The Mets shut out the Nationals 6-0 on the back of a complete game from Jacob deGrom, the fourth of his career. deGrom was cruising from the beginning. He gave up just two hits—and one of them was a misplay in the field by Brandon Nimmo—through the first five innings, during which Erick Fedde matched zeros with him; it was looking like yet another deGrom start without run support for the Mets ace.
But the Mets finally broke through in the fifth, partially thanks to deGrom himself. With one out, Fedde hit J.D. Davis with a pitch and then walked Jeff McNeil. deGrom, batting eighth, then laced a double to left field to put the Mets on the board. With two outs, Brandon Nimmo singled to add two more runs and make it 3-0 Mets.
Though the Mets would add on, that was all Jacob deGrom needed. He didn’t give up another hit the whole rest of the way and retired the last nineteen Nationals in a row, striking out fifteen batters in total, including striking out the side twice. Brandon Nimmo doubled and scored on a bloop single from Dominic Smith to add a run in seventh. Just for good measure, deGrom notched another hit in the eighth and Nimmo hit a two-run homer to drive him in and put the game completely out of reach for the Nationals.
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