In the wake of classic Mets drama yesterday, Jacob deGrom came out and once again showed his tremendous skill and grit.
Jacob deGrom gave the Mets six innings of great pitching, allowing only two runs and five hits, striking out ten while only walking one. This was in spite of a rough fifth inning which is when he gave up the two runs, throwing over 25 pitches in that inning alone. Jeurys Familia had a tough inning where after striking out Dansby Swanson, one of Atlanta’s most potent hitters, he had trouble getting out of the inning, giving up a single, a double, and a walk, loading the bases. He struck out Ozzie Albies and then Justin Wilson came in to finish off Freddie Freeman. Jared Hughes gave up a leadoff walk, then made quick work of the Braves, getting Matt Adams to ground into a double play and striking out Travis d’Arnaud. Hughes issued another walk in the ninth inning, but he got out of it without allowing the run to score.
The Mets lineup gave Jacob deGrom the run support he needed to finally secure a win. They scored seven runs, with only two coming from the long ball. They scored four in the third inning, after which the Braves starter Mike Soroka had to leave with an apparent leg injury. Robinson Cano knocked in one run in the fourth inning, and these seven runs proved enough to allow deGrom to walk out of Atlanta with a 1-0 record.
Full recap to follow.
Note: Our roll call tool isn’t cooperating right now, but we’ll add that here once it’s back. Let’s just assume MF4D won.