Jacob deGrom pitched the best game of his young career as the Mets won their third game in a row and fourth out of their last five. deGrom struck out 11, walked none, and scattered seven hits in seven shutout innings. He was throwing in the mid-to-high 90s and even helped his own cause with a base hit and a run scored. It was a pleasure to watch.
The Mets' lineup provided deGrom ample support, scoring eight runs on 18 hits against Julio Teheran and two Braves relievers. Everyone contributed; seven Mets starters had at least two hits and all players in the starting lineup notched at least one hit by the third inning.
Leadoff batter Curtis Granderson started the scoring with a solo home run in the first inning on the second pitch he saw. Daniel Murphy's two-run double in the second inning extended the lead to 3-0. David Wright then singled Murphy home to make it 4-0. Eric Young Jr., Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, and Juan Lagares added RBI base hits in later innings. Duda went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two walks.
Buddy Carlyle, Dana Eveland, and Jeurys Familia combined to allow three garbage-time runs in the eighth and ninth innings.
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