Monday, July 18, 2016

Jacob deGROMINATES Phillies!! mfc Highlight card!

What a performance! And the one hit was by effin Elfin, the Philly pitcher.
''I knew who got the hit off me (in the 3rd inning),'' deGrom said with a smile. ''After that, you want the shutout. I went out there every inning like it was the first inning. It was a lot of fun.'' Jacob (6-4) retired 27 of 29 batters. The slim right-hander struck out 7, walked 1 and went the distance for the first time in 68 career starts.

>DeGrom is 15-3 with a 1.63 ERA while pitching in day games and 14-15 with a 3.19 ERA at night.

>DeGrom became the first Mets pitcher to toss a one-hitter since R.A. Dickey against the Orioles on June 18, 2012.
R.A. was also the last Mets pitcher to pitch a one hitter, the one hit being by the opposing pitcher. On August 10th, 2010 Cole Hamels got that hit.

>DeGrom is 4-0 vs. the Phillies and the Mets have won all seven of his starts against them.

>The Mets have 16 homers in six games in Philadelphia.

>They're 31-13 in Citizens Bank Park since 2012.


The Mets called up OF Michael Conforto and sent OF Brandon Nimmo to Triple-A Las Vegas. Brandon showed promise and his enthusiasm was nice to see. That one homerun he hit showed impressive power. He also showed some good plate discipline.

Nimmo hit .235 with one homer and four RBIs in 16 games. "I know I have a lot to work on and I can do that in Triple-A,'' Nimmo said. ''I know I can play here. This gave me confidence I can do it.''

Nimmo, I'm sure you are going to have many mfc cards in your future. Cya when you come back up.

Conforto, mired in a bad slump, was demoted on June 25. He found his groove in the minors, batting .344 with nine extra-base hits and 15 RBIs.  How he will be used this time up will be something to watch with our over manned outfield.

Lagares has been hot at the plate and we know what he brings us in center. Cespedes has the best arm on the team but he doesn't want to display it in right. Granderson will not be a bench player on this team, nor should we trade him. So where does Conforto fit in the field? Where does he fit in the lineup? Remember when he was first inserted in the 3rd slot? Does he slip right back in there? Does he contribute as a back up off the bench?

It will be interesting to see how Manager Terry Collins handles this situation.


Tonight Steven Matz goes for the Mets as they try and continue their dominance of the Chicago Cubs.


deGrom card photo by Matt Slocum
Text info from Rob Maaddi

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