Remembering Mets History (2015) Jacob deGrom Tosses A Two Hit Shut Out In San Diego

June 1st, 2015:
Terry Collins New York Mets rode into June tied for first place with the Washington Nationals. 

The Mets (29-23) were getting good starting pitching but had been struggling scoring runs. 

On this night they were out in beautiful San Diego, playing Bud Black's Padres (25-28) in front of 21,893 at Petco Park.

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 shutout in eight innings against the St. Louis Cardinals.

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' throwing error. It was quickly 2-0 Mets.

In the 1st inning, deGrom started out by striking out the side, getting Will Venable, Corey Spangenberg & Justin Upton. 

In the bottom of the 2nd, deGrom struck out Matt Kemp to start the game with four straight strike outs. In the 3rd, he got Clint Barnes swinging & Andrew Cashner looking at a third strike for his sixth strike out of the game thru the first three innings.

deGrom would not allow a Padre hit until the 6th inning, when Clint Barnes led off with a single. deGrom then struck out Austin Hedges. Next pinch hitter Abraham Almonte grounded to deGrom as he threw to Wilmer Flores who threw to Michael Cuddyer for the inning ending double play.

The only other Padre hit was in the 8th inning, a single to Will Middlebrooks. No Padre would 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, with one out Ruben Tejada singled. Then Daniel Murphy hit his fourth HR of the year, a two-run shot giving the Mets a 4-0 lead. 

Michael Cuddyer then doubled & scored on Darrell Ceciliani's single. Ceciliani stole second & scored on Juan Lagares base hit, making it 6-0 New York.

In the 7th, Daniel Murphy doubled to lead off against reliever Kevin Quackenbush. Wilmer Flores added an RBI single topping off the 7-0 Mets shut out.

For the Mets Sean Gilmartin closed out the 9th inning, retiring in the side in order.

deGrom who had won the 2014 Rookie of the Year Award, would go 14-8 (7th most wins in the NL) with a 2.54 ERA (4th in the NL) striking out 205 batters (8th in the NL) in the Mets 2015 Pennant Season.


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