SAN DIEGO (CBSNewYork / AP) – Jacob deGrom maintained its dominance in the major tournaments, beating 11 out of seven innings and throwing New York Mets high power pass San Diego Padres 4-0 Saturday night.
Francisco Lindor scored and doubled the lead after deGrom’s most recent excellent performance (5-2). The Mets ended a record 12 home win streak for the San Diego team that began a month ago on May 5.
Fully transparent, deGrom allows only three visits and one go. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner dropped just four earned runs in 58 innings and has an ERA of 0.62.
“Honestly, I try not to think about it (small ERA),” says deGrom. “I try and go out there and put us in a position to win.”
In all nine of his starts this season, deGrom has not allowed more than one run to be earned. This is the 50th time in his career he has scored 10 or more goals in a game.
“It’s impressive, I’ve never seen anything like it,” Mets coach Luis Rojas said of deGrom’s record this season. “You know you’re watching something special.”
The Padres had a prime chance to have a big inning against deGrom in the fourth round but couldn’t make money. A short dribble, walk, and foul by Lindor on the short hit the bases with one, but deGrom knocked and knocked Will Myers and Tucupita Marcano to get down and keep the game scoreless .
“I can only locate. I had a good feeling with the fast ball,” said deGrom. “I felt comfortable most of the night, except for the last few innings. I can tell that my arms have started to drag a bit. “
DeGrom’s only defeat tonight: He won 0-3 on the plate, bringing his batting average down to 0.391.
After the Padres won the first two games of a four-match series against two of the NL’s strongest teams, the Mets hit back at deGrom and solo hosts by Lindor and Jose Peraza in game five against Joe Musgrove (4-5).
“He (Musgrove) ended up missing his slider and I was able to take advantage of it,” Peraza said of his home run.
Musgrove, who missed his first shot of the season and delivered only one run earned in his previous three games, beat 10 in five plus innings. He dropped three runs with eight hits as his ERA inched to 2.33.
“Apart from those two throws (Mets homers), I feel great,” Musgrove said. “In the fifth inning, I didn’t feel like I had the same things I had at first.”
With the Mets making it 2-0, Kevin Pillar and Tomas Nido hit singles to start the sixth inning, chasing Musgrove on Tim Hill’s painkillers. Jonathan Villar hit singles in one run before Hill got through the round.
New York added a run in ninth when Lindor doubled and scored on a single by Pillar.
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– New York Mets (@Mets) June 6, 2021
San Diego’s Jurickson Profar was ejected in the eighth inning after slamming his cane into the ground after a third strike was called. It was Profar’s first career in eight years of working in the professions.
ROOM OF TRAINER
Mets: RF Michael Conforto (hamstring strain) will join the team, according to coach Luis Rojas. There is no specific timeline for his return.
FatherManager Jayce Tingler said: OF Trent Grisham (bruise on left heel) underwent a series of pregnancy exercises on June 5 and is moving towards a brief rehab early next week . … C Austin Nola (sprained left knee) has resumed baseball activities and is expected to intensify his workload over the next week. Tingler notes that Nola will need a period of rehab before returning to potency in late June or early July. It’s been a new season for Nola, who missed the first four weeks with a broken finger on her left hand.
Mets: RHP Marcus Stroman (4-4, 2.66) takes the lead in the series finale.
Father: RHP Chris Paddack (2-4, 4.24) will begin Sunday afternoon.
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