Posted by Craig Mitchell at 4:09 PM
Jacob deGrom went 6 1/3 scoreless as the Mets win their home opener against the Phillies Monday afternoon at Citi field by the score of 2-0. It was deGrom vs former Met Aaron Harang and the offense for both teams took a back seat to the hurlers on the day. The Mets managed the first run of the game in the bottom of the 4th inning, when after Daniel Murphy doubled and moved to third; Juan Lagares hit a sharp bouncer off Harang for an infield hit that turned him around and allowed Murphy to score. In the bottom of the 8th Travis d’Arnaud made it 2-0 with a sac fly. deGrom improves to 1-1 on the season going the 6 1/3 allowing 7 hits 1 walk and striking out 3. Carlos Torres came on in the 7th with 1 out and 2 on. He retired Cesar Hernandez on a fielder’s choice and then struck out Ben Revere looking to retire the side. The Mets only managed 6 hits on the day. Michael Cuddyer had 2 hits, David Wright, Lagares, Murphy and Wilmer Flores also hit safely. Harang went 6 allowing 4 hits the 1 run while walking 1 and striking out 4. He gets the loss falling to 1-1. Jeurrys Familia pitched the 9th for his 2nd save on the year. The Mets are now 4-3 on the year (1-0) at home. Tuesday night it’s game 2 of the series. Matt Harvey (1-0 0.00) makes is first Citi Field start since August of 2013 for the Mets, David Buchanan (0-1 18.00) goes for the Phils.