The Mets beat up on one of the only teams significantly worse than them this season, topping the Phillies 10-0. Jacob deGrom was excellent, while Neil Walker broke out in a big way with four hits on the night, and Wilmer Flores finished a triple shy of the cycle.
Flores got the Mets on the board quickly in the first, launching a three-run home run against Philly starter Vince Velasquez. Velasquez would leave the game after only one inning with numbness in his middle finger, and the Mets would score six more runs and launch three more home runs (Walker, Conforto, Granderson) off the Philadelphia bullpen.
Jacob deGrom righted the ship after a couple of rough starts, tossing six-and-two-thirds strong innings with nine strikeouts before exiting after being hit with a come-backer. He seemed to avoid serious injury—X-rays came back negative—but the ball hit the back of this throwing arm, prompting Terry Collins to remove him from the game. Erik Goeddel and Paul Sewald combined for two-and-one-third scoreless innings to complete the shutout.
Seth Lugo will take the mound against Nick Pivetta tomorrow night in the second game of this four game series.
Full recap to follow.
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