What you should know:
Jacob deGrom was impressive yet again for New York, as he would pitch seven strong innings, allowing only one run on five hits, while walking two and striking out eight.
Brad Hand would last only four innings for Miami as he would allow three runs on six hits, while walking two and striking out only one.
The game wouldn’t stay tied for long, as Jacob deGrom helped his own cause and earning his first career RBI, driving a ball up the middle to score Chris Young.
Later in the inning, Curtis Granderson would hit a ground rule double to shallow left field to score deGrom, making it 3-1 Mets.
David Wright would drive in a run of his own in the bottom of the sixth as he drove in Curtis Granderson with a double to left field, making it 5-1 New York.
The Mets would then blow the game open in the bottom of the eighth, as David Wright walked with the bases loaded, and Lucas Duda, Chris Young and Anthony Recker each drove in a run, putting the nail in the coffin, and now making it 9-1 Mets.
The Mets are now 25-23 at home on the season, have won 8 of their last 10 games, and won each series on the homestand leading into the All-Star break. They are also now in sole possession of third place in the National League Eastern Division with the win over Miami today.
Buddy Carlyle came on the in the top of the ninth, setting down the Marlins 1, 2, 3.
Final score: Mets 9, Marlins 1
Winning pitcher: Jacob deGrom (3-5)
Losing pitcher: Brad Hand (0-2)
Player of the Game:
Today’s Player of the Game goes to New York Mets’ starting pitcher Jacob deGrom would put in another solid outing today, striking out eight Marlins hitters over seven innings and only allowing one run (and driving in one of his own!) And earning the win. deGrom has done nothing but impress since he has come up in May. I look forward to seeing what Jacob can do the second half of the campaign.
Everything is clicking for the Mets right now. It’s a shame that we have to go into the All-Star break at this point after winning eight of our last ten games. The team is having fun right now and it’s showing, as their pitching has stayed fantastic and the offense is firing from all cylinders. Though they have four days off before their series in San Diego starting on Friday, let’s hope the momentum carries into the second half. The feeling in the clubhouse right now is great, and it looks like everything is coming together. The Mets are only 6.5 games back, and no one is running away with the division. As long as we take it game by game and keep producing, who knows what can happen? Let’s go Mets and let’s keep on keeping on!
On another note, great luck to Daniel Murphy who will be representing the Mets for the National League this Tuesday night in Minnesota!!
The Mets have off the next four days due to the All-Star break, but will get back into action Friday night in San Diego with Bartolo Colon (8-8, 3.99 ERA) slated to pitch for the Amazin’s.