Jacob deGrom Makes a Statement, Ace #1A Demands Your Attention

By: Brian Mangan

Two years and twelve days ago, I asked the following question on this site:

On Matt Harvey’s Tuesday Night Brush With Perfection, Was It The Best by a Met All Time?

Harvey had just pitched a gem, carrying a perfect game into the seventh inning and ending up striking out twelve White Sox over nine scoreless innings, surrendering no walks and just that one (infield) hit. I was in attendance that night, May 7th. It was my birthday. This was also when I thought I could make Happy Harvukkah a thing:

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Anyway. After the game, I wanted to see if Harvey’s performance was objectively the best ever, so I checked the Baseball-Reference logs to see what the highest Game Scores in Mets history were (Game Score takes into account innings, strikeouts, hits, etc. to come up with a single figure). As it turns out, Harvey’s Game Score…

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