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deGrom And Cespedes Provide Shades Of 2015

If the Mets really want to go on that second half run like they’ve done the past two years, the run needs to begin now. It needs to begin now because the Mets have put themselves in a deep enough hole. It needs to happen now because the Rockies are in town. 

For the Mets to get on that run, their pitching needs to be great, and Yoenis Cespedes needs to get going. Tonight, that happened. 

Jacob deGrom shook off an unearned first inning run to completely dominate the Rockies. Over eight innings, he only allowed four hits, two runs, one earned, and one walk with 10 strikeouts. 
The Rockies had an opportunity to score a third run in the sixth, but Cespedes nailed DJ LeMahieu at home plate. It was a typically strong throw from Cespedes, and it was a great tag by Travis d’Arnaud. The lesson as always is you do not run on the tandem of Cespedes and TdA.  

In addition to this throw, Cespedes was great at the plate once again going 4-6 with a run, double, and an RBI. 

Two of Cespedes’ hits came in a six run third inning where the Mets knocked Rockies starter Jon Gray out of the game, and they blew the game open. 

Cespedes got the inning started with a double. Both he and Jay Bruce would score on a T.J. Rivera RBI double. Rivera would come around to score on a Jose Reyes single. 

The Mets would keep the rallying going loading the bases with no outs. After a deGrom strikeout, Mets All Star Michael Conforto knocked in a run with an RBI groundout. An Asdrubal Cabrera RBI single later, and the Mets were up 8-2. 

From there, the Mets used a pair of homers to tack on runs:

Rockies reliever Scott Oberg loaded the bases in the eighth, and he walked Cabrera to bring home the 13th run. Cespedes followed with an RBI infield single to cap off the Mets scoring on the night. 

It was a complete offensive onslaught where every batter in the Mets lineup reached base at least two times. That includes deGrom, who is a good hitter in his own right:

This is the type of onslaught where you can at least dream of the Mets making a run. Certainly, there’s an opportunity ahead of the trade deadline. There’s an opportunity when the Mets playing up to their abilities like they did in tonight’s 14-2 victory. 

Game Notes: This was deGrom’s seventh double digit strikeout game and 17th of his career. Nolan Arenado seemed to injure his hip running through the bag at first base, but initially stayed in the hand. Later, he was pulled. It was unknown if an issue flared or if it was due to the blowout. Josh Edgin pitched a scoreless ninth. 

5 thoughts on “deGrom And Cespedes Provide Shades Of 2015”

  1. McKinsey Inc. says:

    Let us all hold hands and pray that these Mets score 7 runs in the next two games and bullpen has an ERA under 5.00….. let us start with extreme modesty…

    1. metsdaddy says:

      It can happen

  2. McKinsey Inc. says:

    You are right, it did!

  3. McKinsey Inc. says:

    Now, if they lay down another Sunday, if they do not go out and play as it is a wildcard game later today and give everything for the sweep then they really do not get it nor will TC ever get it.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      If that happens, it is completely and utterly inexcusable.

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