SUE FOR NON-SUPPORT? by Tom Brennan
I did an article the other day about the miserable support the Mets have given "What's Wrong With" Matt Harvey (answer: nothing) over his 81 starts, that have left him with a mediocre 29-28 career mark and 24 NDs despite a 2.88 ERA and tons of Ks.
He is not alone in Queens.
Wonderful pitcher Jake deGrom, despite a 3.12 ERA over his last 10 starts spanning 63 innings, and a K per inning, is a painful 0-4 with 6 NDs in those 10 starts. Not...a...single...win.
Some guys, though, have all the luck. Yankee great Whitey Ford was 25-4, but with a higher 3.21 ERA, in 1961 - an ERA that of course would have been even higher had he had to face his own thundering teammates. Jake, however, lacks the good fortune of being able to pitch against his inept teammates.
Time for Jake and Matt to sue in family court for non-support...because the Mets aren't giving them any.