On April 10th, he allowed just one run in 8 innings of work, where he struck out 14 Marlins. The Mets gave him no run support, as deGrom took another no decision. The Mets were shut out by Trevor Rogers (six innings) & three other Marlin pitchers 3-0.
entered the game with a 0.64 ERA & no wins. Finally deGrom earned his first win, although he allowed three runs, none of them were earned. A Francisco Lindor error led to a three run Rockies inning. deGrom repeated with another 14 strike out performance.
means you go up against other teams bets & everyone tries a bit harder to beat you. On April 28th, deGrom took his second loss, this one to Nick Pivetta of the Red Sox, he & three other Boston pitchers shut out the Mets in a 1-0 heart breaker.
deGrom ended the month at 2-2 with 59 strike outs & two walks in 35 innings pitched, with a league leading 0.51 ERA. This earned him April Pitcher of the Month honors.
Quotes- Jacob deGrom: "I want to be out there every fifth day. That helped make the decision easier because I didn't want it to result into turning into something more serious. Talking with trainers & Dr. Altchek this was the right call, because if you continue to go out there & that's aggravated & you do change your mechanics, then you could be looking at some serious time, not being able to repeat your delivery & being off".
Lucie Mets, where he dominated his opponents, striking out eight in three innings pitched, not allowing a ball to leave the infield. Afterwards he treated his entire team to Chic- Filet.
After two weeks, he returned to the much needed Mets rotation.
On May 31st, deGrom took the hill in Arizona as the Mets started a series with the D-backs. deGrom was masterful, not allowing a hit through the first five innings.
out ball, striking out eight while walking no one & giving up just two hits. That night Pete Alonso returned after two weeks on the IL & drove in four runs, including a 442 foot HR. The Mets went on to the 6-2 win as deGrom went to 4-2 with 82 strike outs in 51 innings pitched.
In the 4th inning, Arizona chose to walk Mason Williams intentionally to load the bases & get to deGrom.
Trivia: deGrom lowered his ERA to .071, the lowest of any qualified starter since 1964, when the Phillies, Chris Short had a 0.64 ERA entering June. At this point he was being called the best pitcher in baseball by many sources.
domination, stopping the Mets two game skid in San Diego. He led the first place Mets to a 4-0 win, to remain 3.5 games in first place.
deGrom struck out 11 Padres, marking the 50th time in his career he has struck out 10 or more batters in a game.
He started out by striking out two batters in the 1st inning. In the 4th after string out Manny Machado, the Padres collected two singles. With two men on, deGrom struck out Will Myers &Tucuoito Marcano to end any idea of a threat.
He had two more Ks in the 5th, one in the 6th & two more in the 7th. Overall in seven innings, he allowed no runs on three hits, one walk & the 11 Ks.
Trivia: Jacob deGrom is now 4th on the Mets all time strike out list behind Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden & Jerry Koosman.
best 0.62, which is the lowest ERA for a starter through nine starts since ERA became a stat in 1912.
On June 11th, as Citi Field expanded it's seating, a crowd of 26,637 came out to see the history making deGrom, & the first place New York Mets host the San Diego Padres. Chants of "MVP, MVP" came from the crowd as deGrom struck out Padre start, Fernando Tatis Jr. twice.
Also in this game, he added a two run single, which led the Mets to the 3-2 win. deGrom was now batting .400 with 5 RBIs.
He bested his record to 6-2, with an
incredible 0.56 ERA, the best in ten starts by any pitcher since the stat began in 1913. His WHIP is also a historical best. He has the best strike out per nine innings rate, the best strike out to walk ratio, the lowest HR per nine innings & the lowest hits per nine innings, as well as walks per nine innings ratios in the league.
On June 17th, 2021 a crowd of 23,545 including centerfieldmaz & Don Joe Vella came out to see deGrom & the first place Mets take on the Chicago Cubs. The Mets had taken the first two games from the NL Central leading Cubs. deGrom started out in amazing fashion, once again.
In the bottom of he 2nd, Billy McKinney walked & Kevin Pillar doubled to right field making it 1-0. Pillar advanced on Louie Guillorme's fly out.
After Tomas Nido struck out, the fans stood shouting MVP-MVP as Jacob deGrom came to the plate.
An excited Citi Field got what they wanted, as the Amazing deGrom ripped a single to right field, scoring Pillar with the Mets second run. The crowd went crazy, as they chanted louder: MVP-MVP-MVP. It was his 11th hit in 26 at bats, good enough for an incredible .423 average. His 6th RBI as he has allowed just 4 earned runs all year. Absolutely incredible.
deGrom is coming out of the game. As the 4th inning began, Sean Reid-Foley entered the game to pitch.
The word was deGrom left the game with a sore right shoulder. The Mets went on to a 6-3 win, but the deGrom injury loomed over the win. deGrom lowered his ERA to 0.54 with 111 strike outs
Quotes- Jacob deGrom: "I dont even know what to say, I'm pretty aggravated with it".
The next day an MRI showed nothing concerning, in the words of manager Luis Rojas: "a normal shoulder from a pitcher".
The Mets did not see a need to shut him down or put him on the IL. He even was able to play a light game of catch the next day.