Jacob deGrom Named NL Rookie Of The Month

Jacob deGrom

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.


About Ray Gruenfelder

Creator and Founder of The Guy Corner NYC, the Guys lifestyle blog (Tech, Sports, Food, Drinks & much more). A married father of 2, this page is dedicated to "Guy Stuff". I am also Co-Founder of NYC Wine Guys, a wine blog from 2 guys from Queens, NY.

Posted on August 4, 2014 8:04 pm, in The Jock and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. We aren’t big baseball fans but I like to watch the final games to see who wins.


  2. Don’t know much about baseball but this seems like a great accomplishment. Loving the site and the news that is shared !

    xoxo, Anni


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