For the 3rd time in this series the Mets got off to a quick start. Curtis Granderson led off the game with a solo homer off Josh Collmenter for a 1-0 lead, for Granderson his 1st of 2 homers on the day, his 8th on the year and 31st career lead off dinger.
In the bottom of the 1st Eric Campbell threw away an easy double play ball to spark a 2 run rally by the Dbacks as they took a 2-1 lead after 1. In the second, Campbell redeemed himself stroking a 2 run homer off Collmenter, his 2nd of the year for a 3-2 Met lead. Granderson hit his 2nd homer of the day and 9th on the year in the 5th and it was 4-2. In the 6th Wilmer Flores hit his 9th homer of the year for a 5-2 lead. In the bottom of the 6th deGrom had 1st and 3rd and 2 outs when Chris Owings surprised everyone with a bunt that went as a base hit scoring Paul Goldschmidt from 3rd and it was 5-3. Darrell Ceciliani’s pinch single brought home Campbell in the top of the 9th for some insurance.
deGrom gets the win improving to 7-4 going 7 innings allowing just 5 hits, 3 runs (2 earned) walking 3 and striking out 10. Hansel Robles pitched the 8th; Jeurys Familia pitched the 9th for his 17th save.
The Mets managed 11 hits on the day. Juan Lagares went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles. Eric Campbell is heating up with the homer, single and 2 stolen bases. Michael Cuddyer singled to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. Ruben Tejada had his streak snapped at 9. With the win the Mets improve to 31-27 and are 10-19 on the road.
The Nationals lost on Sunday so the Mets leap over them and now lead the NL east by ½ game. Monday, the Mets fly home. Tuesday they start a 3 games set with the defending World Series Champion Giants. Noah Syndergaard (2-3 3.77) goes for the Mets, Chris Heston (5-4 4.29) goes for San Francisco.