The Mets evened up the Subway Series with ease tonight at Citi Field, as Jacob deGrom shut out the Yankees in seven innings of work and the Mets won 7-1. Neither team scored until the third, but Alejandro De Aza, who’s hit really well over the past month, hit a two-run home run. That put the Mets on the board first and was ultimately enough to win the game.
That didn’t stop the Mets from scoring a bunch more, though. Travis d’Arnaud hit a solo shot in the fifth, and in the seventh, Matt Reynolds drove in a run with a bloop single before Yoenis Cespedes drove in another with an infield single on a ground ball hit so hard that it knocked Starlin Castro over. And to add to the joy of that inning, Neil Walker drove in one more run with a double.
After deGrom left—having struck out eight and walked just one—the recently-returned Jon Niese took over. He tossed a scoreless eighth and allowed just a solo home run to Didi Gregorius in the ninth before finishing the game.
Full recap to follow.
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