Minnesota Twins @ New York Yankees
Jacob deGrom refused to let the first-place Atlanta Braves get the better of him on Friday night. The pitching superstar single-handedly kept the Mets in the hotly contested NL East battle in New York with both his arm and his bat — and made history in the process.
The Mets ace struck out 13 batters and hit a solo domestic run in the sixth inning to tie the recreation at 1-1. It marked the 2nd time this season deGrom has homered in a recreation in which he also fanned at least thirteen batters.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, due to the fact 1893 when the modern pitching mound distance used to be established, no other pitcher has completed that feat extra than once over a whole career, let by myself twice in the same season.
In an April three recreation against the Miami Marlins, deGrom homered while striking out 14 batters.
The 2018 Cy Young award winner also eclipsed 200 strikeouts for the third consecutive season and the fourth time in 5 years. He struck out eight consecutive batters at one factor throughout Friday’s contest however departed the sport after giving up one run on 4 hits through seven innings, gaining a no-decision for his efforts.