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Final Score: Mets 2, Phillies 0—Something like a deGromenon

Jacob deGrom didn’t need to be at his sharpest to cut down the Phillies in the home opener.

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Jacob deGrom held the Phillies scoreless through six-and-one-third innings, the bullpen did its job to complete the shutout, and the Mets walked away with a small-ball win in front of a pumped-up standing room only crowd at the home opener.

deGrom scattered seven hits and a walk while striking out three, and he somewhat struggled to hit his spots for much of the afternoon.  He left after 99 pitches with two on and one out in the seventh, but Daniel Murphy turned in a nice play at second for the second out of the inning, and Carlos Torres got a high strike call on a 3-2 pitch to Ben Revere to end the threat. That was the last chance Philadelphia would have, as Jerry Blevins spun a scoreless eighth and Jeurys Familia notched his second save of the year in a scoreless ninth.

The Mets scored their runs courtesy of the Phillies’ difficulty with the leather today. The ones they were able to cash in on were enough: Juan Lagares had an RBI single to the pitcher in the fourth on a grounder that Aaron Harang couldn’t quite corral, and an error by Chase Utley in the eighth set up an eventual sacrifice fly by Travis d’Arnaud. The Mets improved their record to 4-3 on the young year, with Harvey Day on deck.

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