(Tuesday, September 9)
Final Score: New York 2, Colorado 0
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Jacob deGrom pitched a career-high eight scoreless innings to lead the New York Mets to a 2-0 win over the Colorado Rockies in the second meeting of a three-game set.
DeGrom (8-6) held the highest-scoring team in the National League to just three hits, walked none and struck out nine for the Mets, who have won five of six.
The right-hander retired the final 14 batters he faced and now has not allowed an earned run in 22 consecutive innings. DeGrom, who is 7-1 with a 1.60 ERA over his last 10 outings, has won five straight starts at Citi Field.
Juan Lagares and Curtis Granderson each supplied New York with an RBI.
Christian Bergman (2-3) was saddled with the loss after going six innings and allowing two runs on six hits.
Colorado got its only real scoring chance against deGrom by putting runners at the corners with two outs in the second. He worked out of trouble, however, striking out DJ LeMahieu to escape the early jam.
New York broke the scoreless stalemate on an RBI single off the bat of Lagares in the fifth. Matt den Dekker doubled to left, moved to third on a groundout, then scored on Lagares’ two-out hit to left.
Some more two-out hitting helped the Mets add an insurance run in the sixth. Travis d’Arnaud singled preceding Granderson’s run-scoring double to right. Granderson moved to third on a throwing error by Charlie Blackmon on the play, but Wilmer Flores ended the inning with a groundout to Bergman.
With a runner on first and one out in the ninth, Mets closer Jenrry Mejia allowed a single to Justin Morneau before walking Nolan Arenado. Left-hander Josh Edgin came on in relief and fanned Corey Dickerson for the second out, then Jeurys Familia made it three outs for three relievers by inducing a groundout from Wilin Rosario to record his fifth save of the season.
Mets third baseman David Wright was scratched from the starting lineup with a sore shoulder. He was sent to a Manhattan hospital for further testing, and the club announced after the game that he will be shut down for the remainder of the season with consistent shoulder inflammation … Daniel Murphy was activated from the 15-day disabled list by New York prior to the game. He hadn’t played since Aug. 24 and went 1-for-3 with a walk … New York outhit the Rockies, 7-5 … Granderson was the only player with multiple hits, going 2-for-4 … The Mets went 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position, while Colorado went 1-for-6 in those instances.
|Charlie Blackmon CF||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.286|
|Michael Cuddyer RF||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||.319|
|Justin Morneau 1B||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.316|
|Drew Stubbs PR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.286|
|Nolan Arenado 3B||3||0||1||0||1||0||0||1||1||.294|
|Corey Dickerson LF||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||.310|
|Wilin Rosario C||4||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.249|
|Josh Rutledge SS||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.269|
|DJ LeMahieu 2B||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||.270|
|Christian Bergman P||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.077|
|Yohan Flande P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.100|
|Ben Paulsen PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.364|
|Rex Brothers P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Juan Lagares CF||4||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||.281|
|Daniel Murphy 2B||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.301|
|Eric Campbell 3B||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.284|
|Lucas Duda 1B||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.248|
|Travis d`Arnaud C||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.246|
|Curtis Granderson RF||4||0||2||1||1||0||0||0||2||.218|
|Wilmer Flores SS||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.232|
|Matt den Dekker LF||2||1||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.222|
|Eric Young LF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.225|
|Jacob deGrom P||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.238|
|Jenrry Mejia P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Josh Edgin P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jeurys Familia P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.667|
E_C.Blackmon, J.Rutledge. LOB_Colorado 6, NY Mets 7. 2B_N.Arenado, W.Rosario, C.Granderson, M.den Dekker. S_J.deGrom. DP_Colorado 1 (D.LeMahieu and J.Morneau).
|Christian Bergman (L 2-3)||6.0||6||2||2||0||1||0||98-67||4.89|
|Jacob deGrom (W 8-6)||8.0||3||0||0||0||9||0||100-75||2.62|
|Jenrry Mejia (H 2)||0.1||2||0||0||1||1||0||18-10||4.01|
|Josh Edgin (H 5)||0.1||0||0||0||0||1||0||3-3||1.38|
|Jeurys Familia (S 5)||0.1||0||0||0||0||0||0||4-2||2.06|
HBP_by Y.Flande (M.den Dekker).
Umpires_Home,Jim Reynolds; First, Fieldin Culbreth; Second, Brian Knight; Third, Manny Gonzalez.