Mets’ Pitcher Jacob deGrom Breaks 108 Years Old MLB Record

Jacob deGrom with the Mets in 2018
Jacob deGrom with the Mets in 2018. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9793835e)

New York Mets’ pitcher Jacob deGrom continues to make his case for Cy Young award by making history. deGrom allowed just two runs against Miami Marlin on Tuesday, which meant this was his 26th straight start in which he allowed three or fewer runs per game. By doing so, the 30-year-old broke 108 years old MLB record, previously held by Chicago Cubs’ Leslie “King” Cole.

Cole went on a similar run during 1910 season, when he had 25 straight starts in which he allowed three or fewer runs per game.

Jacob deGrom is having an incredible season by all standards, with his latest stats for 2018 including 1.71 ERA, 2.06 FIP, 195 innings pitched, 239 strikeouts and 0.95 WHIP. His ERA is the best in the league at the moment, with his closest rival, Philadelphia Phillies’ Aaron Nola, having a full half-run ERA worse with 2.29.

Still, despite deGrom’s heroics, the New York Mets can’t get to a winning record. During his record-breaking run of 26th straight starts, Mets went 9-17. In this season, he is 8-9 as a starter.

Jacob deGrom made his debut in the majors in 2014. During his four years in New York, he posted a 53–40 record with 2.69 ERA. deGrom won the NL Rookie of the Year and has two All-Star appearances.