Mets and Reds square off in the rubber game this afternoon at 12:10. In the first game, the Mets scored six runs and won. In the second game, the Reds scored six and came out on top. Who scores six today? One thing the Mets have going for them is Jacob deGrom on the hill. As you know, deGrom is pitching masterfully this year. As you probably know, deGrom has a long history of being tremendous in day games.
In 44 afternoon games, deGrom is 19-10 with a 1.99 ERA and a 1.011 WHIP. This year, he’s 2-2 with a 1.93 ERA. While is daytime ERA is higher than his overall mark this year, that’s not the pattern it’s been throughout his career. In 2018, deGrom has been outstanding whenever he pitches. The one area where you can slightly ding him is the wherever part. See, he’s pitched two games in retractable roof stadiums and has a 5.25 ERA in 12 IP. In 20 games and 134.1 IP in open air stadiums, he’s got a 1.54 ERA.