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New York Mets’ ‘Jack’ deGrom Belts First Career Home Run (Video)

Jun 18, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) heads home on his solo home run to left center during the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets star pitcher Jacob deGrom hit his first career HR against the Nationals on Sunday.

In the third inning of New York’s series finale against the Washington Nationals, Jacob deGrom did the unthinkable. From now on, you can call him “Jack” deGrom. 

deGrom took a Joe Ross fastball to deep left center, and just like that, in his 177th at bat, he hit his first career home run. Even before deGrom blasted the homer, you could tell by his body language that he was ready to swing.

The way things were looking, it appeared as if we were in for another weak offensive showing by the Mets

However, deGrom’s homer tied the game at 1-1, and Citi Field blew up with excitement. Regardless of today’s outcome, Mets fans got their money’s worth seeing a pitcher hit a home run.

The last Mets pitcher that went deep was Noah Syndergaard, who did so this past August against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Zachary Weisleder is a New York Mets Beat Writer for Elite Sports NY. Born and raised in Toronto, Zach is a diehard fan of his local Blue Jays, Raptors, and Maple Leafs. In addition to writing for ESNY, Zach is a passionate supporter of Syracuse athletics and exemplifies his allegiance through contributing for Fansided’s Inside the Loud House and The Armchair All-Americans.