Major League Baseball announced on July 8 that RHP Jacob deGrom was named to the 2018 National League All-Star team. DeGrom was elected on the Player Ballot. The 89th All-Star Game will take place on Tuesday, July 17 in Washington, D.C.
DeGrom, 30, was named to his second All-Star team. He was also an All-Star in 2015 and became the first pitcher in All-Star Game history to strike out three batters (Stephen Vogt, Jason Kipnis, José Iglesias) in an inning with 10 pitches or fewer in Cincinnati.
Entering play today, deGrom leads the majors with a 1.79 ERA, is second in the NL and eighth in the majors with 142 strikeouts, second in the NL in WHIP (0.99) and is third in the majors with a .297 slugging percentage against mark.
He has allowed three or fewer runs in 15 straight starts, which is the longest streak by a Met within one season since Dwight Gooden did so in 24 consecutive outings. In addition, deGrom has allowed a one run or fewer in 57 of his 125 career starts. That is the most such starts (dating to 1908) within a pitcher’s first 125 career starts.
DeGrom is the 13th pitcher in team history to be named to multiple All-Star Games joining Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Jon Matlack, Jesse Orosco, Dwight Gooden, Sid Fernandez, Frank Viola, David Cone, Rick Reed, Tom Glavine, Pedro Martinez and Billy Wagner.
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