Jacob deGrom Dazzles, New York Mets Bats Come Alive in 14-2 Win Over Colorado (Highlights)
Jul 14, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Colorado Rockies during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

As per usual, Jacob deGrom (10-3) dazzled this evening, throwing eight innings of pure dominance. New York Mets’ bats rewarded his effort by scoring 14 runs, a rarity for a team that usually underperforms when their pitcher over performs.

  • New York Mets 14 (40-47)
  • Colorado Rockies 2 (52-40)
  • NL, Final, Box Score
  • Citi Field, Queens, New York

Someone who wasn’t fortunate enough to watch tonight’s 14-run outburst may picture the New York Mets never trailing at any point of the contest. However, that likely picture would be incorrect as the Rockies were the first team to score.

Gerardo Parra singled in D.J. LeMahieu in the first inning. From there on, it was all business for Jacob deGrom, even on offense.

In the bottom of the second, after a Travis d’Arnaud RBI groundout, deGrom singled in Jose Reyes and the Mets took a 2-1 lead.

The third inning saw the Mets score six runs.

T.J. Rivera doubled in Yoenis Cespedes and Jay Bruce, Reyes singled in Rivera, Michael Conforto scored Lucas Duda on a groundout and Asdrubal Cabrera finished things off with a two-run single.

Rivera’s strong outing only got stronger when he smashed a 375-foot home run in the bottom of the fourth inning.


After deGrom surrendered a run in the top of the sixth on a wild pitch, Conforto showed the MLB why he was in Miami for Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game.


The 24-year-old rocked a three-run, 364 ft opposite-field bomb, and ignited the home fans at Citi Field.

The Mets wouldn’t hold back, scoring two more runs in the bottom of the eighth on a bases-loaded walk from Cabrera and an infield-single from Cespedes.

Reliever Josh Edgin came into the game in the top of the ninth inning and was able to end the game the way he joined it.

New York’s offense combined for 19 hits in the winning effort, and look more than ready to put their first-half woes behind them.

Conforto finished 2-4 with four RBIs and two walks. Cabrera went 2-5 with three RBIs and a walk. Reyes swung a hot bat tonight, going 3-5 with three runs.

Cespedes had a phenomenal evening, going 4-6. Rivera, Duda, d’Arnaud, and even deGrom added two hits as well.

deGrom shut down arguably the best lineup in baseball tonight. The righty went eight innings, allowing just four hits, two runs,
(one earned) struck out 11, and lowered his ERA to 3.48.

Seth Lugo will look to replicate deGrom’s performance tomorrow night when he takes the mound against Tyler Chatwood in game two of the series.