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.
Until further notice (hello, Aaron Judge), Jacob deGrom is the best ballplayer in New York. 3-0 Mets in the fourth. #LGM pic.twitter.com/PgfcxS9HUG
— ESNY (@EliteSportsNY) April 3, 2019
That's 14 (FOURTEEN) strikeouts on the night. A new career high.@JdeGrom19 is a master of the craft. ? pic.twitter.com/ZLC81WxOe3
— New York Mets (@Mets) April 4, 2019
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.
Ain't no hitting like opposite field hitting and the opposite field hitting hasn't stopped. #LGM pic.twitter.com/g3S1QCle4E
— New York Mets (@Mets) April 3, 2019
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.
For the Marlins, Rosell Herrera collected two hits with a ribbie. Trevor Richards gave up three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out seven in six innings in the start.
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.