Jacob deGrom was sensational for the Mets again on Monday, hurling seven scoreless innings and striking out nine. He would be asked to come out to start the eighth, and that's when things turned sour for the Mets. deGrom allowed the first two men he faced to get on base, and was lifted for Hansel Robles. Robles would give up two runs — both of which were charged to deGrom — and then Carlos Torres would allow a fourth, as an easy win seemed to be escaping.
The Mets, however, wouldn't give in, as Wilmer Flores hit a sacrifice-fly in the eighth to get Jacob deGrom off the hook. Jeurys Familia would come on, and give up a walk, but a stellar throw on an attempted stolen base erased Odubel Herrera, and the Mets escaped. The Mets came up in the bottom of the tenth, and a Juan Lagares single, followed by a Lucas Duda walk would get the necessary men aboard. Daniel Murphy would ground into a double play, but Lagares advanced to third, and Wilmer Flores brought him home on a single for the win.
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