Jacob deGrom did not have his best stuff, walking four batters and giving up three unearned runs courtesy of an errant throw by third baseman Wilmer Flores. The Mets maintained a healthy lead through the middle innings thanks to a 2-RBI double and solo homer from Michael Conforto and a solo shot from Wilmer Flores, his first of the year. Neil Walker also contributed, driving in two runs with a single. But the Mets middle relief was shaky today with Addison Reed and Hansel Robles both struggling to keep the Giants off the bases. Jerry Blevins got a key groundout to end a Giants rally in the 8th and Jeurys Familia shut it down in the ninth for the win.
The surging Mets now sit just a half game behind the first place Nationals and wrap up the home series with the Giants tomorrow with a pitching matchup not to be missed – Noah Syndergaard vs. Madison Bumgarner. Let’s go Mets!