New York Mets: Jacob deGrom Stellar in Club's 2nd Straight Win in San Francisco 1
Jun 24, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) throws to the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

Jacob deGrom was dominant again on Saturday night while the New York Mets offense pounded 10 hits on Giants pitching, taking the second straight game from San Francisco.

  • New York Mets 5 (33-41)
  • San Francisco Giants 2 (27-50)
  • NL, Final, Box Score
  • AT&T Park, San Francisco, California

After an abysmal two series against Washington and Los Angeles, the Mets have shown a bit more fight during these first two games at AT&T Park. Jacob deGrom was great again on Saturday night, going eight innings, giving up a run on four hits with seven strikeouts. He helped lead the Mets to a 5-2 victory against the lowly Giants.

In the fourth inning, Wilmer Flores broke the scoreless tie, with a homer to left field. That was his seventh home run of the season while raising his average to .295.

The game would remain that way until the seventh inning, where Brandon Belt homered to left center, the only run deGrom gave up. However, the Mets would retaliate the next frame, where Jay Bruce would give the Mets the 2-1 lead with a RBI single.

Subsequently, Wilmer Flores added to his productive day, driving in another run on a RBI double, giving the Amazin’s a 3-1 cushion.

The Mets would eventually go up 5-1 on a base hit by Conforto, and a wild pitch bringing him home. Then they would never look back.

Jacob deGrom just got his seventh win of the season and has been turning his season around recently. He has lasted 25 innings in the last three starts, giving up two runs total. He is slowly but surely forming back into his dominant self.

With Syndergaard out for months to come, the Mets are going to need an ace to step up, and show that he can lead the staff.

The Mets are still eight games under .500, and still, have a huge mountain to climb. However, if they are going to start anywhere, it would be against the Giants, who are struggling mightily this season.

What’s Next

New York will look to sweep the series from San Francisco when Rafael Montero starts in Matt Harvey‘s place tomorrow, facing off against Matt Moore in the series finale at 4:05 pm Eastern.

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