June 7th 2015 -- Mets 6, Dbacks 3

The Mets hit 4 homers and Jacob deGrom continued his dominant ways, the Mets win the getaway game against the Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon 6-3.  

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.


Jacob Falk said...

Lagares heating up... beautiful. He's a great hitter when going right

Michael S. said...

Matz should be up soon and having Harvey, deGrom, Syndergaard, and Matz not only gives us a young rotation to be envied by about every team, it gives the team the chance to win every single time out there.

2015 = 1985

I hope this group can stay and grow together and not throw away their window the way the 80s Mets did.

Anonymous said...

We hear that a lot, that this team is similar to 1984-85 Mets.

However, Greg Prince of Fair & Fear In Flushing made a much better comparison.

The Mets of the early '70s.

Amazing pitching and not much else.

The advantage is the expanded playoffs structure.

James Preller

Anonymous said...

Last one for this morning, and I'd particularly like to read Mack's thoughts.

There's a lot of talk about the dream rotation of the future: Harvey, DeGrom, Wheeler, Syndergaard, and Matz.

Wow, wow, wow.

But does it even make sense? If the position players are collectively below average? Can't great teams do well with 3 great starters, and 2 pretty good guys? Isn't there an argument that holding on to all 5 of these studs could come at a tremendous cost to the OVERALL quality of the ballclub?

I'd flip Syndergaard today if the right deal came along. My point is that the "5 studs" fantasy could be wrong-minded. Because where are the other players going to come from? How are the Mets going to upgrade their everyday position players (assuming the budget remains relatively stable)?

Somebody's got to go.

Oh, and btw: I'd be working very hard right now on locking up Jake deGrom to a Niese-type contract. Go 5/$40 or something and see if he'll bite. We all know that this ownership will never have to will to keep their brightest star and most popular player, Matt Harvey.

Also: Seems like they went cheap on Lucas Duda @ 3/$30. How far apart were they, I wonder. It would be interesting to know.

James Preller

Michael S. said...

The hitting is in the way

Duda us here
d'Arnaud is too and will return soon
Herrera will be up again
Conforto, Cecchini, and Nimmo will all be ready sometime next year.
After that we have Rosario and possibly Becerra.
And, we have pieces to trade: Whatever we get for Gee, possibly Colon, Plawecki, Montero, Smith, and others.

The stew isn't ready yet but it's getting there.

Mack's Mets © 2012