New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom hurls a gem and smacks his second career home run in a 6-4 victory against the Miami Marlins.
Jacob deGrom is the best ballplayer in New York until further notice (hello, Aaron Judge). On Wednesday, he hurled a gem and hit his second career home run in a 6-4 New York Mets victory over the Miami Marlins.
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The reigning NL Cy Young award winner allowed no runs on three hits and a walk while striking out an incredible 14 batters in seven innings (114 total pitches).
Offensively, other than the deGrom power, Peter Alonso and Michael Conforto each collected two hits. It was a pretty even offensive showing for the lineup. Alonso, deGrom, Robinson Cano, Wilson Ramos, Dominic Smith, and Amed Rosario all added a ribbie.
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New York owned a 4-0 lead after seven innings of play, and then 6-0 after eight innings. A four-run ninth inning from Miami turned a blowout into a two-run contest.
Luis Avilan relented three runs in the eighth on two hits and two walks. Robert Gsellman pitched to mixed reviews to begin the ninth (one run and two hits in 0.2 innings). Closer Edwin Diaz picked up his third save of the season after recording just one out in relief of Gsellman.
The 5-1 New York Mets will now fly back to Queens for the home opener on Thursday afternoon. First pitch comes your way at 1:05 p.m. ET.