Jacob deGrom: ‘I’m frustrated. I’m tired of losing, to be honest.’

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Mets starter Jacob deGrom took the loss on Saturday against the Marlins, yielding three runs over six innings. He wasn’t as sharp as he normally has been this season, but it didn’t matter much as the Mets pushed across only two runs. deGrom owns a major league-best 1.84 ERA but has a mediocre 5-4 record and the team is 6-11 overall in his 17 starts.

After Saturday’s game, deGrom said, “I’m frustrated. I’m tired of losing, to be honest,” MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo reports.

The Mets, after staving off a series sweep with a win on Sunday afternoon, are now 33-48, a game ahead of the last-place Marlins. They went 5-21 in June, setting a club record for worst record in that month. The Mets haven’t won a series since taking two of three from the Braves in Atlanta at the end of May. One can understand deGrom’s frustration. And things may not get any better in the near future. The Mets play the Phillies, Nationals, and Yankees in consecutive series in mid-July.

deGrom, 30, is earning $7.4 million this season and has two more years of arbitration eligibility remaining, which makes him quite valuable beyond his talents on the mound. As the Mets continue to plunge in the NL East, it becomes increasingly more likely that he — and/or rotation mate Noah Syndergaard — gets dealt to a contending team by the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

Blue Jays clinch playoff berth with Orioles’ loss to Red Sox

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TORONTO — The Blue Jays clinched a postseason berth Thursday without taking the field.

Toronto was assured of an AL wild card berth when the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3.

If Toronto holds its current position as the first of the AL’s three wild cards, the Blue Jays would open a best-of-three wild-card series at Rogers Centre next week.

“These guys are excited to be in this position,” Blue Jays manager John Schneider said after Wednesday’s 8-3 loss to the New York Yankees. “You’ve got three really good pitchers lined up against a good Boston team, playing at home. So I think it’s more excitement more than it’s nerves or anything. I think the guys are going to come out and be ready to roll on Friday night.”

Toronto became the fourth AL team to clinch a playoff berth, joining division champions Houston, the Yankees and Cleveland. The Astros and Yankees have first-round byes.

The Blue Jays last went to the playoffs in 2020, when they were knocked out with two straight losses to Tampa Bay.

Eight of the 12 berths in the expanded postseason have been clinched: The Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis earned division titles, and Atlanta and the New York Mets are assured no worse the wild cards while still competing to win the NL East. The Dodgers have a first-round bye.