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The Mets’ Sunshine Superman shined brightly yet again. Jacob deGrom is nearly untouchable during day games and he was again in the finale against the Reds. He pitched six shutout innings and struck out ten. In a nice change of pace the Mets actually provided him with run support. Austin Jackson and Brandon Nimmo led the offensive charge and the Mets took the series with a 8-0 win. Perhaps more importantly Jacob deGrom also picked up his first win since June 18.
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The Mets should learn from this win and build a team that can actually support its ace.
Jacob deGrom is now sporting a sparkling 1.77 ERA but he might need a few more wins if he is going to win the Cy Young.
With his absurdly low ERA and poor record, how does his season compare to other unlucky pitchers in baseball history?
Forget Cy Young, deGrom should be in the National League MVP conversation (paywall alert).
The Mets are choosing to pitch their ace on Monday against the Yankees instead of Jason Vargas.
Brandon Nimmo was one of the offensive standouts, but he feels he still has some more work to do.
Austin Jackson also came up with some big hits and has been playing well since joining the Mets.
Jose Reyes would love to play another year in New York but pretty much everyone else thinks he shouldn’t be playing this year in New York.
Jayson Werth was searching for a job this offseason so he called every team, except for the Mets.
Around the National League East
The Braves crushed the Nationals 8-3 with some spectacular play by Ronald Acuna Jr.
The Marlins dropped the final game of their series against the Cardinals 7-1.
The Phillies were shut out by Patrick Corbin and the Diamondbacks in a 6-0 loss.
The Nationals placed reliever Kelvin Herrera on the DL with a rotator cuff impingement and recalled Koda Glover from Triple-A. Tommy Milone struggled on the mound in Washington’s loss.
Around Major League Baseball
Two Triple-A teammates both hit for the cycle in the same game.
After another poor performance against the Rangers, Felix Hernandez might be removed from the Mariners’ rotation.
Tyler Glasnow was one of the pieces that went to Tampa in the Chris Archer trade, and he looks much better with his new club.
The Red Sox easily defeated the Blue Jays and picked up their 70th win of the season.
With no clear frontrunner for the NL MVP, could Cubs’ infielder Javier Baez claim the title?
This Date in Mets History
In 1988, the Mets and Cubs played the first full game under the lights at Wrigley Field.