MLB: New York Mets at Seattle Mariners

Game Recap: Mets 3 – Mariners 1

Result: The Mets ended their three-game skid, defeating the Mariners, 3-1, in the second of a three-game series in Seattle.


Need to Know: Looking to make his fifth quality start in six outings, Jacob deGrom was stellar on the mound for the Mets. The rookie right-hander allowed one run and struck out seven over seven innings to pick up his fourth win of the season. Travis d’Arnaud and Ruben Tejada put the Mets on the board in the second inning with a pair of RBIs. Dustin Ackley tallied an RBI double in the fifth, the only blemish on deGrom’s stat line Tuesday night, but Lucas Duda’s solo home run in the eighth gave the Mets an insurance run. Jenrry Mejia came on in the ninth and converted his 12th save this campaign. Duda’s two-hit night led the way offensively for New York.


Game Ball: deGrom, who was outstanding to help end the Mets’ three-game losing streak.


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What’s Next: The Mets and Mariners meet again Wednesday afternoon at 3:40 p.m. Bartolo Colon (8-8, 4.12 ERA) gets the call for New York opposite Seattle’s Taijuan Walker (1-1, 3.60 ERA).




15 comments
Michael Leiman
Michael Leiman

I think deGrom is a legitimate rookie of the year candidate. Are there any rookies having a better season?

Joe Paulson
Joe Paulson

A quirky play turned the first series and now if the Mets win today, they will be .500 against tough pitching on this trip and having two pitchers either coming off or on their second game (toss in the break) from an injury. That will do. Move on and keep on fighting to get to .500.

Nick Congello
Nick Congello

Duda must be top 10 in the league in solo homeruns

ctjoe
ctjoe

It's great to watch positive guys take the ball. deGrom, Harvey, Gee etc.  Contrast that to the ever whiny, woe is me, I cant EVER get a BIG out, I am tired, its a long season, Met fans suck, my heart beats too fast, my shoulder feels weak, Jon Niese.

Richard Alicea
Richard Alicea

This kid is good...the starting pitching and bull pen are very good and are only going to get better with experience...unless we get some genuine bats the pitching will be all for not. 

Scrubs
Scrubs

Right now, I'd rather have DeGrom start for me than Wheeler. That said, I wouldn't trade either.  And, BTW, I don't see a post on the poss Giants interest in Colon. Story broke yesterday eve: www.nj.com/mets/index.ssf/2014/07/mlb_trade_rumors_san_francisco_giants_may_have_interest_in_mets_pitcher_bartolo_colon.html

Wilpons have NO appettite for $11Mil buffet.

Mark Phelan
Mark Phelan

How can you give DeGrom the game ball?  He didn't get any hits!  Mama Mia, that's right....designated hitter last night.  I'm surprised TC didn't have DeG as the designated hitter.  


This guy is great!  Please....Please don't break my heart!

rodd
rodd

DUDA NOW  HITTING 262

ac0814
ac0814

deGrom is legit.

cleonsvan
cleonsvan

@Scrubs  In two years, Wheeler will be as good as Harvey. Just wait and see. He will be a top 5 pitcher in baseball.

Sean Matrai
Sean Matrai

@Scrubs Keep in mind in Wheeler's last 4 starts he has a era in the mid 1's, so he is definitely a guy to watch.



birtelcom
birtelcom

Lucas Duda's homer was the second by a Met in Seattle.  Seattle and Kansas City had been tied as the opponents against whom the Mets had the fewest homers on the road.  Now Kansas City holds that distinction by itself -- the Mets still have only one homer in Kansas City (Mike Piazza off Zack Greinke ten years ago, in the fifth game of Greinke's career).  In Seattle, the Mets now have two homers, the same number they have in Oakland.    

mrgee
mrgee

@cleonsvan @Scrubs  Future looking bright...but one of these guys might have to go in order to secure a top-talent bat...