Jacob deGrom was outstanding in his AA debut: 8 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K. He threw 68% of his pitches (69 of 101) for strikes, and induced 10 groundouts while allowing only three flyball outs.
deGrom had made a total of six starts in advanced-A with a 2.41 ERA and 31 strikeouts against eight walks in 33.2 innings. At 24 years old, and turning 25 in June, he’s done with the level and in AA for good. deGrom has great pitcher’s build at a lean 6’4″ and can run his fastball up to 95 with some sink. My pre-season #8 prospect, he’s absolutely an arm to watch.
This spot in the B-Mets’ rotation has been cursed early: first Cory Mazzoni came down with neuritis in his elbow and then his fill-in, Luis Mateo was diagnosed with a strained elbow with an MRI to come on Thursday.
The B-Mets had only six hits, and LF Darrell Ceciliani, who was 2-for-4 had the only multi hit game to raise his season line to .186/.222/.279 in 11 games.