Jacob deGrom
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At this point, why not?

Jacob deGrom was throwing absolute gas on Monday night in Arizona. Through the first four innings, deGrom had ten pitches recorded at 101.0+ mph, which tied the most ever by a starting pitcher in a single game during the pitch-tracking era (2008, including the postseason). It was ridiculous to watch.

For fun, deGrom added a single that had a recorded exit velocity of 105.6 mph.

Then he did something he hadn’t done yet his year.

Jacob deGrom threw a curveball.


Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.