arguing an out call as Darrell Ceciliani was attempting a steal of second base. With two outs in the Mets 6th, Michael Cuddyer singled. Wilmer Flores then doubled down the left field line, brining in Cuddyer with the first run. In the 7th, Jacob de