Jacob deGrom finished off one of arguably the best seasons by a pitcher in the history of pitching yesterday.
With another gem --
Jacob deGrom's season is officially in the books. There's no longer reason to bring him back on short rest.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 27, 2018
His final start:
8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 K.
217 IP, 1.70 ERA, 269 K.
It was, by any stretch, one of the best seasons by a pitcher in modern MLB history.
This is, hands down, one of the most impressive seasons any pitcher has ever had. Whether you want to cite his
Jacob deGrom made 32 starts this season.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) September 27, 2018
He allowed 0 runs in 8 starts
He allowed 1 run in 10 starts
He allowed 2 runs in 5 starts
He allowed 3 runs in 8 starts
He allowed 4 runs in 1 start
He never allowed more than four runs in any start
The one and only blemish in his Cy Young candidacy is he's got 10 wins against nine losses. But that's out of deGrom's control as proven by the following stat.
if the mets had scored 4 runs in each of jacob degrom’s starts, he would be 30-0— retire #5 (@robertgsellman) September 22, 2018
if they had scored 3, he’d be 25-1
if they had scored 2, he’d be 20-6
i dont understand how you can argue that his win-loss record is indicative of his pitching ability
His only competition for the award is two-time defending Cy Young Award winner Max
Sean Newcomb is done after five scoreless. The 32 opposing starters against Jacob deGrom this year combined for a 2.45 ERA in 173 innings. The only National League pitcher with a better ERA is Jacob deGrom.— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) September 27, 2018
Scherzer was better than everyone else this year, other than deGrom. The Mets' ace
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