Neither Jacob deGrom or Clayton Kershaw were very sharp, and deGrom in particular struggled in his five innings of work. He gave up two runs and threw a ton of pitches which led to his early exit.
Still, he left with the lead thanks to a home run by J.D. Davis but the fun stopped there. The bullpen immediately imploded following deGrom’s exit. In the sixth they needed three pitchers to get through the inning, and they combined to give up six runs to put the game away.
The Mets did rally late when Adeiny Hechavarria blasted a home run to cut the lead to three, but with the bases loaded Carlos Gomez got thrown out at third before a run came home to end any hope of a comeback. That was the third runner the Mets had thrown out on the bases for the night which loomed large when all was said and done.
It was a valiant attempt at a comeback, but they had dug themselves too deep a hole to have any hope of getting the victory.
Full recap to follow.
GameThread Roll Call
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- stickguy: 176
- MetsFan4Decades: 127
- MookieTheCat: 108
- JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 99
- Jets Mets Devils Nets 16: 88
- The Glider: 58
- Allison McCague: 51
- deegie: 51
- BK_Machetero3191: 50
- LouMonte7: 48