The New York Mets completed a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins today with a dominant 6-4 victory at Marlins Park. (scorecard)
The story of the game can be summed up in two words: Jacob deGrom. The Mets starter was absolutely masterful, striking out 14 in seven innings of work. The 14 K & # 39; s were a career record for deGrom. The 2019 season began with 13 consecutive innings without scoring and, going back to last year, it has 26 in a row. During this streak, he has allowed 40 strikeouts and has only walked twice.
DeGrom tied Bob Gibson With its 26th consecutive start of quality, a Major League record. He added his own record by launching his 31st consecutive start in which he has allowed three runs or less. DeGrom is the Met's first pitcher to start a season with two games with at least 10 strikeouts or more. To make the night even more special, DeGrom closed the second home run of his career. He has been a teacher.
Jacob deGrom He started for the Mets and proceeded to strike out five of the first nine Marlins he faced. Through five innings, DeGrom struck out nine and allowed only two singles, Brian Anderson and Lewis Brinson.
Throughout six innings, the reigning Cy Young Award winner had 11 strikeouts. It was the 34th time in deGrom's career that he scored ten or more in a game.
DeGrom struck out to finish his evening giving him a maximum of 14 in his career.
The final line of DeGrom was seven innings pitched, zero runs, three hits, 14 strikeouts and 114 pitches.
Luis Avilan and Robert Gsellman made it interesting in the ninth by allowing four races, three of which were charged to Avilan.
That made Mickey Callaway get closer to Edwin Diaz and he got the final to finish the game.
The Mets retired in order in the first, but in the second they took the lead in a two-out rally. Keon Braxton hit a single to the opposite field and Amed Rosario followed with a long triple to the center of the right to cover Braxton and give the Mets a 1-0 lead.
In the third inning, Jacob deGrom opened and in the first pitch he saw, he hit a home run to the left to give the Mets a 2-0 lead. It was Derom's second home run in his career and he became the 12th Met pitcher to have at least two homers in his career. Brandon Nimmo followed with a walk and then Pete Alonso approached the plate. He quickly broke a double at the top of the left field wall, scoring Nimmo and giving the Mets a 3-0 lead. The double bagger line had an output speed of over 107 mph. The double was the quarter of the year of Alonso and the fifth hit of the extra base in the young season.
Michael Conforto trimmed his first extra base hit of the season when he broke a double to lead the sixth. The Mets could not take it around and the score remained 3-0. Comforto would add another blow later in the game, remaining 2-4.
The Mets scored another two outs in the seventh inning. Alonso singed a single to the right. He scored in a Robinson Cano double that he had been fighting before this at-bat.
In the eighth, the Mets scored another pair of runs to extend the lead to 6-0. J.D. Davis came up with a mistake by shortstop Miguel Rojas to lead. He came with a single by pinch hitter Dominic Smith in a ball that bounced over Starling Castro in the second. Smith was placed by Wilson Ramos, who hit a hit for Tomas Nido.
The Mets play their first home game tomorrow against the Washington Nationals at 1:10 p.m. In a rematch of pitches of the second game of the season, Noah Syndergard will pitch for the Mets while the Nationals start Stephen Strasburg. Washington is 9-1 at Strasburg's openings at Citi Field, where he has not lost since 2013.