August 2, 2021

Jacob deGrom GOAT tracker — Where Mets ace’s season stands among the best in MLB history (ESPN)


Already the best pitcher in MLB over the past few seasons, two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom has taken his game to another level in 2021.

Armed with a 100 mph fastball and a devastating slider, the New York Mets‘ ace is primed to make a run at Hall of Famer Bob Gibson’s seemingly unbreakable modern single-season ERA record of 1.12 — set 53 years ago in 1968 — with a campaign that could rank among the best baseball has ever seen.

Will the 32-year-old right-hander, who turns 33 on Saturday, break Gibson’s hallowed mark? Will he stay healthy enough to pitch a full season? Will he drive in more runs at the plate than he allows on the mound? Will he help pitch a hapless Mets offense into the playoffs? Will he ultimately be the rare pitcher to take home an MVP Award?

As deGrom adds to his impressive list of accomplishments in Queens, we’ve got you covered with everything from his record pace and best performances to when you can expect to see him taking the mound for the Mets next.

Watch: Jacob deGrom’s start vs. Chicago Cubs, 7 p.m. ET on ESPN+

1.12 ERA Watch

DeGrom through 10 starts: 0.56

Gibson through 10 starts: 1.52

Best ever through 10…

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