Posted by Craig Mitchell at 4:51 PM
Sunday afternoon at Citi Field, new arrival Juan Uribe singled off the left-center-field wall with 1 out in the bottom of the 10th inning scoring Curtis Granderson with the game winner, the Mets beat the Dodgers in 10 innings 3-2. The game was just as advertised, a stellar pitching duel between the top two ERA leaders in the National league. The Mets force a split of this 4 game set. deGrom out pitched Greinke and personally snapped his historic streak. In the 3rd Kirk Nieuwenhuis was hit by a pitch and went to third on a single to center by Kevin Plawecki. Joc Pederson bobbled the ball and allowed Nieuwenhuis to advance to third. deGrom then grounded to second and allowed Nieuwenhuis to score and break the streak. In the 6th the Mets loaded the bases with 2 outs and rookie Michael Conforto was plunked by a Greinke offering bringing home Daniel Murphy with the Mets 2nd run. deGrom was lights-out once again going 7 2/3 scoreless innings allowing just 2 hits, walking 2 while striking out 8. Jeurys Familia came on in the 8th and attempted a 4 out save. But in the he ninth Familia blew his 2nd consecutive save allowing back to back to back doubles by Adrian Gonzalez, Justin Turner and Yasmany Grandal to tie the game at 2 and force the extra frames. Jenrry Mejia pitched out of a jam in the top of the 10th which led to the game winner in the bottom of the 10th. Granderson doubled. A sac attempt by Ruben Tejada failed. Then Daniel Murphy was intentionally walked and Kenley Janson was brought in to face Uribe. On a 0-2 count, Uribe hit a Janson offering off the wall in left-center to complete the walk off win. Mejia gets the win he’s now 1-0. deGrom gets a no-decision as his ERA falls to 2.05. Greinke’s scoreless inning streak ends at 45 2/3 innings pitched. He was still impressive going 7 innings allowing 4 hits 2 runs (earned) walking 3 and striking out 3. Juan Nicasio takes the loss falling to 1-3. With the win the Mets are now 51-48 overall and 34-16 at Citi Field. The Nationals lost the Pirates. The Mets gain a game and climb to 2 games out of first in the NL east. Monday is an off day for the Mets. Tuesday, the Padres come to town. Noah Syndergaard (4-5 2.91) goes for the Mets, James Shield (8-3 3.77) goes for the Friars.