Jacob deGrom got emotional while mowing down the Braves
New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has been on the road to success since his return, making this season an emotional journey for him.
New York Mets Pitcher Jacob deGrom has only played two games so far this season, and he’s having plenty of success.
He’s on an emotional journey that showed up at Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Braves.
“It was a bit emotional to go out there” deGrom told ESPN. “I took a second, tried to absorb everything, and then tried to focus and get down to business.”
Over 5.2 innings — including a perfect play through five innings before conceding a walk and a two-barrel home run — deGrom hit 12 and helped lead the Mets to a 5-2 win. His success caught the attention of his teammates and Braves manager Brian Snitker.
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The experienced pitcher is quickly making a name for himself this season. Teammate Brandon Nimmo shared that he “feels bad for anyone who has to face up [deGrom].”
“I just feel bad for anyone who has to face him. He throws 101, 102 [mph] out there and he’s tracking everything. Hats off to him for recovering and getting back to us. He’s primed and ready to go,” Nimmo said in the same ESPN post.
Snitker agreed, stating, “Good God, there’s nothing wrong with him.”
The 34-year-old pitcher has joined a talented roster this season, so it’s quite an achievement for him to excel like that in just two games.
The Mets are one of the best teams in the league. They have the fifth-best ERA (3.60), sixth-best opponent’s batting average (.233), and fifth-best WHIP (1.18). His talent will probably make the team even better.
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