Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom lost on Sunday after he surrendered five runs on 10 hits and no walks with eight strikeouts in 6 1/3 frames against the Marlins.
Spin: deGrom looked to be on his way to a quality start, with just two runs allowed through six sharp innings to begin his day. However, Giancarlo Stanton followed up a pair of weak singles with a booming homer to left field, putting an end to deGrom's day and saddling him with an ugly pitching line. deGrom has now given up five earned runs in each of his past two starts, ballooning his ERA from 3.21 to 3.49. Despite a recent run of sub-par results, deGrom boasts a 10.4 K/9 rate, a 2.6 BB/9 rate and a 44.8 percent ground-ball rate. He's also posted 12 strikeouts against just two walks even in this recent pair of poor outings. Owners shouldn't fret and should consider this nothing more than a bump in the road for one of the NL's top starters. deGrom will look for redemption on Aug. 25, though he'll have a tough task facing the Nationals on the road. (více...)
Jacob deGrom was lit up for five runs on 10 hits over 6 1/3
(VČERA 20. 8. 2017, 22:14:06, rotoworld.com)
Jacob deGrom was lit up for five runs on 10 hits over 6 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Marlins. The right-hander struck out eight and didn't issue a walk, but the Marlins rattled off nine singles against him and Giancarlo Stanton took deGrom deep for a three-run homer in the top of the seventh inning. [...] (více...)
Matz seeking answers to puzzling rough stretch
(18. 8. 2017, 08:00:02, Official New York Mets)
Steven Matz has tried throwing multiple bullpen sessions between starts, as Jacob deGrom has done with great success. He has tried skipping bullpen sessions altogether. Matz has commissioned hitting coaches Kevin Long and Pat Roessler to examine whether he is tipping pitches. He has dabbled in new drills with pitching coach Dan Warthen. None of it has worked. (více...)