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Jacob deGrom (Newsday)

Jacob deGrom (Newsday)

Even though the Mets lost to the Dodgers last night 10-6, there was something to be happy about. After Jacob deGrom dominated over his last two outings, he won the NL Player of the Week award. Did we mention that he won the award on his birthday yesterday? Indians 3B Jose Ramirez won the award for the American League.

deGrom has heated up this season, going 3-1 in the month of May after a 1-1 record in April. He has outdone himself in June. In three starts this month, he is 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA while throwing 14 strikeouts. This past week alone, he went 2-0, threw 12 strikeouts and only six walks and had a 0.53 ERA. His week began when he threw the first complete game for the Mets this season, completely dominating the Cubs while only needing to throw 116 pitches.

On Sunday against the Nationals, he did this:

httpss://twitter.com/MLB/status/876594286065836032

He used David Wright’s bat to destroy the baseball. That’s one way to honor the injured third baseman for the team. The now 29-year old didn’t just put in work with his bat either. deGrom threw eight innings of one-run ball against the Nationals. Topping his performance against the Cubs seemed to be impossible, but deGrom was up for the challenge.

With so many questions that need answered for the Mets, deGrom has been one of the most consistent players on the team. If he can keep this momentum up, he could be a serious contender for the Cy Young Award. With a .290 average this season, he could be closing in on a Silver Slugger Award as well.

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