- Aug 26, 2011
I've been saying it for years: We don't deserve him.At the end of his career, they're going to show the numbers deGrom "could" have had when he gave 6+ IP with 0 or 1 runs allowed and it's going to make me puke. With even below average run support, he's looking at one of most dominant runs of our generation.
I think I actually like him better than I like the Mets. Seeing how poorly the team performs for him time and time again makes me irrationally angry. It's not *just* the offensive droughts; our defense is terrible.
All that said, I was mixed on whose fault it was for that second run last night. It looked like Nimmo was out of position to get the ball that put the runner on, but then they said that deGrom asked the OF to play shallow to prevent bloopers, and he said he would take the blame if they hit it long. And then the two WPs, at least the first of which was probably on Jake--but then again, I think it was Rivera's first time catching him, and he didn't seem ready to react like he should have. Jake seemed pretty pissed, but he was getting hit pretty hard, too, despite throwing some serious heat.
Fingers crossed for Matz tonight.