The Mets took the second game of the home series against the Marlins 4-1, setting up a golden opportunity for a Mother’s Day sweep and a return to .500.
Jacob deGrom was in control, allowing just one run over seven innings with eight strikeouts. Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara kept the Mets off balance allowing just one run through his first five innings on the mound, courtesy of a Michael Conforto RBI single in the fourth. However, while deGrom kept cruising, Alcantara lost his way in the sixth inning. Pete Alonso and Conforto went back-to-back with solo home runs and deGrom added an insurance run with an RBI single to put the score at 4-1
Seth Lugo and Edwin Diaz closed it out with a scoreless frame apiece. After his third consecutive strong start, deGrom’s ERA now sits at a more familiar 3.26. He also notched two hits to bring his season batting average to a robust .250.
Tomorrow the Mets will close out the series with the inconsistent Noah Syndergaard vs. lefty Caleb Smith, who enters the game 3-0 with a 2.11 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 42.2 innings pitched. Hopefully Noah brings his A game. Lets’ go Mets!