All deGrom did in his initial deteriorate was settle himself as a NL Rookie of a Year Award favorite, going 9-6 with a 2.63 ERA over his initial 22 career starts. The right-hander struck out 144 batters and walked usually 43 in 140 1/3 innings.
Originally removed to representation out of a bullpen in May, deGrom assimilated a revolution instead due to an damage to Dillon Gee. Allowing a sum of 4 runs over his initial 3 starts, he warranted a satisfactory volume of pursuit confidence streamer into midsummer. deGrom afterwards reeled off one of a many widespread stretches of any large joining pitcher, going 8-1 with a 1.79 ERA, 91 strikeouts and 17 walks over his final 12 starts.
“It was a large year for me, my initial year in a large leagues,” deGrom said. “I’ll take a lot [out of it]. Knowing we can representation here is really going to assistance me out streamer into subsequent year.”
Because deGrom threw a sum of usually 147 2/3 innings in 2013, a Mets hoped to extent him to around 185 this summer. He finished with 178 2/3, giving a group a bit of space if it wanted to endowment him one final start. But a Mets, heedful of a right rotator slap tendinitis that deGrom battled in Aug and endangered about a slight quickness diminution during his final start, motionless there was no reason to continue his season.
“The fifth inning frightened me,” Collins pronounced of deGrom’s final tour in Atlanta. “For one some-more start, it’s not value a agony.”
The usually anguish left for deGrom will be watchful to see if he did adequate to turn a NL’s Rookie of a Year Award winner, an respect that a Baseball Writers’ Association of America bestows any November. His categorical competition, Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton, has slumped adequate in Sep to pull his on-base commission down to .295 entering Tuesday’s play. But Hamilton has also tender with his 56 stolen bases and excellent outfield defense.
All along via a summer, deGrom insisted that he wasn’t meditative about a award.
“But now, I’m meditative about it,” he said, laughing. “It would be a good honor.”