The New York Mets had a pivotal Game 1 of a double header on Monday afternoon at home between them and the Miami Marlins. Entering the game, New York was one game under .500 and they were also three games back of the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies for the second wild card spot in the National League.
Jacob deGrom pitched another strong game for the Mets as he pitched seven innings and gave up five hits and two runs. He also walked one batter and struck out eight, in a 6-2 win over Miami in Game 1 of the double header.
Jacob deGrom (7-7) was the winning pitcher in this game. He was one of the reasons why the New York Mets are back in playoff contention.
Jeff McNeil hit a lead off homer in this game off of Robert Duggar. Duggar made his MLB debut at 24 years old.
He wasn’t terrible for his first career start. Manager Don Mattingly had him out there longer than he wanted to simply for the fact they needed to save some arms in the bullpen for the second game.
Robert Duggar (0-1) was the losing pitcher in this game for the Marlins. He pitched five innings and gave up six hits and six runs. Duggar walked four batters and struck out three.
Miami tied the game at one in the second-inning on an RBI double by Starlin Castro.
Amed Rosario hit a solo home run in the third-inning off of Robert Duggar for New York.
Jacob deGrom had a two-run single in the fourth-inning for the New York Mets.
New York scored two more runs in the fifth-inning on a Pete Alonso RBI single and a J.D. Davis sacrifice fly.
Isan Diaz hit his first major league home run in the sixth-inning for the Miami Marlins off of Jacob deGrom. This is also Diaz’s first career major league game. He is 23 years old.
Isan Diaz was one of the major prospects that was acquired in the Christian Yelich trade.
Edwin Diaz faced some trouble in the ninth-inning for New York, but he struck out Jorge Alfaro to end the game with runners on first and second base. Had Alfaro reached base, Manager Mickey Callaway was going to put Seth Lugo in the game to close.
At the moment, the Mets are only 2.5 games back of the second wild card spot. Some of the key games on the schedule for tonight is the Milwaukee Brewers vs the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Philadelphia Phillies vs the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Washington Nationals vs the San Francisco Giants, the St. Louis Cardinals vs the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Oakland Athletics vs the Chicago Cubs.
The second game of the double header between the Miami Marlins and the New York Mets is currently going on right now. The starting pitchers in this game are Sandy Alcantara (4-10. 4.54) for Miami and Walker Lockett (1-1, 7.82 ERA) for New York.