Jacob deGrom continued to dominate the major league hitters, scoring 11 runs in seven innings as the New York Mets defeated the high-powered San Diego Padres 4–0.
SAN DIEGO — Jacob deGrom continued to dominate the major league hitters, scoring 11 runs in seven innings as the New York Mets beat the high-powered San Diego Padres 4-0 on Saturday night.
Francisco Lindor supported DeGrom (5-2)’s latest scintillating performance. The Mets ended San Diego’s team-record 12-game home winning streak that began a month earlier on May 5.
Throughout the charge, DeGrom allowed only three hits and one went. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner has conceded only four runs in 58 innings and has a 0.62 ERA.
In all nine of his starts this season, DeGrom has not allowed more than one earned run. It was the 50th time in his career that he scored 10 or more runs in a game.
The Padres had a prime opportunity for a big innings against deGrom in the fourth but could not capitalize on it. A single, walk, and an error by Lindor at shortstop loaded the base with an out, but DeGrom bent and dismissed Will Myers and Tucupita Marcano to escape and keep the game without score.
DeGrom’s only downfall this evening: he reduced his batting average to a steady .391 with 0 for 3 at the plate.
After the Padres won the first two of a four-game series that matched two of the NL’s best teams, the Mets bounced back to fifth-place deGrom and single homers by Lindor and Jose Peraza to Joe Musgrove (4-5).
Musgrove, who threw the first no-hitter of the season and conceded only one run in his last three innings, scored 10 runs in more than five innings. He conceded three runs off eight hits as his ERA reached 2.33.
With the Mets up 2–0, Kevin Pilar and Tomas Nido started in sixth place, chasing Musgrove in favor of reliever Tim Hill. Jonathan Willer scored a run before Hill was out of the innings.
New York added a run in the ninth when Lindor hit a double and was scored on a single by Pilar.
San Diego’s Juriksson Proffer was dismissed in the eighth inning after slamming his bat to the ground after the third strike. This was Prof.’s first career ejection in his eight years in the major.
Mets: According to manager Luis Rojas, RF Michael Conforto (hamstring strain) is with the team hitting. There is no fixed time frame for their return.
Padres: Trent Grisham (left heel injury) went through a series of pregame running exercises on June 5 and is headed to a short rehab stint early next week, manager Jayce Tingler said. … c Austin Nola (sprained left knee) has resumed baseball activity, and is expected to increase his workload over the next week. Tingler noted that NOLA will need to be in rehab before a possible return in late June or early July. It has been a stop-and-start season for Nola, who missed the first four weeks due to a fracture in a finger on his left hand.
Mets: RHP Marcus Strowman (4-4, 2.66) takes to the hill in the series finale.
Padres: RHP Chris Paddack (2-4, 4.24) drops in early Sunday afternoon.
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