As per usual on deGrom starts, it was a pitcher’s duel early between deGrom and Miami starter Jose Urena. It turned in the fourth when with two outs, an infield single and bloop hit brought up Lewis Brinson. deGrom got to two strikes on him but he smoked a double to center to give the Marlins a 2-0 lead.
deGrom settled in after that one hiccup and did not allow a baserunner for the rest of his outing. The Mets eventually cut into the lead when Michael Conforto hit a solo home run to put them on the board in the sixth.
Fresh off the DL, Anthony Swarzak entered after deGrom and gave up a home run to J.T. Riddle to extend Miami’s lead. Robert Gsellman came in for the ninth and blew up to put the game out of reach.
Kevin Plawecki attempted a comeback in the ninth when he launched a two-run home run to make it 5-3 but it was too little, too late.
So all told it was another typical deGrom game: deGrom good, bullpen bad, and offense awful. Jacob deGrom and his 1.71 ERA once again have a losing record for the season.
Full recap to follow.
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