Jacob deGrom tosses a gem, Lucas Duda hits two homers in Mets win

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Jacob deGrom was out of sight this afternoon, stifling the Cardinals for eight innings. The stifling included allowing only one hit, walking no one and striking out 11. His Game Score was 91, which ranks him second this season behind Corey Kluber’s 18-strikeout performance a week ago.

deGrom wasn’t alone in the heroics: Lucas Duda hit a solo homer in the sixth inning and a three-run homer in the eighth as the Mets cruised to a 5-0 victory. The whole game took two hours and twenty-six minutes. Getaway Day much?

 

Rockies, Trevor Story agree on two-year, $27.5 million contract

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ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that the Rockies and shortstop Trevor Story have come to terms on a two-year, $27.5 million deal, buying out his two remaining years of arbitration eligibility.

Story, 27, and the Rockies did not agree on a salary before the deadline earlier this month. Story filed for $11.5 million while the team countered at $10.75 million. The average annual value of this deal — $13.75 million — puts him a little bit ahead this year and likely a little bit behind next year.

This past season in Colorado, Story hit .294/.363/.554 with 35 home runs, 85 RBI, 111 runs scored, and 23 stolen bases over 656 trips to the plate. He also continued to rank among the game’s best defensive shortstops. Per FanGraphs, Story’s 10.9 Wins Above Replacement over the last two seasons is fifth-best among shortstops (min. 1,000 PA) behind Alex Bregman, Francisco Lindor, Xander Bogaerts, and Marcus Semien.

With third baseman Nolan Arenado likely on his way out via trade, one wonders if the same fate awaits Story at some point over the next two seasons.