Jacob deGrom was fantastic, but the Mets (19-21) couldn’t muster any offense and were shut out by the Yankees (21-19) by the score of 1-0 Thursday night >> Read the full recap and box score at SNY.tv.
Need to Know: DeGrom got the start in his major league debut and was spectacular. In seven innings of work, deGrom allowed one run on four hits, walked two and struck out six.
The game remained scoreless until the top of the seventh, when the Mets failed to complete what looked like an inning-ending double play ball off the bat of Brian McCann. The next batter, Alfonso Soriano, lined an RBI double to left-center to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.
With Mets pitchers in an 0-for-64 streak at the plate, Jacob deGrom delivered a single in his first major league at-bat to break the streak.
The Mets managed just three hits on the night, two of which came in the third inning.
Jenrry Mejia made his second relief appearance since moving to the bullpen, tossing a scoreless inning in the ninth.
Juan Lagares did not start for the second straight game, and the third time in the last four games. Lagares entered as a pinch runner in the eighth and stayed in for defense.
What’s Next: The Mets open a three-game set in Washington on Friday at 7:05 p.m. Jon Niese (2-2, 2.17 ERA) starts for the Mets, opposed by Tanner Roark (2-1, 3.65 ERA) for the Nationals.