The Mets sent Jacob deGrom to the mound today in Milwaukee, looking to get a win and split their 4-game series with the Brewers. Jimmy Nelson started for Milwaukee, and the two hurlers combined for an old-fashioned pitchers’ duel. On this day, however, deGrom was just a little better. His effort, combined with relief help from Vic Black, Jeurys Familia, and Jenrry Mejia led the Mets to a 2-0 victory, a series split, and a 5-5 road trip.
Jul 27, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
- DeGrom was spectacular, pitching 6.1 innings, allowing no runs, 4 hits and two walks, striking out 4.
- Black relieved deGrom with two runners on and one out in the 7th. Black induced pop outs from Scooter Gennett and Aramis Ramirez.
- Familia allowed no base runners and struck out one in one inning of relief.
- Mejia made it interesting in the 9th, allowing two singles before getting Lyle Overbay to ground out.
- The Mets scored their runs on a 2-run home run by Lucas Duda that was absolutely crushed into the upper deck in right field.
- Daniel Murphy and Chris Young each had two hits today.
The Mets begin a 6-game home stand on Monday night against the Phillies. Bartolo Colon will face AJ Burnett in the opening game at 7:10 pm.