There’s been a pitching renaissance for the New York Mets recently — for the fifth straight game, a starter has allowed a run or less.

Jacob deGrom went the distance tonight, making Chicago Cubs hitters look foolish in the process.

The deGrominator allowed just five hits on the evening, while walking four batters and striking out six.

The Mets’ offense took off tonight, as Asdrubal Cabrera hit two solo shots in the first five innings, with the two long balls being his fifth and sixth homers on the season.

Jay Bruce helped carry the load tonight as well. He finished the game with a single, double and homer, finishing a triple shy of the cycle while scoring two runs.

Travis d’Arnaud and Jose Reyes both had RBIs in the win, showing the complete lineup performance that should be had when a starter goes the distance as deGrom did tonight.

Unfortunately, though, it appears as if Yoenis Cespedes has once again injured himself. In the sixth inning, Cespedes left the game with what now has been reported as soreness in his left heel.

Upon his return this past weekend, manager Terry Collins was well aware that the Cuban slugger wasn’t 100 percent yet, but the Mets felt he was ready enough to make a contribution.

 NEXT: The Mets Don't Need Cespedes After All -- But Yeah, They Do 


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Zachary Weisleder is a New York Mets Beat Writer for Elite Sports NY. Born and raised in Toronto, Zach is a diehard fan of his local Blue Jays, Raptors, and Maple Leafs. In addition to writing for ESNY, Zach is a passionate supporter of Syracuse athletics and exemplifies his allegiance through contributing for Fansided’s Inside the Loud House and The Armchair All-Americans.