September 26, 2022

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Jacob deGrom fans 10 but Met lineup is lifeless again in uninspired loss to lowly Cubs – The Denver Post

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Putting together just one good inning is a pretty viable strategy for trying to beat Jacob deGrom.

When a team can combine that inning with a classic case of the Mets giving deGrom no run support, the strategy becomes bulletproof. It worked perfectly for the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, leading to a 4-1 win over the Mets (89-54) that also earned Chicago (60-82) a surprising series win.

The Mets’ legendary pitcher notched 10 strikeouts in six innings, giving him his 56th career start with double-digit strikeouts. With four more, deGrom will pass David Cone for ninth place on the all-time list. The three runs deGrom allowed, crucially, were three more than his team scored for him. As such, the Mets fell victim to the familiar trope of failing to support the man who so consistently supports…

Tribune News Service

2022-09-13 20:38:12

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