(NEW YORK) — New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom continued his domination on Monday, shutting down the Atlanta Braves for five innings as he returned to the mound after another injury scare.
Showcasing his 100+ mph fastball on a day where his slider wasn’t at its best, deGrom struck out six Braves and surrendered just one hit. Already a two-time Cy Young Award winner, deGrom has taken his game to a new level early in 2021.
Through 12 starts, deGrom’s ERA sits at a miniscule 0.50. He has given up just four earned runs all season, while driving in six at the plate.
Having pitched 30 consecutive innings without giving up a run, deGrom has battled through a series of seemingly minor health issues — including tightness in his side, a back issue, soreness in his elbow, and most recently shoulder tightness.
Through 72 innings, deGrom has allowed just 27 hits in 2021, and walked just ten batters. By comparison, he has struck out 117 of the 250 hitters he’s faced.
He’s slated to make his next start on Saturday against the Philadelphia Phillies.
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