Jacob deGrom capped his season with a magnificent outing, leading the Mets to a 3-0 win over the Braves Wednesday night in Citi Field.
In a dominating effort, deGrom two-hit the Braves over eight shutout innings. He did not allow a walk and finished with 10 Ks. That gave him exactly 1,000 strikeouts in his career. For 2018, deGrom finished 10-9 with a 1.70 ERA and 269 Ks in 217 IP. If he doesn’t win the CY Award, it would be a travesty.
The Mets didn’t make it easy for him, as they squandered two scoring opportunities before finally breaking through in the sixth inning. Michael Conforto doubled and Dominic Smith hit an RBI single up the middle for the game’s first run.
In the eighth inning, those two struck again, with Conforto hitting a homer that almost reached the Shea Bridge. Smith went opposite field for his fifth homer of the season.
Seth Lugo had a 1-2-3 ninth inning for the Save.
This was the sixth outing of the season for deGrom against the Braves. He came in with a 1.06 ERA and was somehow 0-2, giving an indication of what he went through this year. deGrom finishes the year with 41 IP against the NL East champs and he allowed just 4 ER for a 0.88 ERA.