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Final score: Mets 4, Rockies 3—Villar and Lindor save the day

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Jacob deGrom was typically brilliant and the Mets found some late inning magic to steal a win.

New York Mets v Colorado Rockies Game 1 Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

The first game of the doubleheader between the Mets and Rockies was a game the Mets have played far too often over the past 3 plus seasons in Jacob deGrom starts until the 7th inning. After appearing to not have his best stuff at the start of the game, deGrom settled in, striking out 9 consecutive batters, setting a new career high, and coming one batter away from tying Tom Seaver’s major league record.

The Mets’ offense started off slow again, having at least one runner reach base in the first four innings, but were only able to capitalize in the third inning, where Jacob deGrom helped himself by singling, and eventually scoring on a Pete Alonso single.

The fifth inning is where things started to go south for deGrom, when Josh Fuentes led off the inning and reached first base on a throwing error by Jeff McNeil. Dom Nunez tripled two batters later, scoring Fuentes, and Nunez then scored on a sacrifice fly, aided by a bad throw home from Michael Conforto. To top things off that inning, Raimel Tapia homered off deGrom, making it a 3 spot in the inning.

In the top of the sixth, Pete Alonso hit a solo homer, and after James McCann led the 7th inning off with a single, Jonathan Villar hit a pinch hit double to tie the game. Then, after an infield single by Brandon Nimmo, Francisco Lindor had his first big Mets moment, singling in the go ahead run. Edwin Diaz then came on in the bottom of the inning and struck out the side to secure the victory for the Mets.

Full recap to follow.

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