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 Blacks 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 shut out 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

deGrom started out by striking out the side, getting Will Venable, Corey Spangenberg & Justin Upton. He would K the first four Padre batters. In the 3rd, he got Clint Barmes swinging & Andrew Cashner looking, totaling six strike outs thru three.

Jacob 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 hit he allowed was in the 8th inning, another single, this one to Will Middlebrooks. No Padre would even get to second base on this 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. 

For New York, in the top of the 5th inning, Ruben Tejada singled. Then Murphy hit a two run HR, his fourth of the year, 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 Kevin Quackenbush. Wilmer Flores added an RBI single topping off the 7-0 Mets shut out.

Sean Gilmartin closed out the 9th inning, three up three down.

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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