After losing the first two games to the Padres at PetCo Park in San Diego, deGrom was able to lead the Mets to victory for the first time since being in Arizona.
Jacob deGrom as usual, was masterful on the mound. The DeLand, Florida native went seven innings while giving up just three hits while striking out 11 batters. The right-hander was also able to pick up his fifth win of the year while lowering his ERA to 0.62 after his tenth appearance.
With one out in the top of the fifth, Jose Peraza got a pitch he was able to handle, taking Joe Musgrove deep. The home run put the Mets 1-0, against the former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher.
Francisco Lindor would go ahead and hit the second home run in the inning, a line drive bullet, just a couple of at-bats after Peraza. Lindor’s fifth home run would come off of a hanging breaking ball up in the zone.
After a pair of hits to start the sixth, Jonathan Villar would come off the bench in a pinch-hit situation and line an RBI single up the middle. This was a great sign from Villar, who was recently dealing with some hamstring issues that was keeping him out of the starting lineup.
With two runners on in the ninth with just one out, Kevin Pillar dropped a single in right field that would push across Francisco Lindor. The single would give the Mets the 4-0 lead.
Relievers Seth Lugo and Edwin Diaz both pitched a scoreless inning a piece, solidifying the back end of the team’s bullpen while securing the Mets’ 28th victory of the 2021 campaign.
Tomorrow’s contest will be scheduled for 4:10 PM as Marcus Stroman goes head to head with Mets’ rival Chris Paddack.