With ace Jacob deGrom on the mound, the New York Mets offense finally comes alive and plates seven runs against the first-place Nationals.
And once again, the man came through.
deGrom only surrendered three hits and two earned runs while striking out eight in six innings pitched against the first-place Washington Nationals.
— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) July 22, 2015
Jacob deGrom strikes out 8 as Mets bounce back to take 2nd game of series vs Nationals, 7-2. pic.twitter.com/8T8LVVN1qt
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 22, 2015
If deGrom was the constant reminder of deGrominance, then the Mets bats were the exception.
New York scored a wild (for them) seven runs against Nationals pitching tonight. Eric Campbell came in to pinch-hit for deGrom in the top of the seventh and delivered one of the bigger hits of the season for the Amazin’s.
The move pays off as Eric Campbell drives in a pair and we retake the lead in the 7th. #Mets
— New York Mets (@Mets) July 22, 2015
His two-run single off Aaron Barrett was the nail in the coffin for starter Joe Ross as he took the loss (two earned runs, three total).