Mets End Tough Weekend with Win Behind deGrom’s Arm, Bat
While the New York Mets dropped 3 of 4 against the division leading Washington Nationals this weekend, they did end it with a 5-1 Father's Day win behind a dazzling Jacob deGrom who shut down the Nats' on the mound, and mixed in a home run at the plate.
For the second straight start, deGrom dominated - to the tune of 8-innings, 3 hits, no earned and 6 strikeouts. He's allowed just one earned run in his last two outings while twirling a combined 17-innings in those starts and winning both.
deGrom's third-inning homer put the Mets on the board tied the game 1-1. Michael Conforto pitched in two-hits and two RBIs, Luca Duda added two-hits and T.J. Rivera went 4-for-4.
New York (31-37) head to Los Angeles have dropped to 10.5 games behind Washington in the NL East. They'll open a series with Dodgers Monday night.
The Nationals (42-27) play a Monday matinee in Miami.