Jun 11, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) hits a two-RBI single against the San Diego Padres during the fifth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Jacob deGrom is putting together an absolutely absurd season for the New York Mets. Really, it’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen from a pitcher.

On Friday night against the San Diego Padres, deGrom threw six scoreless innings and struck out 10, while allowing just one hit.

With 100 strikeouts in 61 2/3 innings, deGrom has reached 100 strikeouts in the least amount of innings since 1893.

Oh, and he’s allowed just four earned runs *over the entire season*. He has a ridiculous 0.56 ERA, good for the best ERA through 10 starts of a season since earned runs became official in both leagues in 1913.

Heck, he’s even DRIVEN IN more runs than that as a hitter!

deGrom hit a 2-run single on Friday against Blake Snell (in a tough lefty-lefty matchup), and now has five RBIs on the season.

That drew “M-V-P” chants from Mets fans at Citi Field, and deservedly so.

deGrom now has a .400 batting average, and he’s allowed just a .121 batting average, which is the lowest batting average allowed through 10 starts in at least 120 years.

The factoids go on and on like this, and they’re supported by the eye test. It’s unprecedented, and it’s mind-blowing.

UPDATE: Welp, deGrom left the game with right flexor tendonitis. Hopefully it’s not serious.

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