Mets' Jacob deGrom flirts with history in comeback win over Rockies

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The storyline of the New York  Mets continuing to give very little support to the best pitcher in baseball has gone way beyond comic relief and instead has moved fully into “this is just depressing” territory. It almost happened again Saturday afternoon in Colorado against the Rockies, but a seventh-inning rally salvaged the first half of their doubleheader (NYM 4, COL 3). Perhaps things will turn around now? Let’s take a look at how it unfolded. 

Jacob deGrom was doing his thing. You know, where he just goes out and totally dominates his opponent. It’s pretty much every outing at this point. This time around, deGrom struck out nine straight hitters, tied for the second-longest strikeout streak in history and one shy of Tom Seaver’s record. 

Here’s deGrom’s company with nine straight Ks: 

Of course, for those of