Mets Game Recap: Dilson Herrera and Jacob deGrom lead Mets in 5-1 victory over Orioles

By Michael Lecolant

The Mets and Orioles played Game Two of their mini 2-game series Wednesday.  Jacob deGrom climbed the hill for the Mets, and was opposed by Baltimore’s Ubaldo Jimenez.

Dilson Herrera enjoyed a break out game at the plate, while deGrom was stellar through 7 innings of work.

With a 5-1 victory, the Mets completed a sweep over the Baltimore Orioles, and improved their record to an 18-10 mark.

Game Recap:

The Mets opened the scoring in the 2nd inning.  Michael Cuddyer led-off with a walk.  With 2-outs, Kevin Plawecki drew the second walk issued by Jimenez.  Dilson Herrera then drove in the first run of the game with a single to center.

  • Through 3 innings pitched, Jacob deGrom threw 47 pitches, with 35 (74%) going for strikes.  He allowed no runs on 2 hits, issued no walks, and fanned 5 batters.

Curtis Granderson led-off the bottom of the 3rd with a home run (his second of the season) to right field.

The Mets manufactured another run in the 4th.  With 1-out, Kevin Plawecki singled to left.  Herrera then flared a single into center field.  Jacob deGrom helped his own cause with a base hit to load the bases.  Granderson followed with a sac-fly to left that scored Plawecki from third base.

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Jacob pitched out of trouble in the 5th.  With 1-out, deGrom hit shortstop Everth Cabrera with a pitch.  Pinch hitting for Ubaldo Jimenez, Travis Snider singled.  Right fielder Alejandro De Aza then bounced into a fielder’s choice.  With 2-outs, second baseman Jimmy Paredes singled to score Snider.  Jacob then walked the next batter, but struck out Chris Davis for the third time in the game to minimize Baltimore’s threat.

  • Jacob deGrom pitched 7 complete innings.  He exited on the winning side of a 5-1 game, having thrown a season high 105 pitches, with 72 (69%) going for strikes.  He allowed one earned run on 6 hits and one walk, fanned a season high 9 batters, and lowered his ERA from 3.34 to a 2.95 mark.

Carlos Torres entered the game in the 8th in relief of deGrom.

Alex Torres entered the game in the 9th in relief of Carlos Torres.  With 1-out and a runner on first, Terry Collins then summoned Jeurys Familia from the bullpen, whom fanned two batters to end the game, and secured Jacob deGrom‘s third victory of the season.

Scoring Summary:

  • Bottom 2nd inningMichael Cuddyer led-off with a walk. Kevin Plawecki drew a 2-out walk. Dilson Herrera’s single to center scored Cuddyer to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.
  • Bottom 3rd inningCurtis Granderson hit a lead-off home run to give the Mets a 2-0 lead.
  • Bottom 4th inningKevin Plawecki reached on a 1-out single. Herrera and deGrom both singled to load the bases.  With 1-out, Curtis Granderson‘s sac-fly scored Plawecki from third, making it a 3-0 game.

Final Score:

  • Orioles 1; METS 5


  • With a single in the 4th, Kevin Plawecki extended his hitting streak to 6 straight games.
  • Dilson Herrera, 3 for 3, hit his first home run, and collected his first three RBI of the season.
  • Jacob deGrom rebounded quite nicely after suffering through a pair of mortal outings, in which he failed to pitch through the 6th inning.  This evening, he tied for his longest outing in 6 starts this season, evened his record at 3-3, and lowered his ERA to below three.
  • The Washington Nationals defeated the Miami Marlins Wednesday night, and so the Mets maintain their 4-game lead over the Nationals in the N.L. East standings.


  • 5/7 – Thursday; no game scheduled.