On Tuesday night in Queens, Jacob deGrom threw eight shutout innings en route to the Mets’ 2-0 win over the Rockies.
In a dominant performance, DeGrom only allowed three hits and no walks with nine strikeouts to solidify his NL Rookie of the Year candidacy.
Christian Bergman made the start for Colorado, ending his night after surrendering two runs on six hits in six innings.
Closer Jenrry Mejia ran the team into trouble when he came in for the ninth. He allowed singles to Charlie Blackmon and Justin Morneau, followed by a wild pitch to move both runners into scoring position. A walk to Nolan Arenado to load the bases chased him out of the game.
In relief, lefty Josh Edgin was able to strike out Corey Dickerson on just three pitches to maintain the team’s lead. Then, with Jeurys Familia on the hill, Wilin Rosario grounded out to seal the victory for New York.
Sep 9, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcherJacob deGrom
(48) pitches during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
The Mets continue their series with the Rockies on Wednesday night at Citi Field. In his first start since returning from AAA Las Vegas, Rafael Montero (0-3, 5.23 ERA) will take the mound for the Mets. He will face Tyler Matzek (5-9, 4.32 ERA) at 7:10pm ET.