Now on one of the coldest streaks of his career, Jacob deGrom was blown apart by the Texas Rangers, bringing the New York Mets a loss again.

The New York Mets are going through quite the rough stretch, losing five of their last six after another short outing from a starting pitcher.

Not So deGrom-inant

Jacob deGrom hasn’t been himself over his last two starts, allowing 15 earned runs over his last eight innings pitched combined against the Milwaukee Brewers and, tonight, the Texas Rangers.

The long-haired right-hander allowed a two-run homer to rising star Joey Gallo, and a mammoth solo shot to the promising Nomar Mazara.

deGrom’s final line on the night stood at 4.0 innings pitched with four runs allowed on 10 hits and a walk, while striking out just two — a major drop-off for one of the NL’s leaders in K’s.

Manager Terry Collins was seen consoling a clearly upset and crying deGrom in the Mets’ dugout following his outing in Arlington, Texas.

Some have speculated this means an injury possibility for the former NL Rookie of the Year, although, right now, it appears that Collins was just helping deGrom through his current cold streak.

More HRs to No Avail

Five more home runs for the Mets’ lineup tonight, and another L to show for it — this is the story of the current losing the trend the team from Queens is exhibiting.

Curtis Granderson and Travis d’Arnaud went back-to-back in the top of ninth, bringing the Mets within two. But an Asdrubal Cabrera K and Jay Bruce inning-ending double play crushed the team’s hopes of a comeback.

Juan Lagares, starting in center field for the aging designated hitter, Grandy, cracked his second home run on the season in the second inning, giving the Mets the lead at the time.

Cabrera followed suit in the third inning, with a solo shot of his own — a continuation of his recent renaissance after a streaky, albeit solid, 2017 season so far.

Neil Walker hit his eighth homer of the year, another solo home run. The long-time Pirate has quietly had one of the best seasons of all Mets players.

A major stat showing why the Mets ultimately lost a game where they out-hit the Rangers with 17 hits is the fact that the lineup left 13 runners on base, hitting 2-for-15 with runners in scoring position.

Up Next for the Metropolitans

The Mets will remain in Texas for the last of a two-game set with the Rangers tomorrow night, going up against ace Yu Darvish, with Zack Wheeler scheduled to go opposite the Japanese phenom at 8:05 p.m.

 NEXT: Mets' Top Prospect SS Amed Rosario Continues to Blow Away Fans With His Defense 


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Chris recently graduated with a Journalism degree from Montclair State University. Baseball is his love and he hopes to bring back some of the old-school popularity to the game.

Chris Thompson covers the NY Jets and NY Mets for Elite Sports NY. You can interact with him on Twitter @Time2Topher.