PHILADELPHIA — Jacob deGrom pitched his first entire recreation of the season on Saturday and decreased his major-league-leading earned run moderate to at least one.71, weathering a rain prolong and main the Mets over the Philadelphia Phillies, Three-1.
DeGrom (Eight-7) stored bolstering his case for the Nationwide League Cy Younger Award and allowed most effective an unearned run, the results of his personal error. He walked none, struck out 9 and threw his toughest pitch, a 99-mile-per-hour fastball, at the subsequent to remaining of his 108 pitches.
“Jacob has persisted to end up why he’s most probably the front-runner at this level,” Mets Supervisor Mickey Callaway mentioned.
The precise-handed deGrom has thrown 3 entire video games in 132 begins within the majors. He threw a one-hitter at Voters Financial institution Park on July 17, 2016, in a Five-Zero victory over the Phillies.
It seemed that deGrom’s day could be lower brief through a 41-minute rain prolong that started in the midst of the fourth, however he got here again as robust as earlier than the prolong.
DeGrom was once so desperate to resume that he started to get unfastened at the mound earlier than the umpires returned and earlier than the Phillies’ grounds group raked the sector.
However that didn’t trouble deGrom. He allowed a leadoff unmarried to Rhys Hoskins within the fourth after which retired 9 of 10 earlier than the 7th, by which Philadelphia were given its lone run.
DeGrom, a two-time All-Celebrity, allowed 3 runs or fewer in a 22nd consecutive get started, two begins in the back of Dwight Gooden’s membership file. He additionally surpassed 200 strikeouts for the season, completing the sport with 204.
“A large number of lifestyles on his fastball, and best possible slider of the 12 months,” catcher Devin Mesoraco mentioned. “He had the whole lot operating. Very spectacular.”
The Mets’ pitching trainer, Dave Eiland, approached deGrom earlier than the 9th, and deGrom was once emphatic that he sought after to complete.
“I surely sought after it badly,” deGrom mentioned. “I mentioned, ‘I’m going available in the market.’ And he was once effective with it.”
Hoskins and Maikel Franco each and every had a unmarried and a double for the Phillies, who started the day part a recreation in the back of Atlanta within the N.L. East and main the N.L. wild-card race.
Jake Arrieta (Nine-Eight) allowed one run on 4 hits with six strikeouts and no walks in six robust innings.
The Mets went forward within the fourth when Jeff McNeil scored from 3rd on a unmarried through Wilmer Flores. They took a Three-Zero lead within the 7th with two runs off Luis Garcia. Devin Mesoraco homered and Amed Rosario scored on McNeil’s first profession triple.