National Sports News
Hit by Pitcher: In 1st big league at-bat, Jacob deGrom gets 1st hit by Mets pitcher this year
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, May 15, 2014 8:47 PM EDT
New York Mets pitchers have ended a strange streak of futility, finally getting a hit this year.
The hit came in the third inning and the crowd at Citi Field gave deGrom a loud ovation. DeGrom was a shortstop and reliever in college, and pitched in place of injured starter Dillon Gee. Gee was hitless in 14 at-bats.
The Mets long ago broke the record for the longest hitless drought by a team's pitchers to begin a season. The 1914 St. Louis Browns started out 0 for 45, the Mets said in citing the Elias Sports Bureau.