This evening, the New York Mets hosted their rival Washington Nationals for the first of three games. Jacob deGrom got the start for New York, while Erick Fedde got the nod for Washington. It was safe to say deGrom was the pitcher. His amazing performance led to a 6-0 New York victory. Below, I will recap important parts of the game.
Mets Jacob deGrom Has Career Night
Coming into the night, Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom was off to an amazing start. Tonight, he took it a step further. Typically, the Mets offense does not score many runs when deGrom pitches. For deGrom himself tonight, he was brilliant. He had a career-high 15 strikeouts and didn’t allow one run. In fact, he retired the last 19 Washington batters in a complete game.
His final line is as follows:
9 IP, CG
As crazy as it sounds, the Mets ace didn’t just contribute on the mound tonight. He also drove in a run. In the fifth inning, deGrom doubled to drive in J.D. Davis for the Mets’ first run. He ended up with two hits on the night, finishing two for four. His batting average on the young season stands at .545. An impressive number in general, let alone when you consider the fact that he is the best pitcher in the sport.
Mets Offense Erupts for Six Runs in Four Innings
The Nationals are known to have a great starting rotation, similar to that of the Mets, even. However, they had a back-end starter in Fedde start tonight, and the Mets took advantage. Although the Mets bats went scoreless for the first four innings, they scored three runs in the game’s fifth frame. The runs came off Jacob deGrom’s double and a two-run single by Brandon Nimmo.
Nimmo has been extremely impressive so far this season. After five, the Mets would lead 3-0.
In the seventh inning, Dominic Smith drove in Brandon Nimmo with an RBI single of his own. This would give the Metropolitans a 4-0 lead.
The following inning, New York would add two more runs on a homer by Brandon Nimmo. The Mets would then hold a 6-0 lead. This would go on to be the final score.
Since the Mets-Nationals opening series was rescheduled due to the coronavirus outbreak in Washington’s organization, the was the first game between the two teams this year. The teams will play against each other once again tomorrow afternoon. The game will begin at 4:00 P.M. Eastern Time.