The Mets (34-41) earned themselves at least a split of their four game set with the Marlins (37-37), beating Miami for the second time in three days by the score of 4-0.
Jacob deGrom got the start for the Mets and was brilliant. The 26-year old right-hander went seven scoreless innings, scattering five hits and striking out seven while walking three– all on just 97 pitches. deGrom, potentially pitching for his rotation spot, put together a huge bounce back effort after struggling in his last start. The Stetson University product lowered his ERA to 3.75 on the season and more importantly earning his first major league win.
Wright would add an RBI single of his own in the sixth inning.
Lucas Duda, who was having an awful game both at the plate and in the field, broke out with a 2-run blast to right field in the top of the ninth inning to give the Mets a couple of insurance runs.
Wright finished the game 3 for 4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI. He extended his on-base streak to six games and has now raised his season average to .275 with his recent hot streak.
Wilmer Flores got the start at shortstop and went 1 for 4, lacing a double to center field for his only hit.
The Mets and the Marlins wrap up their series Sunday afternoon with first pitch scheduled for 1:10 PM ET. Jon Niese (3-4, 2.67 ERA) will take the ball for the Mets, and he will go up against New Jersey’s own Anthony DeSclafani (1-1, 5.60 ERA).
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