The Mets hit the road on the west coast with a bang getting off to a 2 run lead in the top of the first. The red hot Ruben Tejada hit a ground rule double. Murphy wasted no time singling him home for a 1-0 lead. Murph then scored when Will Middlebrooks threw away a Darrell Ceciliani grounder and it was 2-0. In the 4th the Mets scored 4 more times. Murph homered scoring himself and Tejada for a 4-0 lead. Juan Lagares and Ceciliani followed with RBI singles (for Ceciliani is first ML RBI) for a 6-0 Met lead. deGrom was perfect through 5. Clint Barmes led off the 6th with a single breaking the spell, but deGrom was still brilliant going 8 innings yielding just 2 hits striking out 8. The Mets scored run 7 in the top of the 7th Murphy doubled, his 4th hit on the game and Flores singled him home.
Juan Lagares and Flores had 2 hits each, Tejada went 3 for 5 as he and Murphy paced a 13 hit Met attack.
deGrom gets the win he’s now 6-4 as he and Sean Gilmartin combine on the 2 hit shutout. Andrew Cashner who struck out 12 (The Padres tallied 16) in 4 2/3 took the loss he’s 2-8.
With the win the Mets improve to 29-23 on the year and are now 8-15 on the road. The Nats game was rained out so the Mets climb into a tie for first in the NL East with the victory. They take the 1st game of this three game set. Tuesday night it’s game 2. Noah Syndergaard (2-2 1.85) goes for the Mets, Ian Kennedy (2-5 7.15) goes for Friars.