Mets: Three takeaways from Monday’s win

By Danny Abriano
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Apr 13, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Here are three takeaways from Monday’s Mets win over the Phillies during their home opener…

Jacob deGrom succeeded despite not having his best stuff

Without his best stuff on Monday, Jacob deGrom fought through and wound up blanking the Phillies for 6.1 innings.

DeGrom, who said after the game that he didn’t have his best secondary offerings, allowed seven hits (all singles) during the start but struck out just three while getting into deep counts often.

While deGrom didn’t have his best secondary stuff, he also missed his location with his fastball quite a lot.

Still, if “bad” Jacob deGrom is a pitcher who allows no runs over 6.1 innings in front of a packed house in a big game, that’ll be quite awesome.

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