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MLB wrap: Jacob deGrom throws a 6-inning gem to hold MLB best ERA in Mets win

August 9 2018 6:33 AM

Jacob deGrom threw an outstanding six innings for the Mets on Wednesday in New York’s 8-0 shutout victory over Cincinnati.

While deGrom toed the rubber, he surrendered only four hits while striking out 10 batters — ultimately lowering his ERA to a league best 1.77.

New York ended up taking the three-game series two games to one, and with the win, deGrom improves to 6-7 on the season.

The outing arguably secured deGrom’s name among the favorites for the National League Cy Young Award, but no pitcher with a losing record has ever won the honor.

“Honestly, I haven’t looked,” deGrom said of the other standouts, via MLB.com. “I just control what I can control. I haven’t looked at what anybody else is doing.”

After their seven-game homestand, the Mets will face the Marlins on the road beginning Friday.

Studs of the Night

Rockies starting pitcher, German Marquez, threw Colorado’s second-ever “immaculate inning” in a 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh. In the fourth inning, Marquez struck out the side on nine pitches to become the first to do so since Rex Brothers in June 2014. Marquez threw six innings and allowed three runs.   

Atlanta’s lead was never threatened after taking a 7-1 lead after four innings, but Ronald Acuna Jr. did his part to keep Washington from adding to its total — even if it was only for a half an inning. Acuna, robbed Matt Adams of a home run after a leaping catch over the center-field wall. He also finished the game going 2 for 5 at the plate highlighted by a two-run home run in the 8-3 victory.

Dud of the Night

It was a tough night for Blaine Hardy and the Tigers. The Detroit starter gave up two runs early in the first, and before leaving the mound after five innings, surrendered back-to-back homers allowing Los Angeles to take a 5-0 lead after five innings. Hardy was pegged with the loss to move to 4-4 as the Tigers were blanked, 6-0, by the Angels.

Highlight

In the Milwaukee’s 8-4 win, a number of Brewers pitched in to help top the Padres, but it was Jesus Aguilar, Travis Shaw and Eric Thames who put on a show with back-to-back-to-back homers in the first frame. Aguilar got things started with a three-run bomb giving Milwaukee an early lead, then Shaw and Thames followed with solo shots to end the scoring in the opening inning. 

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