Jacob deGrom is on another planet. He proved as much, as if we didn’t already know, on Monday as he lowered his ERA to 0.71. Yep, you read that correctly. The New York Mets ace, back for his second start since a short injury stint sidelined him, was marvelous in six innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He pitched six innings in which he allowed two hits and no earned runs. He only threw 70 pitches, too, so he’s clearly being saved.
Pete Alonso drove in two runs early and then deGrom drove in one himself with a single (he’s hitting .450, too!) in the top of the fourth before Alonso homered in the seventh to make it 5-0. The Mets, top of the NL East at 26-20, would go on to win 6-2, reminding the Diamondbacks what it means to be on the losing end (they have lost 14 of their last 15). They have a 3.5 game edge over the Atlanta Braves as of now, and they will hope to extend it further with this series with the D-Backs. As for deGrom, he’s just unhittable, even in a modern game where so many pitchers are classified as such. He’s just a class above, and it’s incredible to watch.