Jacob deGrom pitched 3 best innings prior to exiting with right shoulder discomfort, however the Mets bullpen ended up the task as New york city earned a 6-3 victory over the going to Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.
7 New York pitchers combined on a three-hitter, and the Mets will aim to finish a four-game series sweep on Thursday.
The Mets improved to 14-2 in their previous 16 house video games, but the current success was clouded by deGrom leaving early due to injury for his 2nd straight start.
deGrom got eight strikeouts while retiring all nine players he dealt with on 51 pitches. In the 3rd inning, he appeared to grimace while throwing a pitch to Eric Sogard. When the Mets batted in the bottom half of the third, Sean Reid-Foley started warming up.
When Reid-Foley (2-0) changed deGrom to begin the fourth inning, the Mets held a 3-0 lead.
In the third inning, he appeared to grimace while tossing a pitch to Eric Sogard. When the Mets batted in the bottom half of the third, Sean Reid-Foley began warming up.
Chicagos Robert Stock (0-1) made his first career start after 52 relief looks with the San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox in the previous 3 seasons. He allowed 5 runs on four hits in four innings.
Pillar homered with one out in the 5th to make it 6-1.
Rafael Ortega hit a two-run homer in the ninth for the Cubs, who set out 16 times.
Chicagos Robert Stock (0-1) made his very first career start after 52 relief looks with the San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox in the previous three seasons. He allowed 5 operate on 4 hits in 4 innings. Stock released 6 strolls to go along with 3 strikeouts.
After Reid-Foley worked two innings, Mets reducers Aaron Loup, Miguel Castro and Trevor May each tossed a scoreless inning. In the ninth, Drew Smith enabled Ortegas homer and a base hit to Sergio Alcantara prior to Edwin Diaz went into.
On Friday against the San Diego Padres, deGrom was lifted due to ideal flexor tendinitis, and an MRI on that injury came back clean.
New Yorks Kevin Pillar, who also hit a solo homer in the 5th, opened the scoring with an RBI double in the 2nd. deGrom followed with a run-scoring single, providing him six RBIs on the season.
Dominic Smith homered in the 3rd to put the Mets up 3-0.
After Anthony Rizzo socked a solo homer off Reid-Foley in the top of the 4th, the Mets scored two times in the bottom of the inning. Francisco Lindor drew a bases-loaded walk, and Smith produced an RBI groundout.
Diaz retired pinch hitter Willson Contreras on a sinking liner to center fielder Mason Williams for his 14th conserve in 15 chances.
— Field Level Media