DENVER (AP) – Jacob deGrom beat 9 in a row against Colorado on Saturday, a little less than Tom Seaver’s grand tournament record.
He lacked a record and almost won.
German Márquez netted twice in his career as the Rockies won 7-2 on aggregate, blocking Mets’s seven-loss streak and four-win streak. Josh Fuentes opened the game with a homer three times in game five against Jacob Barnes.
DeGrom, a two-time NL Cy Young Award winner, got behind on the last throw, only the third and the first since 2015.
Seaver set the record for consecutive attacks against San Diego on April 22, 1970, beating his last 10 defeats in a 19-sort run.
“It was great to reach but a bit down,” deGrom said with a smile.
After a 14-goal performance in a 0-3 defeat to Philadelphia, deGrom became the ninth pitcher to score nine goals in a row.
“The fast ball is the best weapon for him,” said Mets coach Luis Rojas. “It’s special. You don’t see that often. You talk about Jake getting better every year and he hangs out there, and we talked about the weather challenge, so that’s a slightly different start. He makes an adjustment and does something special. “
The streak ended in the fifth inning, with the Rockies taking a 3-1 lead with three unclear runs, but Mets rallied to win the opening series delayed by a day by snow as player pin Jonathan Villar hit a double against Daniel Bard (0-1) in the seventh inning and Dominic Smith had a fly sacrificed.
Pete Alonso went home in the sixth match to pull Mets in the run.
By a coronavirus protocol-based two-game opener win, Mets extended their winning streak to four for the first time since 2019. Joey Lucchesi (0-1) allowed four hits and three run in three innings to lose in the second game.
DeGrom (1-0) allowed three indeterminate runs and three hits in six innings and walked one, lowering his ERA to 0.45.
He started the streak with a third shot called against Josh Fuentes in the first half of the second, then swung by Sam Hillard and Dom Nunez.
He eliminated Chi Chi González, Raimel Tapia and Ryan McMahon in season three, and Trevor Story, Charlie Blackmon and CJ Cron in season four.
Fuentes set the score 0-1 in the fifth minute and fouled second player Jeff McNeil’s throw-in, ending the streak.
“I’d love to do it, but my gloves hit my leg,” deGrom said of Fuentes’ landing player. “That’s where we let him play. McNeil was there and he feels bad about it. I said to him, ‘Keep your head up’ and we ended up winning the ball game. “
Detroit’s Tyler Alexander is a pitcher who has previously scored nine in a row, making his streak on August 2 against Cincinnati.
Colorado took a 3-1 lead over deGrom then in the fifth half when Nunez hit a RBI triathlon, who hit Yonathan Daza on target with a dead fly and Tapia went home. All three runs were not performed because of McNeil’s fault.
Even though deGrom’s 79th ERA of the year 79 started since the start of the 2018 season, New York is still 37-42 with him on mound.
With nine consecutive matches, deGrom vs Mickey Welch of the New York Giants against Cleveland on August 28, 1884, Jake Peavy of San Diego in Arizona on April 25, 2007, Ricky Nolasco of Marlins in Atlanta on September 30, 2009, Aaron Harang of the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego on April 13, 2012, Detroit’s Doug Fister vs. Kansas City on September 27, 2012, Washington’s Max Scherzer vs. Mets on Oc. . 3, 2015 and Alexander.
DeGrom extended his unbeaten streak on his way to 17 with his 48th stellar match for the twice NL Cy Young Award winner.
“His quick ball has life,” said Colorado manager Bud Black. “His slider has good ability to escape in the area, not making too many mistakes with the slider. His fast ball at the top of the region gets major tournaments throughout the National League. That’s where he gets a lot of his attacks, on that high-speed ball. But he can also command corners with heaters. “
Edwin Díaz hit his head out in the first save of the season.
Márquez (1-1) beat six goals with a double.
Mets starter Joey Lucchesi allowed three runs and four hits in three innings in his first appearance since April 7 and his debut for New York.
SWING AND A HIT
DeGrom also helped himself with a single to start his third match and then scored against a single by Alonso. DeGrom has had at least one hit on each of his first starts. “I was just trying to see the ball and hit it, not going out automatically.”
Winning the opening game of the night left the Rockies struggling with the lightness of their moment at the clubhouse. “It was a good time,” said Fuentes. “It just gave us a little bit of motivation, a little bit of confidence.”
Mets: INF José Peraza was selected to the alternate training site to remove a spot on the list for JD Davis, who had been activated from the 10-day injury list. Davis bruised his left arm when he was thrown on the field April 6 against Philadelphia. The RHP Franklyn Kilome was immediately dispatched to the alternate training site.
RHP Marcus Stroman (2-0) starts for Mets on Sunday and RHP Antonio Senzatela (1-2) for the Rockies.
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