For Jacob deGrom, a return to normalcy has meant a return to brilliance.
Throughout a rocky April, deGrom bemoaned his inability to freeze his mechanics in their proper place, resulting in three poor starts in a row. Once the calendar flipped, so did deGrom. His seven solid innings Saturday lifted the Mets to a 4-1 win over the Marlins, giving them a chance to return to .500 in Sunday’s series finale at Citi Field.
After retiring the first seven batters he faced, deGrom allowed his only run on back-to-back doubles by Jon Berti and opposing pitcher Sandy Alcantara in the third inning. deGrom struck out eight and walked just one, improving to 1-1 with a 1.29 ERA in May.