It was a tight contest on Saturday night. Jacob deGrom was in trouble early and often, but after giving up two runs in the first inning, he settled down and put up zeros for five more innings. He went back out for the sixth even though his pitch count was 101. I think that shows faith in deGrom’s stamina and guts, and Terry Collins’ confidence in his starting rotation.
Lucas Duda finally put the Mets on the board in the fourth, then tied it up in the seventh, both solo home runs to bring his season total to 20. That’s eight home runs in his past seven games, for a slugging percentage well above 1.000. He also drove in the third Mets run in the eighth with a double, and was personally responsible for Citi Field’s decibel overload.
Jeurys Famila came in and shut the game down like he was doing all first half of the season. With that final strike on Michael Taylor, the Mets took the game, the series win, and tomorrow, maybe the division.