What’s there left to say about Jacob deGrom? The guy is otherworldly and always seems extremely humbled. On Friday night, deGrom took the hill and continued to do what he’s been doing all season long… dominate.
Tonight the Mets’ ace put forth six innings while striking ten Padres batters. The DeLand, Florida native only have up a single hit while lowering his ERA 0.56… Yes, really.
In the fifth inning, new fan favorite Billy McKinney would get the Mets on the board first as he would lace a double just over the first base bag. The extra-base hit would drive in Kevin Pillar, giving the Mets the 1-0 advantage.
While McKinney is hitting just .237, in his last seven games he’s slashing .375/.444/.833 with two home runs and eight RBI’s. Since joining the Mets, he’s hit .275/.700/1.041 with 11 RBI, 4 home runs, 3 doubles, and even a triple.
As usual, deGoat was out there doing it with the stick, too. deGrom would soon follow McKinney as he hit a single to plate two runs, giving him a .400 batting average paired alongside a .840 OPS.
Unfortunately, the he would be pulled a bit early on his own doing because of tendinitis in his pitching elbow. After the game, the future Hall of Fame’r told the media that he plans to make his next scheduled start.
After Miguel Castro would give up two runs in just 0.1 innings, Seth Lugo would come in to close out the 7th inning with the Mets up 3-2.
Edwin Diaz would come on in the bottom of the eighth to record a four-out save, his 11th of the campaign, to secure the Mets’ 31st victory.