All good things must come to an end, but not just yet. In what appeared to be an impending end to their early season win streak, the Mets refused to lose, topping the Marlins 8-6 with a fantastic comeback.
Jacob deGrom looked terrific for four innings and the Mets jumped out to an early 3-0 lead courtesy of an RBI double by Wilmer Flores, a solo home run from Asdrubal Cabrera and an RBI single by Michael Conforto. deGrom seemed to come a bit unhinged in the fifth, surrendering four runs on a combination of seeing eye singles and a two run home run by Justin Bour that gave the Marlins a 4-3 lead. The Mets tied it back up in the sixth courtesy of a Juan Lagares sacrifice fly and deGrom settled down to tack on a scoreless inning to his six-inning start. Does any pitcher battle back better than deGrom?
deGrom gave way to the bullpen in the seventh and Jacob Rhame quickly gave up the lead with another two run home run by Bour to give the Marlins a 6-4 lead. But before fans had a chance to despair, the Mets came roaring back to tie it back up in the eighth on a pair of solo home runs by Flores and Cabrera.
Hansel Robles held the tie in the eighth and Yoenis Cespedes drove in two on a double in the ninth to give the Mets an 8-6 lead that would hold firm thanks to another save by Jeurys Familia. Salt and pepper, baby! That makes seven wins in a row, a beautiful 9-1 record and a catbird seat atop the NL East. The Mets and Marlins will wrap up the series tomorrow with Zack Wheeler taking the mound.