New York Teams

Judge rips RBI double (0:22)
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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

For tough-luck Mets ace Jacob deGrom, who improved to 9-9 with a victory over Washington, 10 is the new 20.

deGrom puts together another stellar outing (0:36)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The NL Cy Young race isn't officially over yet, but the engraver can start practicing that lowercase d. That's because Mets ace Jacob deGrom was nails again, limiting the Nats to a run on three hits over seven innings. It's his 23rd consecutive quality start, a new single-season record. His ERA now sits at 1.77, well over a half run better than the next closest NL starter (Aaron Nola, 2.44). At this point, it would seemingly take a catastrophic final start for deGrom to not win the Cy Young. Even if he does get torched next time out, he'll probably still win the thing. That's how dominant he's been.

Hicks puts it in 2nd deck to extend lead (0:17)
Gregorius smashes 2-run HR (0:24)

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

John Mara at Tom Coughlin's Jay Fund event says it's a long season. Not much he can say, they're 0-2 and have to do better. Mara on Eli Manning being under fire, "What else is new?"

Spectacular Debut

Tony Kornheiser and Frank Isola debate if they are ready to anoint Baker Mayfield the Brown's savior, rein in enthusiasm for Sam Darnold, if it's smart to lower expectations for coach Frost and much more.

Should Jets Fans Be Worried?

Tony Reali and the national panel debate if Jets fans should be worried about Sam Darnold, if Baker Mayfield is the real deal, expectations on how Carson Wentz will play against the Colts and much more.

Is Baker The Savior?

Dan Le Batard, Papi and Michael Smith question if they are ready to anoint Baker Mayfield the "Savior Of The Browns", if we were too quick to anoint Sam Darnold, if Colin Kaepernick will join the Patriots and much more.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

OLB Olivier Vernon (ankle) and CB Eli Apple (groin) are OUT for Sunday's game in Houston. Two important defensive players for the Giants. Connor Barwin and Lorenzo Carter fill in for Vernon. BW Webb and Donte Deayon for Apple.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Following their loss to the Browns Thursday, the Jets dropped two spots to 30th in FPI's rankings -- only ahead of the Bills and Cardinals. Cleveland moved up two spots to 24th.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets stock market watch. UP — LB Avery Williamson (1.5 sacks), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (blocked punt), P Lachlan Edwards (46.3 net). DOWN — RB Isaiah Crowell (butt-wipe was selfish and immature), CB Mo Claiborne (killer penalty), WR Robby Anderson (another costly fumble), CB Trumaine Johnson (dumb penalty), HC Todd Bowles (team lacked discipline), QB Sam Darnold (indecisive).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets defensive snap counts: Rookie Parry Nickerson replaced Buster Skrine (knee) as the slot corner. Leonard Williams wasn't credited with a single tackle. Coach Todd Bowles said Williams drew double teams and created opportunities for others. He said he was pleased with Williams' performance.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets offensive snap counts: They played more three-receiver packages than it appeared. Actually, four receivers got a lot of playing time, with Jermaine Kearse back in the mix. Rookie Chris Herndon led all tight ends in PT.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach Todd Bowles was kind to rookie QB Sam Darnold: "I thought he grew up a lot last night. Going in, watching the schedule, after he won the starting job, I thought this would be his toughest game from a scheme/coverage standpoint because of the things (the Browns) do on that side of the ball. I thought he handled that well." Darnold beat himself up after the game, saying his performance was "unacceptable."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

On a day-after conference call, coach Todd Bowles didn't express any anger for the pitiful performance. He said the Jets are "a young team" that needs to "iron out" some things. The penalties are "definitely on the players. I mean, coaches can't play for them." He insisted this a "tough-minded" team that won't let the epic loss linger into Week 4. I don't know about that. Losses like this stick.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles said Friday morning he had no problem with the play calling on offense. He said they were "well-balanced." In my opinion, this was the first time that offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates treated Sam Darnold like a rookie. He was too cautious. Darnold attempted only two passes of 21+ yards; he tried to screen the Browns to death. Perspective: He also has only two attempts of 21+ yards in the Detroit. Still, it's not always the distance, it's tempo and decisiveness. Darnold admitted after the game he needs to be more decisive.

1927 Yankees diary

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