In his last start, deGrom let up a 2-run dinger in the first inning. He settled down and didn’t allow another run. It was good enough to earn him an L.
He must learn from this. Starting today–the home opener–he must remember that we can’t hit for shit. We lost the last game 2-1. He has to put up zeroes. We are going to see 2-1 and 1-0 on the scoreboard a LOT this season, just as we have in the previous few seasons. The difference this year has to be that we’re on the winning side of pitchers’ duels*.
*And by pitchers’ duels, I mean offensive futility on our part. Fences in!! Laces out and fences in!!