Mets Lose to Braves Despite Jacob deGrom’s Two-Way Excellence

Billy Hamilton singled house the go-ahead run within the 14th inning for his first hit as a Courageous, and Atlanta beat the host Mets, 2-1, on Friday evening for its 6th immediately win in spite of but every other sensational recreation by means of Jacob deGrom.

The Mets tied a big league file by means of putting out 26 batters — together with 13 by means of deGrom — however had their five-game profitable streak finish.

At 21, the Braves’ Ronald Acuna Jr. was the second-youngest participant with a 30-homer, 30-steal season. Most effective Mike Trout did it quicker than Acuna.

A rapid baserunning specialist, Hamilton used to be claimed by means of Atlanta off waivers from Kansas Town ultimate week to be a late-game contributor for the Braves — even supposing no longer along with his bat. Hamilton entered as a pinch-runner within the 10th and stole a base however used to be left stranded.

4 innings later, his grounder off Jeurys Familia (Four-2) used to be simply out of succeed in for a diving Joe Panik at moment base, permitting Tyler Flora to attain from 3rd. The hit got here in Hamilton’s fourth plate look since converting groups, and he added his moment thieve of the sport a couple of pitches later.

DeGrom homered and struck out 8 immediately batters all over one dominant stretch, pitching seven innings of one-run ball. He completed a punchout shy of his occupation prime — he struck out 14 and likewise homered to overcome Miami on April Three.

DeGrom was the primary pitcher since a minimum of 1900 to strike out 13 and homer in a recreation two times in the similar season, in keeping with the Elias Sports activities Bureau.

DeGrom, the reigning Cy Younger Award winner within the Nationwide League, were given a no-decision anyway, the 18th time in his occupation he has pitched one-run ball or higher over seven innings and no longer gotten a victory. The Mets at the moment are simply 7-Five this 12 months when deGrom permits one or fewer earned runs.

The Braves tied a big league file for strikeouts — a number of groups had fanned 26 occasions, however by no means Atlanta hitters or Mets pitchers. The Mets’ earlier prime as a group of workers used to be 24, completed on June 2, 2018, in opposition to the Cubs all over a 14-inning recreation — deGrom additionally struck out 13 in that one.

The Braves have gained 9 of 12 and pulled six video games forward of Washington within the N.L. East. The Mets remained two video games at the back of the Cubs for the second one N.L. wild card spot after Chicago misplaced to the Nationals, Nine-Three.

Atlanta has gained 9 of 12 in opposition to the Mets this season.

DeGrom’s 8 immediately strikeouts marked the most productive such streak within the majors this 12 months and tied his occupation prime.

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