deGrom, 26, had two very impressive starts last week against the Padres and Diamondbacks. He went 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA in those starts, striking out 18 batters in 15 innings of work. In his start against San Diego on Monday, he took a perfect game into the sixth inning, and wound up allowing just two hits in eight innings. Yesterday in Arizona, he struck out ten batters over seven innings. Last week’s starts marked a continuation of what has been a stellar sophomore campaign for deGrom. He is 7-4 on the year with a 2.42 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 81 strikeouts over 78 innings pitched.
This is the first time in 2015 that a Mets player has been named the National League Player of the Week. deGrom was the last Met to win the award previously, as he did so in July of last season. No other Mets player has won the award since the start of 2014.
deGrom is slated to make his next start Saturday afternoon at Citi Field when the Mets take on the Braves.