Here’s a whole lotta JDG stuff from the game notes. It’s as if they are trying to build trade value
LAST START: DeGrom tonight makes his 15th start of the season…Suffered his second- straight loss in his last start, June 13 at Atlanta, despite tossing his fifth-consecutive quality start…Pitched 7.0 innings and allowed one run, earned, on seven hits while striking out seven in the Mets’ 2-0 defeat…Was his 10th straight start allowing two or fewer earned runs, tied for the fifth-longest streak by a Mets pitcher in club history…Did not issue a walk for the third time this season.
VS. COLORADO: DeGrom tonight faces the Rockies for the sixth time in his career… Last pitched vs. Colorado on July 14, 2017 at Citi Field, earning the victory after tossing 8.0 innings and allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits while walking one and striking out 11…Is 3-0 with a 0.99 ERA (four earned runs/36.1 innings) in five-career starts against the Rockies…His 0.99 ERA and .144 opponent average (18-125) are the lowest all-time vs. the Rockies (min. 25.0 innings)…Has tossed a quality start in all five career starts against the club.
deGROMINANT RUN: Since April 21, deGrom owns a 0.87 ERA (six earned runs/62.1 innings) in 10 starts, the best mark in the majors by nearly a full run (Justin Verlander is second with a 1.86 ERA in that span), yet the Mets are 2-8 in those 10 outings…During that time, has struck out 83 and walked 17…His 34.0 percent strikeout rate ranks fourth in the majors in that span and his 0.29 HR/9 rate is the lowest in the majors.
BETTER THAN MOST: Leads the majors with a 1.55 ERA (15 earned runs/87.1 innings)… His 113 strikeouts this season are third-most in the NL and ninth-most in the majors… Leads the league with a .538 opponent OPS and paces the majors with a 0.41 HR/9 rate…His 1.01 WHIP is the fourth-lowest in the NL.
deGROMETRICS: According to FanGraphs, deGrom has induced the least hard contact in the majors this season (24.3 percent) while also producing the third-most soft contact (25.7 percent)…Ranks second in the NL among pitchers with 3.5 WAR and a 1.98 FIP (trails only Max Scherzer in each category)…Has stranded an NL-best 86.7 percent of his baserunners allowed this season.
ESCAPE ARTIST: Has held opponents to a .127 (7-55) batting average with RISP this season, second-lowest in the majors and lowest in the NL…That includes a 2-29 (.069) mark with RISP and two outs…Opponents are 3-41 (.073) with 24 strikeouts with RISP in his last 10 starts overall…Opponents are hitless in 12 at-bats with one sac fly and nine strikeouts with the bases loaded vs. deGrom this year.
NOTHING EXTRA...: Only 20 percent (13 of 65) of the hits deGrom has allowed this season have gone for extra bases (nine doubles, four homers)…His .273 opponent slugging percentage is the lowest in the majors…His 13 extra-base hits allowed are the fewest among the 92 pitchers with at least 70.0 innings pitched this season…Every other pitcher with 70.0 or more IP has allowed at least 17 XBH this season.
…ESPECIALLY TO RIGHTIES: Has allowed only three XBH to the 169 righthanded hitters he has faced this season, tied with Tyler Chatwood for the fewest among all 156 pitchers who have faced at least 100 RHB this season…Opposing righties are 28-154 (.182), with two doubles, one home run, 60 strikeouts and an MLB-best .214 slugging percentage against deGrom…In his last eight starts, righthanded batters have gone 10-76 (.132) with a double, a homer, six walks, 38 strikeouts and a .377 OPS.
PUNCH ‘EM OUT: Has eight games with at least eight strikeouts this season, second- most in the NL, including four double-digit strikeout games…85 of his 113 strikeouts this season are of the swinging variety, third-most in the NL.
ONE (OR NONE) AND DONE: DeGrom has allowed one or no runs in 10 of his 14 starts this season, the most such starts in the majors…In his 121-career starts, deGrom has allowed one or no runs 56 times (46 percent)…That is the most such starts since at least 1908 within a pitcher’s first 121-career games…Has 18-career scoreless outings of at least 7.0 innings, fourth-most in the majors since his debut…Only Jake Arrieta (25), Clayton Kershaw (22) and Chris Sale (20) have more.