Remembering Mets History (2016): Jacob deGrom Tosses One Hitter

Sunday July 17th, 2016: Terry Collins Mets (49-42) were battling hard for the wild card spot by mid July, just coming off a rough series losing three of four to the Nationals.

Today the Mets were in Philadelphia for the rubber game, after splitting a pair with the Phillies (43-50). Jacob deGrom went against Zach Eflin.

Starting Lineups

Jacob deGrom was on his game tonight, he started out striking out two batters in the 1st inning & another in the 2nd.

In the 3rd,  with two outs, pitcher Zack Eflin singled to center with a ground ball through the middle. No one knew it at the time, but it was a spoiler as deGrom would not allow another hit the rest of the way.

After easy 4th & 5th innings with no strike outs, he struck out two in the 6th inning, rolling along. It wasn't until the 8th inning where allowed his first & only walk of the game as well. By the 9th inning he still hadn't thrown 100 pitches yet, so manager Terry Collins let him finish out the game.

In this day & age it was a rare scene but deGrom went out & completed his one hit shut out. He ended the game striking out Odubel Herrera for his seventh K.

deGrom went to 6-4 on the year, lowering his ERA to 2.38 among the leagues bests. In 2016 he struggled with injuries getting shut down in early September with a ulnar tear, missing the Mets post season drive & wild card game.

The Mets gave him run support as early as the 2nd inning, when James Loney singled & Juan Lagares tripled him in. In the 3rd inning, Curtis Granderson added his 16th HR of the year to make it 2-0.

In the 5th deGrom himself got aboard with a base hit & came home on a Jose Reyes double.

In the 8th inning, Loney singled again & Asdrubal Cabrera hit his 16th HR of the year to top off the 5-0 Mets shut out.

Trivia: It was the 39th one hitter in Mets history, the last coming in 2013.


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