By: Michael Ganci

Mets Need Jacob deGrom to Keep Being Jacob deGrom

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Jacob deGrom is 5-1 with a 1.23 ERA (eight earned runs/58.2 innings) with six walks and 63 strikeouts over his last eight starts dating to May 16. He has the lowest ERA, is tied for the second-fewest walks and is tied for the eighth-most strikeouts in the majors since May 16 (minimum 35 innings).

Since June 21, 2014, deGrom has posted a 2.07 ERA, (46 earned runs/199.2 innings) which is the lowest mark in the majors. He is 17-7 during that span. The 17 wins are tied for the fifth-most in the majors over that span.

DeGrom leads the majors with a 0.74 ERA (three earned runs/36.1 innings) during the day this year (minimum 20.0 innings). He is 4-0 in five daytime starts this year and is 8-0 with a 1.21 ERA (11 earned runs/81.2 innings) in 12 career daytime starts, the best such ERA in the majors since last season (minimum 50 innings).

DeGrom is 5-1 with a 1.33 ERA (eight earned runs/54 innings) at home this year. He is tied for second in the NL with five home victories. He is 10-1 with a 1.29 ERA (14 earned runs/97.1 innings) in his last 14 starts at Citi Field.

DeGrom has posted a 2-0 mark with a 0.42 ERA (one earned run/21.1 innings) in three home starts during the day this year. He is 3-0 with a 0.51 ERA (two earned runs/35.0 innings) in five career home starts during the day.

DeGrom is the fourth pitcher in Mets history to record seven straight outings of 7 or more innings, allowing two earned runs or fewer. He joins Tom Seaver (had such a streak four times), Jerry Koosman (twice) and Dwight Gooden (once). DeGrom has pitched 7.0 or more innings in a career-high seven straight games dating to May 21. The last Mets pitcher to throw 7 or more innings in seven straight starts was Mike Hampton (July 9-August 12, 2000). The last to do so in eight consecutive starts was Al Leiter, from August 10-September 20, 1998.

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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