First, the Mets’ ace – with some unstoppable defense as a criminal – allowed three earned runs against the Phillies in two innings. He then left the game with a right hamstring cramp.
Through it all the Mets rallied, helping their slim postseason opportunities, crossing an early four-run deficit to end a three-game skid with a 5-4 win over the Phillies at Citizen Bank Park.
DeGrom said he first felt the warming “grab” in the bullpen for his debut against the Blue Jays, but the issue disappeared. It returned on Wednesday during the first inning, prompting Degrom to alert the team’s medical staff. DeGrom indicated that removing his innings later was more careful than necessary.
Although Degrom hopes he can get a chance to return and pitch before his next scheduled Monday, manager Luis Rojas will not commit to anything. DeGrom has two scheduled balances.
“I’m not worried that it’s going to be a long-term thing, I think we’ve probably stopped at the right time,” DeGrom said. “It feels good while running, playing catch. Once I get down to full intensity in a game I feel it. Hopefully, this is something we can treat and come back out as soon as possible. ”
In two innings, Degrom allowed three earned runs on four hits with one strike and one walk. He started the night as the NL leader with a 1.69 ERA, but his departure brought the number to 2.09. The beneficiaries included Reds Trevor Bauer, who led the NL with a 1.71 ERA. The Cubs’ U Darvish is behind him at 1.86. DeGrom is attempting to induct Greg Maddux and Randy Johnson as the only pitcher to win three straight Cy Young Awards.
“I still felt like I should have been able to make the pitch, and I didn’t,” DeGrom said. “I do not think so [the hamstring] Is there any excuse for this? I did not throw the ball like I needed to throw it under certain circumstances. I can pitch again whenever they tell me.
Robinson Cano opened the innings with ninth runner-up Andres Jimenez knocking in a single and pinch-runner Amid Rosario was seconded by Hector Neris.
JD Davis had a breakout game for the Mets, going 3-for-4 for three RBIs. Davis blasted twice in the eighth in an RBI double that equaled 4-4 against Adam Morgan and made no decision for Degrom.
“We knew we needed to come in for the team, especially Jake going down,” Davis said.
Michael Wacha returned the Mets by allowing only one run on five hits over four innings after DeGrom was eliminated. Justin Wilson, Miguel Castro and Edwin Diaz pitched three scoreless innings to end it.
Filler gave a big inning against DeGrom, with Andrew Kannap hitting a shot from Dominic Smith’s glove for an RBI. In the inning, Andrew McKeon’s RBI fielder’s choice was brought to the final, as Wilson Ramos dropped a throw of Gimenez while attempting to plate a quick tag on Jim Kingery. A sacrifice fly from Adam Hasley gave the Phillies a 2–0 lead.
Zack Wheeler, in his second appearance against his former team in 1 allowed weeks, scored three earned runs on seven hits in 7 ₃ / ¹ innings without a decision. The right-handed batsman was pitching for the first time after tearing a fingernail while putting it on his pants, which he missed from a start.
Davis landed a two-run homer in the sixth that pulled the Mets to within 4-3. The Mets ‘first run came on Robinson Cano’s RBI ground after Davis’ double in the fourth.
“We’ve got to make what we did tonight,” Rojas said. “And some of the things that happened tonight, we got at least more of them. We made an error early… We made a base-running mistake later in the night, but we had those two things and we got a W. . ”