Jacob deGrom’s latest feat may land him the Cy Young.
The New York Mets ace broke Leslie “King” Cole’s 108 year-old-record of 26 consecutive games started while allowing three runs or less Wednesday night against the Miami Marlins. deGrom finished the night with nine strikeouts, while only allowing two runs before leaving the in the seventh trailing 2-1.
Jacob deGrom is officially done after seven innings and two runs. He allows three or fewer runs for the 26th consecutive start, breaking Leslie "King" Cole's single-season Major League record.
That mark stood for 108 years.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 12, 2018
Despite dominating batters all season and having only a 1.71 ERA after last night’s game, deGrom is only 8-9 on the season. The lack of run support has hurt deGrom in the win-column, but after breaking Cole’s record, it may be enough for him to takeaway the Cy Young. To compare, Cole was 20-4 with the Chicago Cub in 1910 when he set the record.
In 28 appearances this year, deGrom has 233 strikeouts in 188 innings and hopes to finish with the lowest single-season ERA for a pitcher since Zack Greinke finished the 2015 season with the Los Angeles Dodgers at 1.66.