… Sixteen pitchers have started a video game for the Mets this year, the majority of in the majors.
Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (forearm tightness) threw off a mound and felt good, according to Rojas. … RHP Carlos Carrasco might lastly be ready to join the Mets after a strong rehabilitation start Sunday for Triple-A Syracuse. Mets: Begin a five-game house series against Atlanta with a doubleheader Monday. The third-place Braves are 5 video games behind the Mets.
New York City (AP)– Rich Hill offered the New York Mets the dependable start they were looking for. Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil took care of the rest.
Alonso homered once again, McNeil broke a tie with a pinch-hit, two-run double and the Mets beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Sunday in Hills successful debut.
Acquired from Tampa Bay in a trade Friday, the 41-year-old lefty stepped right into New Yorks injury-thinned rotation and delivered for the NL East leaders.
” Today was a great win and I was delighted that I was able to contribute,” Hill said.
5 reducers followed him and held Toronto to one run over four innings. Edwin Díaz struck out three in a hitless ninth, fanning clean-up batter Bo Bichette on a full-count slider with a runner on 2nd for his 21st conserve.
Hill threw just 49 pitches over the very first 5 innings and worked around three leadoff doubles, taking a four-hit shutout into the 6th before facing problem the 3rd time through Torontos power-packed lineup.
The veteran curveballer, pitching for his 11th group in 17 big league seasons, let the first three players reach in the sixth and was removed. He walked off the mound with the bases filled to a warm ovation from the Citi Field crowd of 23,675.
” It was an insane couple days,” stated Hill, whose wife and boy are still in Tampa, Florida. “Its kind of a whirlwind.”
Seth Lugo (3-1) enabled all three inherited runners to rating, two on Bichettes single, as the Blue Jays took a 3-1 lead. Then Lugo limited the damage, and Alonso tied it in the bottom half with a two-run drive off reducer Ryan Borucki.
The slugger took a look at colleagues with palms up as he started rounding the bases, and playfully celebrated by bring the clubs stuffed crowning achievement horse through the dugout.
Alonso struck three homers to assist New York take two of three in the series. He has 5 crowning achievement because the All-Star break, when he repeated as Home Run Derby champion.
” I do not understand if the derby played a function in it, but hes really, very confident right now,” Mets supervisor Luis Rojas said.
McNeil gave New York a 5-3 lead later on in the inning and extended his striking streak to a career-high 12 video games with a shot to right-center off Jacob Barnes (1-2), traded by the Mets to heaven Jays last month.
Toronto cut it to 5-4 in the 8th on an RBI single by Teoscar Hernández off Trevor May, who integrated with Aaron Loup to leave a bases-loaded, one-out jam. Loup retired Cavan Biggio to end the inning.
J.D. Davis doubled for the Mets in the 2nd and scored on Jonathan Villars single.
Toronto stranded nine runners, completed 14-4 in interleague play this season and fell to 2-14 versus the Mets in Queens.
” Its amusing cause when you see a man like Rich Hill, it appears like you ought to have the ability to hit him. Thats what he does,” Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo stated. “Hes a good pitcher and he keeps people off balance and he makes big pitches when he has to.”
Hill became the second-oldest pitcher to make his Mets debut behind Hall of Fame lefty Warren Spahn, who was 43 in 1965. … New York has actually used 55 gamers already this season, one except the franchise record set in 2018. … Sixteen pitchers have begun a video game for the Mets this year, the majority of in the majors.
Toronto starter Ross Stripling rebounded from a pair of poor outings, yielding one run in 5 innings with six strikeouts and no walks.
” He was a lot better today,” Montoyo stated.
Blue Jays: Pitching coach Pete Walker said rookie RHP Alek Manoah will rejoin the rotation after tossing 60-75 pitches in a simulated game Monday in Florida. Manoah has actually been nursing a contusion on the ideal side of his back.
Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (lower arm tightness) threw off a mound and felt good, according to Rojas. … RHP Carlos Carrasco could finally be all set to sign up with the Mets after a strong rehabilitation start Sunday for Triple-A Syracuse. Carrasco has been sidelined all season recuperating from a hamstring injury after coming over from Cleveland in the January trade that also brought Francisco Lindor to New York.
Blue Jays: RHP Thomas Hatch makes his season launching Monday night at Boston versus RHP Nick Pivetta (8-4, 4.37 ERA) in the opener of a four-game series.
Mets: Begin a five-game house series versus Atlanta with a doubleheader Monday. RHP Marcus Stroman (7-8, 2.59) is set up to start the opener, with the nightcap TBD. The third-place Braves are five games behind the Mets.
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