Ross Kelly, CBS Local Sports

Even on a night in which he didn’t have his best stuff, Mets’ pitcher Jacob deGrom had enough to go six innings in Game 5 of the NLDS and emerge with the victory. deGrom struck out seven and allowed just two runs as the Mets advanced to the NLCS to face the Cubs. Mets’ pitching coach Dan Warthen, who’s spent the last 40 years in baseball as either a player or coach, was thoroughly impressed with deGrom’s performance and he was not shy in letting the world know what he was most impressed with, courtesy of David Lennon of Newsday Sports:

I’m not sure if this was said before or after Warthen sipped the bubbly but the native Nebraskan seems to have adopted the bluntness of the state he currently resides. Or, perhaps he’s just a fan of the movie Major League II:

Either way, Warthen is hoping deGrom doesn’t shrink from the pressure of the NLCS and the Cubbies.

Ross Kelly is an Associated Producer for CBS Local Sports. He is from Louisiana and is a fan of all sports, but not of any teams (except LSU). He can be reached at