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deGrom takes NL ERA lead, but Mets bullpen blows win

By the time Jacob deGrom finished carving up the Marlins on Wednesday, he stood alone as the National League’s ERA leader, seven more shutout innings slicing his mark to 1.54.

The Mets are a .500 team when he pitches.

That is the reality of deGrom’s season, a case study in excellence unfulfilled. Despite the best efforts of one of the NL’s best pitchers, the Mets are 5-5 in deGrom’s starts — the latest defeat occurring Wednesday at Citi Field, where Jeurys Familia allowed two runs in the ninth to send the Mets to a 2-1 loss. Three of Familia’s four blown saves have come in games deGrom started.

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