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Jacob deGrom Tosses 1-Hit Shutout As New York Mets Roll 5-0 Past Philly

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom was epic in his 1-hit complete game shutout in Philadelphia against the Phillies on Sunday.

The big story heading into Sunday’s game was the return of Yoenis Cespedes, after a quad injury he previously suffered against the Washington Nationals prior to the MLB All-Star break.

The New York Mets struck first with two out in the top of the second, with a Juan Lagares RBI triple.

Curtis Granderson homered in the third to make it 2-0 Mets. However, the Mets then failed to capitalize with the bases loaded in the top of the fifth after a Jose Reyes RBI double to make it 3-0.

Before tonight, Jacob deGrom had never pitched in the 9th-inning. Today, he became the first Mets pitcher since Bartolo Colon (last September) to pitch a complete game shutout.

He also became the first Met pitcher to pitch a 1-hitter since R.A. Dickey in 2012. deGrom’s final line consisted of seven strikeouts, one hit and one walk in nine innings.

Asdrubal Cabrera chipped in with a two run home run in the top of the eighth to seal it for the Mets.

The Mets head out to Chicago to face the Cubs in a three game set in the friendly confines. Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, and Bartolo Colon are the projected starters for Chicago.

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