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Mets win again as deGrom ties Bob Gibson’s record

Mets ace Jacob deGrom’s brilliance on the mound continued in historic fashion during Wednesday night’s 6-4 win over the Marlins at Marlins Park.

deGrom, who fired seven scoreless innings of three-hit ball and struck out a career-high 14 batters, matched Bob Gibson’s Major League record of 26 straight quality starts (1967-68) and surpassed Eddie Cicotte (1916-17) in the process. It also extended his career-best streak of consecutive scoreless frames to 26, which is the longest active streak in the National League.

The 30-year-old right-hander threw 114 pitches (79 strikes), striking out the side in the third and seventh. According to Statcast, he maxed out at 98.8 mph.

The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner’s stretch of quality starts began on May 18, 2018, in a 3-1 win over the D-backs at Citi Field. He allowed one run over seven innings with 13 strikeouts in that outing. Read More