The Mets’ inability to support Jacob deGrom has done nothing to mute his routine excellence.
If anything, the Mets’ foibles have only underscored it, giving deGrom, with two starts remaining, a realistic chance to win the National League Cy Young Award despite a losing record. Allowing three runs in seven innings Sunday at Fenway Park, deGrom extended his Major League record to 27 consecutive starts of three runs or fewer. He matched Bob Gibson and Chris Carpenter with his 22nd straight quality start. But he took a no-decision in the Mets’ 4-3 loss to the Red Sox because, his teammates, once again, offered him inadequate support.
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