The Mets topped the Dodgers 6-5 in the first game of a three-game set on a walkoff home run from Curtis Granderson. A couple of soft hits, poor command from Jeurys Familia, and the eternal Met killer Chase Utley allowed the Dodgers to overcome a four-run lead in the ninth. Curtis Granderson wasted no time in the bottom half, however, launching a moon shot off Pedro Baez that slipped just inside the foul pole to give the Mets the win.
Universal top 10 prospect Julio Urias's debut was spoiled by three Mets runs in the first, and David Wright and Juan Lagares chipped in home runs off the Dodger bullpen. Jacob deGrom, meanwhile, struggled with his command but displayed the best velocity we've seen from him this season, pumping fastballs in at 96 through the fourth inning before dipping later. deGrom finished with seven innings of one-run ball, walking three and striking out seven.
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