Jacob deGrom Dominates San Deigo Padres In New York Mets Win


Jacob deGrom was dealing Monday night, getting the New York Mets the win over the San Diego Padres

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On June 1st, 2013, the New York Mets had one of the greatest feats in the history of franchise reached, as Johan Santana threw the first and only no-hitter in the history of the organization. On the three-year anniversary, the Mets received almost as dominant of a performance, as Jacob deGrom dominated the San Diego Padres.

deGrom, who has continued right where he left off last season as the reigning Rookie of the Year, had it going right from the outset against an overmatched Padres squad. deGrom had a perfect game through five innings, and helped get the Mets their first shutout victory of the season.

He continually pounded the strike zone, as he attacked the Padres hitters relentlessly. Of his 105 pitches, 72 of them went for strikes. That helped deGrom strikeout eight Padres on the night, as everything he threw was working. He allowed only two base runners, a hit in the sixth inning to Clint Barmes to break up the perfect game, and an infield single to Will Middlebrooks in the eighth inning.

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On the evening, deGrom finished with eight innings pitched, two hits allowed, zero walks and zero runs to go with eight strikeouts. This is the third outing this season that deGrom pitched at least seven innings, allowing zero runs and striking out at least eight batters, with the Padres, St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins being his victims.

At the plate, the Mets got solid production as well. Curtis Granderson was the only starter to not reach base at least once. It did not matter in the end, as he was picked up by the rest of his teammates, namely Ruben Tejada and Daniel Murphy.

Tejada continued his strong play at the plate, as he went 3-5 with two runs. That gives him three multi-hit games out of his last four starts, as he has earned some playing time as a regular at third base while the Mets wait for David Wright to get healthy. During that time, Tejada has also flashed some unexpected power with an extra-base hit in three consecutive games.

Murphy tied a career high with four hits in the game, going 4-5 with three runs and three RBI. Two of those four hits went for extra bases, as Murphy hit his fourth home run and 13th double of the season. Murphy has really gotten things going at the plate, as he has a hit in 10 of his last 11 games, seeing his batting average jump 48 points over that span.

While the Mets lineup tonight more closely resembled a minor league one than a major league one, void of many recognizable names, it did not matter as they got the job done against Andrew Cashner and the Padres pitchers. They were able to rack up 13 hits, as Wilmer Flores and Juan Lagares were also able to provide multi-hit games. The success that the Mets had at the plate was a little surprising, as the Padres’ pitchers obviously had something working for them, as they piled up 16 strikeouts on the evening.

The Mets and Padres will continue their three-game series Tuesday night, as Noah Syndergaard will be taking the mound for the Amazins’ and be opposed by the Padres’ Ian Kennedy.

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