Jacob deGrom did not seem like himself when the game first started, but he finished as his typical deGrom self en route to a 6-2 victory in game one of a doubleheader.
After the first inning the lanky righty escaped with some luck when bad baserunning by the Marlins helped stall a rally. He was then given a lead when he took to the mound the following inning, since Jeff McNeil ambushed starter Robert Dugger on a first pitch home run. deGrom couldn’t hold the lead when two straight doubles tied the game. Amed Rosario took the lead back with a solo home run in the third.
After getting hit hard early the ace finally settled in and got into a groove. He arguably had the biggest hit of the day when he singled home two runs with the bases loaded to give the Mets a cushion. The struggling Pete Alonso extended the lead when he singled home another two runs against Dugger who was making his big league debut.
That was plenty for deGrom whose only other blemish was a home run to Isan Diaz who was also making his big league debut. deGrom exited after seven innings and looked masterful once again.
Justin Wilson and Edwin Diaz followed, and while there were baserunners for both, they kept the Marlins off the board to nail down the victory for deGrom and bring the team back to .500.
Full recap to follow.
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