Jacob deGrom was his typical exceptional self Wednesday night, dominating the Marlins as he allowed only three baserunners over seven shutout innings in what will be his final start of the 2019 season.
This time out, the Mets offense provided their ace with some run support, scoring early and often against Marlins starter Robert Dugger. The team took a 1-0 lead two batters into the game when Brandon Nimmo led off with a walk and Jeff McNeil doubled down the right field line to bring him home. The team would add two more in the first on a Michael Conforto RBI double and a Wilson Ramos sacrifice fly.
The team would remove all doubt with four more runs in the bottom of the second, capped by Pete Alonso’s 51st home run of the season, a three-run blast to deep left center. Unfortunately for anyone hoping for an epic miracle, the Brewers were also busy removing any doubt in Cincinnati, jumping out to an 8-1 lead after three en route to a 9-2 victory that officially eliminated the Mets from postseason contention before the conclusion of the Mets game.
The Mets added three more runs, but lost Jeff McNeil for the remainder of the season, as he broke a bone in his arm after getting hit by a pitch in the bottom of the sixth inning.
deGrom cruised through seven innings and the bullpen closed out the victory, though Drew Gagnon spoiled the shutout in the ninth. deGrom will finish the year with an 11-8 record and a 2.43 ERA as he will enter the offseason the favorite to take home a second straight Cy Young Award.
Full recap to follow.
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