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Jacob DeGrom Named National League Rookie of the Month for July

August 5th, 2014 at 11:42 AM
By Mike Phillips

Jacob deGrom is on an absolutely incredible run, leading some to speculate whether he is making a push for the National League's Rookie of the Year Award. While it is early to speculate on that award with two months left in the season, deGrom is definitely on the radar now. deGrom was named the National League's Rookie of the Month for July yesterday.

deGrom was fantastic in July, going 4-1 with a 1.39 ERA in five starts. deGrom pitched 32.2 innings in July and allowed only five earned runs for the entire month. deGrom struck out 38 and walked only seven batters over that same span. The honor was well earned for deGrom, who built on his strong July by flirting with a no hitter last Saturday en route to his fifth consecutive win.

It has been quite a ride for deGrom, who was initially slated to work out of the bullpen before an injury to Dillon Gee gave him a chance to start. deGrom has made the most of his opportunity, and is now shining as a beacon of hope for the Mets and their fans. deGrom has shown the potential to team with Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler to anchor the top of the Mets' rotation for years to come.

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