Jacob DeGrom’s worst start of the season remained strong by most pitcher standards.
But Mets almost needed the near-perfect degrom, which was established as the standard for the season, to win on Saturday before Phillies Bullpen did the trick instead.
After Mets was given a defensive mistake and another meltdown from Phillies’ bullpen in the ninth inning, Michael Conforto hit a full-base sacrifice fly for a 4-3 victory at Citi Field, the best of the season for 29,205 people. Frenzy the crowd.
The Phillies Bullpen has taken a one-run lead for the fourth time in the first three games of the series.
Pinch hitter Travis Blankenhorn led the bottom of the ninth inning against Hector Neris with a hard one hopper to first base. Rhys Hoskins couldn’t choose it, and his error allowed Blankenhorn to reach it safely. Billy McKinney then took a walk before Kevin Pillar, who drew a match with relief Ranger Suarez in the seventh inning with two home runs, loaded the base with an infield hit.
Luis Guillorme then took a walk on a 3-2 pitch and drew the match 3 times. Following Francisco Lindeau, Confort hit the flyball center-fielder, deep enough to get McKinney from third place.
Phillies took the lead 3-2 at the top of Edwin Diaz’s 9th inning. Edwin Diaz hit the batter on the pitch, walked another player in a wild pitch, and put the runner in the corner without an out. Nick Maton hit a sacrifice fly to win Andrew McCutchen.
In the midst of a historic season, DeGrom got off to the poorest start ever — although most pitchers will settle down. For the first time this season (13th start), Ace abandoned his two earned runs with three hits and one step, hitting the season’s lowest 5-6 innings. By the time DeGrom left the game, Mets dragged 2-1 and his ERA had risen from 0.50 to 0.69.
Phillies put an end to DeGrom’s scoreless inning streak at 31 with two innings. It tied the best of his own career, but did not reach the RADickey franchise record of 32² / ₃ innings. McCutchen took the lead on the line drive, bounced off the back of DeGrom and ended up in the center field. He came to be 1-0 on Maton’s single after stealing second base.
Mets immediately tied it up at the bottom of the inning. After Dominic Smith and James McCann led in a series of singles, José Peraza threw a double in the left field to score Smith.
In the sixth inning, Phillies loaded the bass against DeGrom and came out of it with a lead, if not a bent number. DeGrom limited the damage by allowing only McCutchen’s sacrifice fly, leading the Phillies 2-1.
Mets defeats Phillies in a walk-off home run and welcomes Jacob DeGrom
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