On this date in 2015, Jacob deGrom had one of his signature games, as he hurled eight shutout innings, allowed just three baserunners and notched 10 strikeouts. But it’s not the best game ever by a pitcher with Mets ties on July 8. Rather that goes to former first-round pick Billy Traber. The Mets took Traber with the 16th pick in the 2000 Draft. However, Traber never pitched for the Mets, as they traded him to the Indians in the Roberto Alomar deal in December of 2001. Traber threw a one-hit shutout with no walks and five whiffs on this date in 2003. deGrom’s outing earned him a Game Score of 87 but Traber edged him out with a 90. Still, the Mets are glad to have kept deGrom and have dealt Traber, who lasted just 215 innings in the majors.