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WATCH: Jacob deGrom hits 100 MPH, strikes out Ronald Acuna with 99 MPH heater

Jul 14, 2020; Flushing Meadows, New York, United States; New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches in a simulated spring training game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves and New York Mets are playing ball for Opening Day, and ace pitcher Jacob deGrom is already in midseason form. Facing Braves star Ronald Acuña to open the game Friday, he was packing a veritable flame-thrower.

Check out the sequence here as deGrom strikes out Acuña with nothing but straight heat. He hit 100 on the gun one one pitch, then sent Acuña packing back to the dugout with a 99 mile-per-hour fastball.

Fans were ecstatic to see these stars face off and to witness the spectacle of deGrom at peak form.