Mets Finally Give deGrom Run Support

While we all expect Jacob deGrom to receive little to no run support in his starts, this was the Marlins. When push comes to shove, you’d expect the Mets to give deGrom the run support he needed to get the win.

When opposing pitcher Sandy Alcantara doubled home a run in the third, you figured it would be the only run the Marlins got off deGrom. You’d be right too as deGrom allowed just one run over seven innings off five hits and one walk with eight strikeouts.

The Mets finally broke through in the fourth when Michael Conforto singled home Robinson Cano. Still, entering the sixth, it was tied at one, and aside from that fourth inning, the Mets did little against Alcantara.

Then, Pete Alonso and Conforto would make sure deGrom would get his win:

With respect to Conforto, the Marlins cannot get him out. After his going 3-for-3 yesterday with a HBP, walk, and homer yesterday, he was 2-for-3 with a walk and a homer tonight. Perhaps, he should be hitting higher than fifth, especially when you consider he’s probably the best hitter on the team.

Even with the two homers, Don Mattingly didn’t pull Alcantara. The Mets and deGrom would make him pay. After a Brandon Nimmo two our walk, Tomas Nido and deGrom hit back-to-back singles giving the Mets a 4-1 lead.

In the eighth, Mickey Callaway had some fun. He double switched Seth Lugo into the game putting him in a position to go two innings. He’d line up his defense as well with Dominic Smith, Todd Frazier, and Juan Lagares coming into the game. With the way Lugo pitched, it proved to be a superfluous move.

Even with the flexibility to go two innings with Lugo, with the Mets not adding an insurance run in the eighth, Callaway gave the ball to Edwin Diaz in the ninth.

Diaz got the first two outs quickly, but after Diaz issued a walk to Jorge Alfaro, Harold Ramirez hit an infield single bringing Jon Berti up as the tying run. He’d line out to Conforto to end the game, and suddenly, the Mets are in position to not just go for the sweep tomorrow but also get back to .500.

Game Notes: Before the game, Justin Wilson was put on the IL with elbow soreness, and Eric Hanhold was called up to take his spot in the bullpen. This is Wilson’s second IL stint due to his elbow.

4 thoughts on “Mets Finally Give deGrom Run Support”

  1. oldbackstop says:

    Glad you think Conforto is the best hitter, although he seems to be being helped by the guy you think is the worst coach,

    MMO today:

    “”According to Conforto, he didn’t feel like he was falling into a bad way, but him and hitting coach Chili Davis worked on cleaning up his mechanics slightly, and it has made a difference. “I really didn’t feel like I was swinging it all that bad the last couple of weeks,” Conforto said. “But [hitting coach] Chili [Davis] and I have been working on some things … just to allow my hands to stay on my natural path. ”

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Good for Conforto for giving credit to Chili. Still doesn’t change the fact Conforto was this hitter before Davis arrived or how Davis is a bad hitting coach.

  2. oldbackstop says:

    You ignore all facts counter to your biases. It’s an unhealthy pattern.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      This is a comment section to a Mets blog, not open mic night where amateurs get to say something crazy and get booed off stage.

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