The New York Mets were unable to pull out a win in their season opener on Monday, giving Jacob deGrom another wasted effort. Following New York's disappointing loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, multiple people pointed out just how unlucky DeGrom has been in his career.
Jacob deGrom now has a 2.07 ERA since 2018 and the Mets are 36-41 in his starts.
— Mike Axisa (@mikeaxisa) April 6, 2021
#Mets Jacob deGrom has made 77 starts over his last three seasons:
25 – 1.11 ERA
Games he did not win:
52 – 2.58 ERA (0-19)
— Ryan M. Spaeder (@theaceofspaeder) April 6, 2021
Updating our Jacob deGrom absurd stats: He has now had 33 no-decisions since the beginning of 2018. His ERA in those games is 1.76, and the Mets have blown 11 leads he left behind. In all, Mets are 36-41 with the best pitcher in baseball on the mound. Never been anything like it.
— Joe Posnanski (@JPosnanski) April 6, 2021
The Mets ace has proven to be one of the best pitchers in MLB, but his team continues to let him down in his starts. During Monday's outing, DeGrom pitched six innings, allowing zero runs while striking out seven Phillies batters.
With the Mets losing in his first start of the season, deGrom has now had 53 starts where he pitched six-plus innings, allowed two runs or fewer, and didn't get a win, which is the most in MLB since his rookie campaign in 2014.
Jacob deGrom's 53rd career start of 6+ IP, 2 runs or fewer, and no win…of course that's the most in MLB since his 2014 rookie season (Verlander/Teheran way back in 2nd with 42)…those 53 starts are 29% of deGrom's career total
— James Smyth (@JamesSmyth621) April 6, 2021
Also, New York's bullpen has now blown 31 leads in games that deGrom starts in, showing that he's being let down by the relievers that pitch after him.
The mets bullpen has now blown 31 degrom leads
— C. Peterson (@chrisnpeterson) April 6, 2021
It's only the first game of the season for the Mets, so it's tough to assume that it will be more of the same when it comes to the bullpen struggling to hold a lead that deGrom secured. Nevertheless, with Jacob deGrom having an option to opt out of his contract after the 2022 season, New York hopes the inability to aid deGrom doesn't come back to bite them.