New York Mets Apologize To Ace Pitcher Jacob deGrom: Here's Why
on Jun 15, 2018 09:01 AM EDT
Major League Baseball giant New York Mets apologized to decorated pitcher Jacob deGrom on Wednesday's 2-0 loss against the Atlanta Braves at the SunTrust Park.
The 29-year-old deGrom has been playing like a beast in the Mets' last 10 games by averaging 0.87 runs. However, the Mets failed to capitalize his stellar play after winning just a single game this month. The Mets beat their archrival, the New York Yankees 2-0 last Sunday to snap a seven-game losing skid.
However, the Mets were unable to sustain its winning momentum as it lost to the Braves twice this week. Atlanta defeated the Mets 8-2 on Tuesday before winning again the next day.
Teammate Todd Frazier revealed to the media that he apologized to deGrom for their lackluster play in the next two games. Currently, the Mets sit at the 13th place in the National League Conference with a terrible 28-36 win-loss slate.
"I told him after the game, 'Dude, I'm sorry. I don't know what's going on. I don't know why we're not producing for you. Maybe we're trying too hard when he's pitching," Frazier said.
In May, deGrom has averages of 1.13 ERA, 0.98 ERA, 65 strikeouts and 12 walks in 48 total innings to finish with 1-2. He is also the current National League ERA leader with 1.55 in the last 10 games.
"Nobody is happy that we're losing. You have got to score runs to win, and we haven't been doing that, so nobody is happy with what's going on," a frustrated deGrom said.
Stacked Schedule This Month
DeGrom and the Mets will return to action this Thursday as they start a four-game battle with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Mets take on the Diamondbacks on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Arizona before heading to Colorado to square up with the Rockies starting this Monday. The Mets will play host the Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates thereafter before finishing June with a road match against the Miami Marlins.
At present, the Milwaukee Brewers lead the National League with a 41-27 record followed by the Chicago Cubs 38-27, the Atlanta Braves 39-28, the Washington Nationals 37-28, Arizona Diamondbacks 37-30, St. Louis Cardinals 36-30, and the Philadelphia Phillies 35-31. Completing the top 13 are the Los Angeles Dodgers 35-32, Colorado Rockies 33-35, Pittsburgh Pirates 33-35, San Francisco Giants 34-35, the San Diego Padres 33-37, and the New York Mets 28-36.