Newcomb (3-8) struck out eight and held the Mets to two runs on six hits and a walk with eight strikeouts through 5.1 innings to earn the win Friday night.

This marks the deepest Newcomb has lasted in a game since he completed six innings August 15 against the Rockies. For once, his wildness didn't get the best of him. Newcomb had walked a whopping 17 batters over just 25.2 innings over his last five starts. If he can limit the walks going forward, he has nasty enough stuff to be a successful starter, but the question will always be if he can throw the strikes when he needs them.

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