Tonight the Mets offense provided run support & Jacob deGrom provided some fantastic pitching. It was one of deGrom's best outings on the year, it was the first of two times time he would shut out the opponent on just two hits pitching at least seven innings. Less than two weeks earlier he had thrown a one hit shut out in eight innings against the St. Louis Cardinals.
|New York Mets||San Diego Padres|
|1||Curtis Granderson||RF||1||Will Venable||CF|
|2||Ruben Tejada||3B||2||Cory Spangenberg||2B|
|3||Daniel Murphy||2B||3||Justin Upton||LF|
|4||Michael Cuddyer||1B||4||Matt Kemp||RF|
|5||Wilmer Flores||SS||5||Yangervis Solarte||1B|
|6||Darrell Ceciliani||LF||6||Will Middlebrooks||3B|
|7||Juan Lagares||CF||7||Clint Barmes||SS|
|8||Kevin Plawecki||C||8||Austin Hedges||C|
|9||Jacob deGrom||P||9||Andrew Cashner|
The Mets started out the 1st inning with Ruben Tejada hitting a ground rule double. He scored on Daniel Murphy's single to left field. Murph advanced on Wilmer Flores base hit & scored on a Will Middlebrooks error. It was 2-0 Mets
deGrom started out by striking out the first four Padre batters & then two more in the 3rd inning. He would not allow a hit until the 6th inning when Clint Barnes led off with a single. The only other hit he allowed was in the 8th inning, another single. No Padre would even get to second base on the night. In eight innings of work, deGrom allowed no runs, on two hits with eight strike outs & no walks. His record improved to 6-4 & his ERA lowered to 2.41.
In the top of the 5th inning, Murphy hit a two run HR after Ruben Tejada singled. Michael Cuddyer doubled & scored on Darrell Ceciliani's single. He stole second & scored on Juan Lagares base hit.
Wilmer Flores added an RBI single in the 7th topping off the 7-0 Mets shut out.
Sean Gilmartin closed out the 9th inning, three up three down.