MetsJunkies Recap: deGrom exits after three in Mets win

I imagine that we’re going to hear that this is something that we shouldn’t be concerned with and wow, do I hope they’re right. After three innings against the Cubs, deGrom fanned eight of nine while lowering his ERA to 0.54 to lead all of Major League Baseball.

Watching him, you’d probably think that the Mets might actually be on route for their second no-hitter in franchise history, but then just like that the right-hander went down towards the tunnel and clubhouse with the head trainer.

During the game, word went out the deGrom removed himself due to shoulder soreness. Is it a reason to be concerned? I’d have to say so, especially with the way injuries have been circulating throughout the league, not just the Mets.

After a lead-off walk by McKinney in the second inning, Kevin Pillar followed by splitting the gap in right field with an RBI double. Pillar now has six doubles on the year and is batting .292/.320/.792 in his last seven games.

deGrom himself of course would follow with another a hit, his 11th of the year, for an RBI single. The probable MVP candidate has plated more runs than he’s given up on the mound, simply an amazing feat.

In the bottom half of the third, Dom Smith cranked his sixth home run of the season, giving the Mets the 3-0 lead.

Sean Reid-Foley has been excellent all season long and while he had a bit of a hiccup on Wednesday night, it’s best to do it when you’re up buy three runs. On Wednesday however, the righty gave up a solo-shot to Cubs’ slugger Anthony Rizzo.

He would pitch two innings while giving up the one run as well as walking two. Foley would also pick up the decision in this contest with his second win of the season.

Kevin Pillar would later crush a home run in the fifth inning, his fifth of the year, giving the Mets the 6-1 lead. Pillar raised his average to .250 after finishing the game going 2-4 with two RBI’s.

Aaron Loup continues to look like an amazing acquisition, making his 23rd appearance of the season and posting a 1.93 ERA in 18.2 innings pitched.

Miguel Castro got himself back on track with a scoreless inning, now possessing an ERA of 3.08 while Trevor May was able to do the same. May has had a pretty lousy month of June, however after tonight, the former Twins reliever owns a 4.37 ERA.

Edwin Diaz closed out the game, picking up his 14th save of the year. This comes after Drew Smith gave up two runs on a line drive home run in the ninth before making the exit after 0.2 innings.

The Mets now look to make it a four-game sweep tomorrow on the series finale with a matchup making up of Marcus Stroman against Kyle Hendricks.

MetsJunkies Recap: deGrom makes MVP push; Beats Padres

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.

MetsJunkies Recap: Mets Power up Against O’s

The Mets bursted out of the gates early with another shot by first baseman Pete Alonso in the opening inning, a two run shot. The home run would go down as his 10th of the season as he’s slugged three home runs in the past two games against the Orioles.

Tiajuan Walker was absolutely brilliant following the disaster of a game that took place last night. Michael Garaffa had earlier pointed out that the Mets have done a great job in bouncing back in games like these.

The right-hander pitched seven innings in which he only gave up one run while walking one and striking out nine. Walker has now lowered his ERA to 2.07 on the 2021 campaign and is in the top five in regards to NL ERA.

It’s safe to say that former Mets ace Matt Harvey did not have the same luck or outcome. Harvey was chased out of the game in the third inning after giving up seven earned runs on eight hits. The New London, Connecticut native’s ERA has now ballooned up to 7.41, his days could be numbered.

Warrior of the Mets Kevin Pillar had a 3-4 night as the flashy yet hard-nosed centerfielder clubbed two home runs on the evening. The first coming off of Harvey in the third, then another coming off of reliever Mac Sceroler. Pillar now has four home runs while having also raised his batting average to .262 after tonight.

Billy McKinney joined the slugfest as the newly acquired outfielder also hit two home runs, while having driven in 5 RBI’s. McKinney has been a great addition since his arrival and it would be nice to see him remain with the team.

Tonight will go down as the 8th time in Mets franchise history that the team hit six or more home runs in a game.

The Mets are now 30-24 and will be hosting the San Diego Padres back in Citi Field on Friday evening.

Thursday’s Pitching Preview & Lineup 6/3

The 27-21 New York Mets will play the first out of a four-game set against the 34-23 San Diego Padres. After winning the series in Arizona, the Mets look to carry the heat from the desert to the bay.

The Mets plan to send the recently acquired Taijuan Walker to the hill, making his tenth appearance of the season. The Shreveport, Louisiana native is 4-1 with a 1.84 ERA with 49 K’s in 49.0 innings pitched.

Walker is coming off of a start in which he tossed five innings, while giving up two hits and not allowing any runs in his effort against the Atlanta Braves on the 29th of May.

The San Diego Padres will have 34-year old Yu Darvish on the mound, a veteran right-hander making his 12th appearance of the campaign. Darvish’ last outing was against the Houston Astros as he went five innings, allowing four earned runs on four hits.

Darvish so far is having a solid season, pitching to a 2.16 ERA while owning a 5-1 record. The Japanese born pitcher has also struck out 79 batters in 66.2 innings pitched, so far this season.

First pitch is scheduled for 10:10 PM EST and will be televised locally on SNY.

MetsJunkies Recap: Mets Beat Up the Braves

In a feel good game for the Mets, they beat up the division rival Braves 13-2. The Mets hit a season high 5 homeruns in the victory.

James McCann had a huge day going 4 for 5 with a homerun, double, scoring 3 runs and driving in two. He opened the score with a solo homerun in the first.

The Mets added one in the third after a Dom Smith RBI hit. Villar homered in the 5th and Nido RBI force out added one more.

The Mets showed their muscles in the sixth, scoring 7 runs. Drury homered after Maybin collected his first Mets hit, McCann and Nido collected RBI hits and McKinney hit his first Mets homerun to make it 7 runs in the inning. Lindor added 2 more runs in the seventh with his fourth homer of the year.

Taijuan Walker got the win in his return to action going 5 dominant innings. He allowed 0 runs on 2 hits, while striking out 8. Castro, Reid-Foley and Barnes closed out the game.

Jacob deGrom and the Mets will try to make it 5 in a row today, looking to sweep the Braves. The Mets now have a 3.5 game lead in the East.

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