Mets win 4-1 as Jacob deGrom tosses eight shutout innings

By Ryan Punzalan

Jacob deGrom tossed eight scoreless innings, sealing the 4-0 victory for the Mets (44-42) against the San Francisco Giants.

Game Recap:

Jacob deGrom and Jake Peavy essentially had a pitcher’s duel until the sixth inning, as both teams failed to muster any sort of offense for the first five innings.

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In the top of the sixth inning, Ruben Tejada struck a “sharply” hit blooper over second base, which allowed him to reach base. Daniel Murphy, then, hit a ground ball to the right of Brandon Crawford, which he threw into right field. Tejada saw the ball get away and scored all the way from second base, giving the Mets a 1-0 lead.

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The Mets tacked on another run in the seventh inning after Juan Lagares grounded into a fielder’s choice, which drove in Eric Campbell from third.

In an exciting turn of events, Eric Campbell launched a two-run home run in the top of the ninth to provide insurance runs for the Mets.

Bobby Parnell came in to pitch the ninth but was relieved by Jeurys Familia after allowing a run on two hits. Familia proceeded record the final two outs while working around a two-out single.


  • There’s a reason why Jacob deGrom is going to the All-Star Game. The reigning NL Rookie of the Year pitched eighth stellar innings en route to a victory. He struck out ten batters and only walked one all game long.
  • Juan Lagares went 1-for-3 with an RBI off a fielder’s choice.
  • Lucas Duda is still lost at the plate, after taking another 0-for in today’s game.


The star of the afternoon was clearly Jacob deGrom. All season long, he has continued to show why he should be considered the lone ace of this Mets pitching staff. Despite an off-performance against the Cubs in his last outing, deGrom showed off his impressive stuff against the Giants, en route to eight scoreless.

deGrom dropped his ERA to a sparkling 2.14 and this would be the fifth time all season he hasn’t allowed an earned run in his start.

The man is electric, smart, and can hit. He’s been fantastic this season and the Mets, as an organization, should thank him for being the constant ace all season.

Next Up: 

The Mets will fly back home after today’s game and will welcome the Arizona Diamondbacks in the final series before the All-Star Game.

Noah Syndergaard will take the mound opposed by Chase Anderson.