The Marlins teed off on the once talked about Cy Young candidate Jacob deGrom, snapping the Mets eight game winning streak with a 9-3 drubbing.
It may be premature to push the panic button, but as Jacob deGrom had another dismal outing, it’s definitely cause for concern.
In his last five starts deGrom’s over indulgent 6.41 ERA is in desperate need of a diet. And while he’s still striking out opponents, his location, location, location, has been on vacation somewhere in the middle of the plate.
With Matt Harvey on a potential starting sabbatical until the playoffs, the Mets need to figure which pitching rotation is going to take them past the dreaded Cardinals and the dangerous Kershaw/Greinke Dodger duo.
I have postseason traumatic stress just thinking about how these two teams have tortured me in the past. In 1988, Kirk Gibson got a hold of a Roger MacDowell sinker that sailed out of Shea, and Yadier Molina’s two run blast in 2006 that kept the Mets out of the Fall Classic.
Noah Syndergaard has seen better days prior to his August outings, Steven Matz has been rookie gold, and Bartolo Colon has shown that you’re never too old to get young guys out.
Let’s hope that deGrom finds his former pitching self because with all of the Mets uncertainty of who will be minding the mound, one things for sure; they are going to need his arm for every leg of their championship journey.