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Final Score: Mets 14, Phillies 1—Jacob’s better [clap, clap, clap clap clap]

deGrom easily outpitched Aaron Nola and got more than his fair share of run support for a change.

Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images

The Mets and Phillies came into today’s deGrom/Nola matchup expecting an elite pitcher’s duel, and the two-time reigning Cy Young award winner held up his end of the bargain. Nola, on the other hand, gave up six runs (with some help from the fielders behind him), and the Mets scored another eight after he was gone to secure a 14-1 victory for the Amazins.

deGrom did make one mistake in the second inning, as he gave up a solo homer to Andrew Knapp (yes, backup catcher with a career 84 wRC+ Andrew Knapp), but otherwise he was his usual dominant self. The Mets ace made it through seven innings for the second time this season while giving up just the one run, striking out 12 Phillies batters, and lowering his season ERA to 1.69. Brad Brach and Chasen Shreve followed up deGrom in the eighth and ninth innings and hurled scoreless frames of their own.

The Mets offense, meanwhile, scored early and often. The team gave deGrom an unusual amount of run support by scoring in five of the first six innings, capitalizing on several defensive miscues by the Phillies. Dominic Smith, for example, got the scoring started in the first by hitting a double that center fielder Adam Haseley made a bad read on. Andres Gimenez, meanwhile, got a clutch two-out two-run single in the fourth that was only possible due to a failed rundown play earlier in the inning. And yet another unearned run scored in the fifth due to a misplay that Rhys Hoskins on a ground ball by Cano. The Mets did manage to score a few runs without any help from the defense, as the team slugged five homers—two from Alonso and one from McNeil, Nimmo, and Ramos, respectively—and put up a seven-spot in the bottom of the eighth to further run up the score.

Full recap to follow.

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