NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom struck out 10 in six dominant innings and Edwin Díaz earned his two hundredth profession save, serving to the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 on Saturday night time.
Pete Alonso hit an early RBI single because the NL East leaders improved to 31-9 following a loss and 10-4 within the season sequence with Philadelphia. Alonso leads the NL with 97 RBIs.
Díaz issued two walks within the ninth, and Philadelphia had runners on second and third when Nick Castellanos struck out swinging for the ultimate out. It was Diaz’s twenty seventh save of the season.
The All-Star nearer turned the sixth lively pitcher to achieve 200 saves.
“It is superior,” deGrom mentioned. “He is completed an excellent job and also you’re snug any time he is within the sport.”
The Mets posted their MLB-best fifteenth shutout. It was their first 1-0 win over Philadelphia since RA Dickey tossed a one-hitter precisely 12 years in the past at Citi Area.
“The star of the present was our pitching employees,” Alonso mentioned.
DeGrom (2-0) allowed two hits and walked none in his third begin after spending the primary a part of the season on the injured checklist. He has yielded six hits, struck out 28 and issued one stroll in 16 2/3 innings to date this yr.
“You do not actually know what to anticipate coming again, however final trip I used to be in a position to have a look at a few issues the place I felt I used to be getting off mechanically and attempt to make these changes whereas I used to be going by means of a reasonably sluggish strategy of coming again,” deGrom mentioned. “That appears to have paid off somewhat bit.”
The 2-time NL Cy Younger Award winner opened the sport by placing out Bryson Stott trying on a 101.1 mph fastball after which allowed a tender single to Rhys Hoskins. After Alec Bohm grounded right into a drive play, deGrom fanned JT Realmuto on three straight sliders.
“Nothing’s totally different from the final time that I confronted him,” Hoskins mentioned.
It was deGrom’s second double-digit strikeout sport since returning and his fifty fifth within the common season general. He improved to 9-1 in 20 profession begins in opposition to the Phillies.
“He is doing nice,” Díaz mentioned. “He can do all the things he needs with the hitters.”
Philadelphia wasted a terrific efficiency by Aaron Nola (8-9), who allowed 4 hits in eight innings. The correct-hander struck out eight and walked one, however he dropped to 0-3 in 4 begins in opposition to New York this yr.
Nola turned the primary Philadelphia pitcher to toss an entire sport in opposition to the Mets in New York since Kyle Kendrick in 2013.
The Phillies completed with three hits.
New York jumped in entrance within the first. Starling Marte singled, stole second and took third on a throwing error by Realmuto earlier than scoring on Alonso’s tender single to proper.
After Alonso’s hit, Luis Guillorme and Jeff McNeil had consecutive one-out singles within the second. Nola retired 17 in a row earlier than McNeil began the eighth with a stroll.
“Going through deGrom, you already know it is going to be low (scoring),” Nola mentioned. “So it is simply going to be a battle all night time. And it was.”
Phillies: OF Kyle Schwarber (strained proper calf) took batting follow on the sector and ran within the outfield earlier than hitting for Matt Vierling within the eighth. Schwarber was pulled within the fifth inning of Thursday’s 3-0 loss to Miami and sat out Friday.
Mets: 3B Eduardo Escobar (left aspect tightness) was held out of the lineup and an MRI got here again clear. … INF/OF Jeff McNeil was within the lineup after getting two stitches for a lacerated proper thumb. McNeil exited Friday’s sport within the second with the damage. … RHP Tommy Hunter (low again tightness) started a rehab project with Double-A Binghamton.
Philadelphia right-hander Zack Wheeler (11-5, 2.63 ERA) opposes New York right-hander (9-7, 3.39 ERA) on Sunday. Wheeler is 4-2 with a 2.48 ERA in 10 profession begins in opposition to the Mets. He broke into the majors with New York in 2013 and went 44-38 with a 3.77 ERA in 126 begins with the Mets.
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