PHILADELPHIA – Jacob deGrom’s offer for a Sai Young award with three peats received a double blow on Wednesday night.
First, the Mets’ ace – with some shaky defense as the culprit – allowed three wins on the Phillies in two innings. Then he left the game with a proper spasm of the hamstring.
Through him, all the Mets came together, overcoming an early deficit of four wins to catch three games with a 5-4 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, helping their slim chances after the season.
DeGrom said it was the first time he felt the hamstring “catch” last Friday as he warmed up in the bull for his start against the Blue Jays, but the problem disappeared. He returned during the first inning on Wednesday, urging deGrom to alert the team̵
Although deGrom hopes to get a chance to return and reappear before its next scheduled start on Monday, manager Luis Rojas will not commit to anything. DeGrom has two scheduled launches.
“I’m not too worried that this will be a long-term thing, I think we probably stopped at the right time,” said deGrom. “Running around, playing catch, looks good. Then, when I got to the full intensity of the game, that’s when I felt it. We hope this is something we can cure and get back to there as soon as possible. “
For two innings, deGrom allowed three won tracks with four hits with one hit and one walk. He started the night as the leader of the NL with a 1.69 ERA, but that number had jumped to 2.09 with his departure. Beneficiaries include Trevor Bauer of the Reds, who took the lead for the NL with an 1.71 ERA. Yu Darvish on the dice is behind him at 1.86. DeGrom is trying to join Greg Maddox and Randy Johnson as the only pitcher to win three consecutive Sai Young awards.
“I still felt like I had to be able to make pitches, but I didn’t,” deGrom said. “I do not think [the hamstring] is some excuse for that. I didn’t throw the ball like I should in some situations. The goal is to prepare every time I am told I can play again. ”
Andres Jimenez knocked in the move with a single in the ninth after Robinson Kano was the single leading the inning and runner Amed Rosario was blocked in second place by Hector Neris.
JD Davis had a breakthrough game for the Mets, going 3 for 4 with three RBIs. Davis broke a double RBI double in the eighth, which tied 4-4 against Adam Morgan and ensured a lack of decision for deGrom.
“We just knew we had to deal with the team, especially the fall of Jake,” Davis said.
Michael Wacha gave Metz a chance to return, allowing only one run with five hits for four assists after deGrom’s elimination. Justin Wilson, Miguel Castro and Edwin Diaz combined three unsuccessful innings to complete it.
Andrew Knapp’s shot from Dominic Smith’s glove for a double RBI caused Phyllis’ big inning against deGrom. During the inning, RBI’s Andrew McCutchen fielder’s choice brought a final game as Wilson Ramos released Jimenez’s throw, trying to apply a quick label to Scott Kingery on the plate. The victim fly of Adam Haysley gave Phyllis a 2-0 lead.
Zack Wheeler, in his second appearance against his former team in 1 ½ weeks, allowed three wins with seven hits over 7 ¹ / ₃ innings in the decision without a decision. His right arm tilted for the first time since he tore his fingernail last week as he put on his pants, causing him to miss the start.
Davis hit a double homer in the sixth that drew the Mets within 4-3. The Mets ‘first run came on Robinson Cano’s RBI, following Davis’ double in the fourth.
“What we did tonight, we need to build on,” Rojas said. “And some of the things that still happened tonight have to be minimized more and more. We made a mistake early … we also had a mistake starting later in the night, but we had these two things and it turned out W.”