Jacob deGrom matched up with Jake Peavy tonight and the battle between the two similarly first-named pitchers was an outstanding one. Luckily for the Mets, it was Peavy who cracked first, as they defeated the Giants 4-2 at Citi Field. The energy in the stadium sounded electric all evening, as fans were engaged in the excellent pitching duel on the field. And boy, was it an excellent pitching duel.
Through seven innings, the two pitchers traded zeroes and left both offenses completely stymied. Jacob deGrom was fantastic all night and his stuff looked incredibly sharp. The righthander allowed his first baserunner in the 5th inning, a walk to Brandon Belt, and then allowed his first hit, a two-out double to Pablo Sandoval in the top of the seventh. Peavy, meanwhile, didn't allow a Mets baserunner until Daniel Murphy doubled over Michael Morse's head in left field in the bottom of the seventh. That hit set forth a Mets rally that broke the scoreless tie between the two clubs and resulted in all four of the Mets runs scoring. DeGrom continued throwing into the eighth before allowing a pair of runs but Jeurys Familia got him out of the jam and Jenrry Mejia locked things down in the ninth to complete the victory.
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