The Mets' latest rookie sensation/owner of excellent hair, Jacob deGrom, has been named Co-National League Player Of The Week for the week ending July 27. He shares the honor with Marlins closer Steve Cishek, who recorded five saves on the week.
deGrom just kept adding to his potential Rookie of the Year resume with two excellent starts, both of which led to Met wins. In his July 22 start against the Mariners, the right-hander went seven IP, giving up just one earned run and striking out seven. He followed up that stellar performance with a six-and-one-third-inning, zero-run, four-strikeout outing against the Brewers yesterday. For the week, deGrom finished 2-0 with a 0.68 ERA.
The 26-year-old rookie has been excellent since being called up in May, and he appears to only be getting better. For the month of July, deGrom has a 4-1 record while sporting a 1.39 ERA and striking out more than a batter per inning. There has been talk of a 185-inning cap on his season, but it's hard to see the Mets completely giving up on deGrom if they're in contention down the stretch. Between Triple-A and the majors, deGrom has thrown 125.1 innings in 2014.