Jacob deGrom was great but faltered late and once again the Met offense failed him in their 5-0 loss to the Pirates.
The offense certainly had plenty of chances but as per usual on deGrom days they failed to come up with the big hit. They had runners on in all the middle innings and even loaded the bases in the fourth with one out. After a walk to Jeff McNeil, Devin Mesoraco swung at the first pitch and grounded into a double play to end the threat.
Brandon Nimmo also had his chances but he struck out three times and stranded five runners on base.
As for deGrom he was not dominant but that was to be expected against a good two-strike team. He held them in check until the sixth when Colin Moran singled home Gregory Polanco who had stolen second base.
They struck again in the seventh when a ground ball through the infield got the Pirates rolling. They added two runs that inning on an RBI groundout by David Freese and a RBI double by Adam Frazier. They tacked on a couple runs against Robert Gsellman in the eighth to effectively seal the win.
Even getting down 1-0 was a tall order for this offense, but once they were down by multiple runs they went down with little fight to give their starter a losing record for the season.
Full recap to follow.
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