New York Mets: Jacob deGrom Leads Mets to 5-3 Victory over San Diego
Jul 24, 2017; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches during the seventh inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Behind another solid outing from Jacob deGrom, the New York Mets beat San Diego 5-3 Monday night.



Jacob deGrom continues to have his way with the rest of the National League, winning his eighth consecutive start Monday night. Degrom tossed eight innings of two-run ball, striking out eight.

In what feels like a lost season for the Amazins’, the Mets ace is proving why he is one of MLB’s truly elite pitchers.

The Offense

The Mets jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead after just three innings against Clayton Richard.

Wilmer Flores, who turns into Babe Ruth against lefties, hit a solo home run to get the Mets on the board in the second.

The Mets desperately need slugger Yoenis Cespedes to find his power stroke again, and maybe Monday night’s game was the spark Yo needed. Cespedes delivered a RBI triple (without injuring his leg) while reaching base a total of three times. If the Mets are to have any chance at one final push, it starts with Cespedes—much like it did in 2015.

Jay Bruce continues to rake, recording two more RBI in this one, upping his total to 67 on the year. Whether he will be traded in the next week, be a pivotal piece for a potential Mets playoff push, or even split playing time remains to be seen, but Bruce has certainly made the most out of his second chance in Queens.

Shaky Late Innings

The Mets took a three run lead into the bottom of the ninth. What could possibly go wrong?

After allowing a solo home run to Hunter Renfroe, Addison Reed allowed back-to-back singles, putting the potential winning run at the plate.

Jabari Blash took a 1-2 fastball and nearly broke the hearts of the few Mets fans still awake. Blash was just a few feet away from a walk-off blast. But, a save is a save, and Reed continues to impress in the closing role for the Mets.


Jose Reyes recorded his 500th career stolen base in the eighth inning, later coming around to score on a Travis d’Arnaud single.

What’s Next

The Mets continue their series against San Diego Tuesday night, with Seth Lugo (4-2, 4.05 ERA) facing off against Jhoulys Chacin (9-7, 4.26 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 10:05 p.m. ET.