Jacob deGrom hit his first bump in his relatively smooth major league career in the Mets loss to the Cubs Thursday night. But that’s okay — these things will happen.
deGrom lasted just five innings, allowing four runs. Those four runs were the most he has given up in his five starts. He allowed five hits, tying for the most in his outings. He walked three and struck out only three, his lowest K count. So as you can see, it was his worst start.
“My stuff was good, I just struggled with command — I fell behind a lot of people and had to pitch to them,” deGrom said. “I had to throw the ball over the middle of the plate more than I wanted to.”
Despite it all, deGrom was not charged with the loss; that was the bullpen’s fault. He is still winless in his big league career — 0-2, and overall the Mets are 1-4 in games deGrom has started, mostly due to the Mets terrible offense.
Young pitchers are going to have bad starts. It is how he bounces back that will show what kind of pitcher Jacob deGrom is. By all indications, he will bounce back just fine