Dodgers: Five pitchers that have owned them since 2010

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Mets, Jacob DeGrom
Jacob deGrom, New York Mets (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /

Jacob DeGrom – New York Mets

To say that the Los Angeles Dodgers have a problem with Jacob DeGrom would be an understatement. The erstwhile Mets ace has been making a name for himself over the last two seasons, winning back-to-back National League Cy Young awards and also placing in the top-10 of the MVP vote in each year.

Needless to say, DeGrom has made the league his playground over the past two seasons, cementing his name among the best in baseball. Unfortunately, the Dodgers play on that same playground and it hasn’t been all fun and games for them since DeGrom debuted for the Mets in 2014.

Once again, we have a picture of a pitcher that hasn’t been on the winning end of such battles with the Dodgers, with DeGrom having an 0-4 lifetime record against Los Angeles. That comes with playing against one of the best teams in the game during that span, but that’s been the case with DeGrom over his career with the Mets, where his 66 wins over six seasons are not indicative of what he’s brought to the mound during that time.

Against the Dodgers, DeGrom owns a lifetime ERA of 2.87, a 0.989 WHIP, and an 8.6 K/9 rate.  Los Angeles hitters have managed just a .196/.258/.364 batting line against him, but home runs have been a little bit of a problem over that span, with DeGrom averaging a 16.7% HR/FB ratio against the tough Dodgers lineup. However, that runs opposite to his career numbers, where he puts up a 10.4% HR/FB ratio against MLB as a whole.

With DeGrom being a fixture in New York for at least the next two seasons, and possibly for a total of four seasons depending on opt-outs, the right-hander will certainly look to even the odds against the Dodgers and press the advantages he has in hopes of better results in the win-loss column. Meanwhile, the Dodgers will come out feeling good in taking home those wins despite their in-game struggles.