The Mets have swept the series against the Arizona Diamondbacks with ace Jacob deGrom taking the mound on Sunday afternoon. deGrom would only pitch five innings due to an early exit, this comes right after a skipped start.
The reason for deGrom’s exit after five innings is due to “right-side tightness”. While it was initially viewed as a minor issue, there very well may be more to this injury. However before leaving the game, deGrom pitched five innings of one-hit, one-run ball and now has a 0.68 ERA.
The Mets would score first after a pair of singles by James McCann and Jacob deGrom. A Jeff McNeil soft ground out would move the runners overs for Francisco Lindor, who hit it well into the left-centerfield gap for a sacrifice fly.
Michael Conforto would follow with a two-out single to the opposite field driving in deGrom, putting the Mets up by two. Conforto is only hitting .174 in his last seven games, so this should serve as a confidence boost going into the next series with the Orioles.
Miguel Castro would come in after deGrom and pitch a scoreless inning, lowering his ERA to 2.77 on the year.
Jacob Barnes pitched 1.1 innings and gave up a bomb to former Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, his third. The home run would cut the Mets lead in half, 4-2.
Edwin Diaz picked up his fifth save of the year, pitching a scoreless ninth inning and lowering his ERA to 3.14 on the campaign.
The Mets have Monday off, however will be hosting Matt Harvey and the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday for a two-game set. But not before trying to sweep the Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon.
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