The Mets defeated the Phillies 5-0 on a sun-filled day at the bullpark. The story of the day was Jacob deGrom, who was nothing short of brilliant. He would have had a no-hitter had it not been for starter Zach Eflin, who singled off of him in the third. The only other baserunner was Ryan Howard, who walked in the eighth. History was denied, but that does not take away from from deGrom’s sensational start. He pitched his first career complete game and struck out six, the last one coming on the last batter of the game.
He even got a rally started in the fifth when he singled off Eflin with two out. Jose Reyes doubled him home, which extended the lead to 3-0 at that point.
All of the Mets’ runs for the day came with two out. In the second inning, Juan Lagares opened the scoring when he tripled home James Loney. The Mets got their second run an inning later when Curtis Granderson took Eflin deep. Asdrubal Cabrera bounced back from his tough game with a two-run home run in the eighth to cap the scoring.
The Mets once again struggled with getting hits with runners in scoring position, but today that did not matter. deGrom was in cruise control and all’s well that ends well.
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