VIDEO: Jacob deGrom begins game with eight straight strikeouts to tie MLB record

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Jacob deGrom has made a strong case for the National League Rookie of the Year Award and he’s adding to his resume so far tonight.

DeGrom began tonight’s game against the Marlins with eight straight strikeouts to tie the modern MLB record. Jim Deshaies previously did it with the Astros in a start against the Dodgers on September 23, 1986.

DeGrom’s streak was ultimately snapped when, of course, the opposing pitcher Jarred Cosart hit a clean single to right field. The 26-year-old right-hander ultimately fell two strikeouts short of the all-time record for consecutive strikeouts at any point in a game, held by Mets great Tom Seaver (April 22, 1970). Still, not bad for a rookie.

Watch deGrom set the record below:

Brett Cecil placed on 10-day injured list due to Carpal Tunnel syndrome

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On Monday, Cardinals reliever Brett Cecil was placed on the 10-day injured list due to Carpal Tunnel syndrome. Cecil, who notably lost 42 pounds since the end of the 2018 season, was having trouble with his mechanics throughout spring training and only logged two official Grapefruit League innings.

Cecil, 32, is entering the third year of his four-year, $30.5 million contract. He struggled last year, finishing with a 6.89 ERA and a 19/25 K/BB ratio in 32 2/3 innings. The lefty dealt with shoulder and foot injuries during the season as well.

The Cardinals bolstered the bullpen in December, signing lefty Andrew Miller to a two-year, $25 million deal. It would be nice to have a healthy and effective Cecil, but the high-leverage workload will be managed by Miller and Jordan Hicks as well as Alex Reyes.

Cecil was among a handful of Cardinals to hit the injured list on Monday, joining Carlos Martínez (right shoulder cuff strain), Jedd Gyorko (right calf strain), Luke Gregerson (right shoulder impingement), and Justin Williams (right hand second metacarpal fracture).