The Mets’ bullpen almost blew it on Saturday night against the Marlins, but the Mets held on to win their seventh game in a row as they beat the Marlins 5-4. Jacob deGrom went seven innings, didn’t allow any runs, struck out eight, and did not walk anyone. When he ran into trouble late in his start, he simply struck out Giancarlo Stanton—merely one of the most feared hitters in baseball—to get out of it.
Things went fairly well for the Mets at the plate, too. Juan Lagares singled in a run to give them an early 1-0 lead in the second inning. Travis d’Arnaud hit a solo home run in the third inning and is now hitting .289/.317/.526 on the young season. And in the sixth, Eric Campbell knocked in a run with a single and came in to score shortly thereafter on a Wilmer Flores home run that made it 5-0 Mets.
The bullpen made things a little too interesting after deGrom exited. Sean Gilmartin gave up a run but recorded just one out. Buddy Carlyle came in and got two outs to finish the eighth inning, but Carlos Torres came in to start the ninth and had one of his worst outings with the Mets. He gave up three runs on four hits—and threw an awfully wild wild pitch—before Alex Torres took over for him and struck out Christian Yelich to end the game.
The Mets are 9-3, and Matt Harvey starts the series finale against the Marlins today.
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Big winners: Jacob deGrom, +30.8% WPA, Juan Lagares, +11.6% WPA
Big losers: Carlos Torres, -5.8% WPA
Teh aw3s0mest play: d’Arnaud’s home run, +11.2% WPA
Teh sux0rest play: Jacob deGrom’s GIDP with the bases loaded in the fourth, -8.4% WPA
Total pitcher WPA: +32.1% WPA
Total batter WPA: +17.9% WPA
GWRBI!: Wilmer Flores