For Jacob deGrom, tonight was yet another start where he proved he is the best pitcher in the Mets rotation. He posted another solid outing, going eight strong innings with seven strikeouts and allowing one earned run. He simply controlled the game from the mound, and his only slip up was a solo shot allowed to Brandon Belt. My gut reaction is that deGrom will continue to dominate other teams, and his win total will rely on not only his offense, but how the bullpen protects his leads.
Wilmer Flores started the scoring for the Mets tonight, with a solo shot in the fourth inning. The Mets would strike again in the eighth, with Jay Bruce and Flores each driving in runs. Conforto drove a run in during the ninth inning to further pad the lead. Curtis Granderson and Jose Reyes each hit a triple. Asdrubal Cabrera had two hits, and deGrom and Yoenis Cespedes each had a hit.