Jacob deGrom and the Mets went toe to toe with Max Scherzer and the Nationals tonight and as anticipated, it was a low scoring game as both pitchers were locked in.
- Unfortunately for both teams, HomePlate Umpire Ryan Blakney was the epitome of an inconsistent umpire. Mind you, this is the reason why an automated strike zone is apart of any discussion and it’s a valid debate.
- Jacob deGrom pitched 6 quality innings, giving up just 1 run on 2 hits, while striking out 8 and lowering his ERA to 3.72 after tonight’s outing.
- Robert Gsellman game into the game in the 7th and pitched a scoreless inning. Gsellman now has an ERA of 2.48, solidifying himself as a dependable arm out of the Mets bullpen.
- Drew Gagnon is making the most out of his opportunity, the right handed reliever pitched a scoreless 8th inning, lowering his ERA to 3.21 over 14.0 innings.
- The Mets loaded the bases for Juan Lagares for a matchup against Sean Doolittle and Lagares took a ball down in the strike zone and split the left and centerfield outfielders with a bases clearing double, his 3rd of the season. The extra base hit would put the Mets up, 3-1.
- Rajai Davis then hit a 3-run jack in his first at-bat in a Mets uniform, putting the Mets up 6-1 as apart of a six run 8th inning.
- Tyler Bashlor took over in the 9th inning and pitched a scoreless frame. Bashlor is another reliever that’s really making his case to become a permanent fixture in the Mets bullpen.
The Nationals will send Stephen Strasburg to the mound in the series finale. Strasburg owns a 4-3 record with a 3.32 ERA in 65.0 innings, spanning over 10 starts.
Steven Matz will hit the hill for the Mets during tomorrow’s matinee matchup, Matz is 3-3 in 8 starts with a 3.96 ERA. The Long Island, New York native has a 1.27 WHIP and 38 strikeouts in 38.2 innings pitched.