Jacob deGrom Named NL Rookie Of The Month
Major League Baseball named Mets righthanded pitcher Jacob deGrom the National League Rookie of the Month for July. DeGrom was called up by the Mets on May 12, 2014, after Gonzalez Germen was placed on the DL. He made his major league debut May 15 against cross-town rival New York Yankees in Citi Field. He faced fellow rookie Chase Whitley, also making his MLB debut.
DeGrom, 26, went 4-1 with a 1.39 ERA (five earned runs/32.1 innings) in five starts, striking out 38 and walking seven. The native of Deland, FL became the second Mets player to earn Rookie of the Month honors. Justin Turner won the award in May of 2011.
DeGrom lost his first start of the month before winning his final four turns. He struck out a career high-tying 11 over 7.0 shutout innings on July 8 vs. Atlanta before beating Miami, 9-1 on July 13. He tossed another 7.0 innings of one-run ball on July 22 in Seattle to win, 3-1, before closing out his month with 6.1 innings in a 2-0 win at Milwaukee.
DeGrom tied for the monthly league lead with four wins.
Posted on August 4, 2014 8:04 pm, in The Jock and tagged Citi Field, Jacob deGrom, July, Justin Turner, Major League Baseball, Mets, MLB, National League Rookie of the Month, NY Mets. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.