New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom may be known to the casual baseball fan as much for his long hair than his sizzling stuff. And while that may be unfortunate given the pitching prowess of the 2014 National League Rookie of the Year and 2015 All-Star, the reason the 27-year-old has been so dominant to his wild, flowing locks, .
Jacob deGrom labored through five innings and the Mets could not complete the four-game sweep of the Marlins, dropping the finale, 6-4, on Thursday night at Citi Field.
Jacob deGrom has been against the Marlins because of continued right lat tightness. For now, he has avoided the disabled list. Logan Verrett instead will start the series finale against Miami.
Jacob Anthony deGrom (born June 19, 1988), is an American for the of (MLB). Prior to playing professionally, deGrom attended and played for the .
Jacob Anthony deGrom
Despite the miscue, Jacob deGrom manages to get out of the inning without further damage, something that pleases his parents as much as the success he had in the first two innings. “He just keeps pitching,” says dad deGrom. “You can’t let all that stuff behind you bother you. You just keep doing your job.”
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It is a scene, say the deGroms, that they have watched over and over, since Jacob deGrom was a little boy with big dreams. They are dreams that, for the most part have come true. The 26-year old is paid to play baseball, for a Major League franchise–the and last year he was named the National League’s finest novice. For dad and mom deGrom, some of the nicest people I have ever met in all my years of covering sports, it is a parental dream come true with which they are still coming to grips.
The dip in velocity was noticeable. Pitches that were coming in at 93 or 94 mph in the first inning deflated to 91 and 92 as Jacob deGrom labored in the fifth. Solid contact seemed inevitable, and so did the pair of runs the Marlins scored in that inning.
PORT ST. LUCIE — Jacob deGrom started the clock Friday. The righthander declined to sign his contract with the Mets, which is just a symbolic gesture, but one that certainly raises questions about his long-term future with the Mets under scrutiny.Jacob deGrom became the fifth NL rookie to post an ERA under 2.75 and at least one strikeout per inning pitched. Four of those five pitchers went on to win the ROY award.That leaves only Jacob deGrom, who twirled nine scoreless innings against the on Sunday and served notice that he's still an ace worth leaning on.The Mets held back Jacob deGrom earlier this week, suspecting he had a tired arm. DeGrom will pitch Thursday as New York goes for a sweep of Miami.Jacob deGrom, given three days of extra rest after a pair of woeful starts, continued to struggle Thursday when he was reinserted into the rotation.For the second consecutive start, the New York Mets needed to be Jacob deGrom. Both times he failed to be the dominant pitcher he has been known to be.