Remembering Mets History (2015) Jacob deGrom Strikes Out a Season High 11 Batters & Shuts Out St. Louis On One Hit in Eight Innings

Thursday May 21st, 2015: A Citi Field crowd of 32,783 came out for an afternoon matinee as Terry Collins second place Mets (24-18) just 1/2 game back hosted Mike Matheny's first place St. Louis Cardinals.

The Mets sent Jacob deGrom (4-4) to the mound facing the Cards Jaime Garcia (0-0). 

Today's matinee was one of deGrom's best outings of the year.

deGrom started out the 1stinning by striking out Kolten Wong. He then gave up a base hit to Matt Carpenter. It was the only hit he would allow on the day. He then struck out Jhonny Peralta & Matt Adams. 

After the Carpenter single, deGrom would retire the next 23 batters in a row. 

He was nothing less than awesome this afternoon, allowing a season low one hit & no walks in eight innings of work. No Cardinal got past first base during his eight innings of work.

In the 2nd inning, he struck out the first two batters, Randal Grichuk & Jason Heyward. He then added a strike out in each of the next four innings. 

In the top of the 7th, he got Matt Carpenter & Matt Adams both swinging to total his 11 strike outs.

This afternoon deGrom's eleven strike outs were a season high for him in 2015. deGrom would have five games where he had double figures in strike outs on the 2015 season.

As for the Mets scoring, in the 4th inning, Lucus Duda drew a one out walk. Then a pair of singles by Michael Cuddyer & Daniel Murphy loaded the bases. Then short time Met John Mayberry Jr. singled to left field scoring Duda, making it a 1-0 Mets.

In the 6th, Lucas Duda hit a solo HR off Jamie Garcia, the first of his two HRs on the day. 

In the bottom of the 8t inning, Curtis Granderson led off with a walk. After Juan Lagares grounded out, Wilmer Flores singled to center.

Randy Choate was brought in to pitch to Lucas Duda. Duda greeted him with a three-run HR giving the Mets a 5-0 lead.  It was his fifth HR of the season.

Jeurys Familia came on in the 9th & gave up the second hit of the day but closed out the 5-0 shut out.


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