Nimmo, Mets beat Phillies 3-0 in 10 after latest deGrom gem

NEW YORK (AP) Brandon Nimmo's last walk-off home run came with Triple-A Las Vegas to end a 12-inning game in 2016. But current teammate Jay Bruce told him it only counts if you do it in the big leagues.

Problem solved.

Nimmo launched a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning and the New York Mets got another dominant outing from All-Star Jacob deGrom in a 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.

It was New York's third game-ending homer in the last six days. Jose Bautista beat Tampa Bay with a grand slam last Friday, and Mets walk-off record-holder Wilmer Flores connected Monday in the series opener against the Phillies.

''I just kind of blacked out, swung, closed my eyes and it just kind of worked out,'' Nimmo said with a huge grin. ''Now I know how Flo feels all the time. Just trying to be like him.''

Amed Rosario, who had two of New York's four hits, began the winning rally with a two-out double off Mark Leiter Jr. (0-1) - the first hit for the Mets since the fourth inning. Jose Reyes walked and Nimmo drove Leiter's next pitch well over the wall in right-center for his first career walk-off RBIs.

Before his big home run, Nimmo was in a 6-for-46 slump with 20 strikeouts during that stretch. Beaming as he rounded the bases, he was pelted in the face with a bucket of bubble gum by excited teammates as they waited to swarm him at home plate.

''You're just floating,'' Nimmo said. ''All the hairs on the back of your neck are standing up. I was just extremely elated.''

New York won for only the fifth time in its past 24 home games. The Mets earned a four-game split but have gone 15 consecutive series without winning one since sweeping a three-game set against Arizona from May 18-20.

Philadelphia dropped back into a first-place tie with Atlanta in the NL East.

In his final scheduled start before heading to the All-Star Game next Tuesday in Washington, deGrom scattered five hits over eight innings and matched his longest outing of the season. He struck out seven and lowered his major league-leading ERA to 1.68, tied with Dwight Gooden (1985) for the best by a Mets starter before the All-Star break.

''He should be starting the All-Star Game,'' New York manager Mickey Callaway said. ''There's no doubt in my mind. If he's not, then that's the wrong decision. That would be the bow for me.''

Despite all his success, deGrom has only five wins this season. The right-hander has consistently been hurt by poor run support from an anemic New York lineup.

''I think the most impressive part is his ability to not worry about the lack of offense behind him,'' Callaway said. ''Most people can't just sit there and weather the storm like that.''

This time, at least, the Mets didn't let deGrom's gem go to waste.

Phillies starter Vince Velasquez returned from the disabled list and matched deGrom, allowing two hits over six scoreless innings. The right-hander missed only one start after being hit just below the right elbow by a line drive on June 30.

''Super tough loss,'' Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler said. ''(Velasquez) went toe-to-toe with one of the best pitchers in baseball. He did as good of a job as we could have possibly asked of him coming off 10 days down, really giving us everything he had.''

The Phillies had a threat mounting in the 10th, but catcher Andrew Knapp was thrown out attempting to move from first to third on Cesar Hernandez's infield single.

''We teach aggressiveness,'' Kapler said. ''He made an aggressive play and I stand behind it.''

Robert Gsellman (6-2) pitched a scoreless inning for the win.

MAJIC MAN

Longtime New York Mets radio broadcast engineer Chris Majkowski threw out the ceremonial first pitch. A 25-year veteran, ''Maj'' has not missed a game since Aug. 8, 1993 - a string of 4,011 consecutive games.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: RHP Luis Garcia (right wrist strain) will pitch for Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday and Sunday and then will be re-evaluated. ... OF Rhys Hoskins went through concussion protocol after crashing into the left-field wall Tuesday, but was cleared and was in the starting lineup. He went 0 for 3 with a walk.

Mets: 2B Asdrubal Cabrera (left elbow) was held out of the starting lineup after aggravating a previously hyperextended elbow. He drew an intentional walk as a pinch-hitter in the eighth. ... RHP Noah Syndergaard (finger) threw a successful bullpen and ''felt great,'' according to Callaway. Syndergaard is expected to come off the disabled list to start Friday against Washington. He has not pitched in the majors since May 25. ... OF Yoenis Cespedes (right hip flexor strain) is still unable to fully run the bases. The ailing slugger is only able to run straight ahead, and a start date for a rehab stint remains unclear. ... LHP Jason Vargas (strained right calf) will make another rehab start with Class A Brooklyn on Saturday. Callaway indicated the team would like to see Vargas' pitch count reach 90 before he is activated.

UP NEXT

Phillies: RHP Nick Pivetta (5-7, 4.62 ERA) opposes RHP Kevin Gausman (4-6, 4.11) when Philadelphia visits Baltimore on Thursday night to make up a May 15 postponement. Pivetta has struggled in his last two starts, allowing eight earned runs in 4 1/3 innings.

Mets: LHP Steven Matz (4-6, 3.31 ERA) takes on All-Star Max Scherzer (11-5, 2.33) as New York welcomes Washington to Citi Field to open a four-game series Thursday. Matz has allowed just one earned run over his last two starts and opponents are hitless in their last 26 at-bats against him with runners on.

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  • W: R. Gsellman (6-2)L: M. Leiter (0-1)
  • HR: NYM - B. Nimmo (13)
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S. Kingery SS40000012.226.274.329.603-0.5
M. Franco 3B40100001.274.322.464.7861.0
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  • a-flied out for Velasquez in the 7th
  • b-flied out for Dominguez in the 10th
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J. Bautista RF40000021.209.359.405.764-1.0
W. Flores 2B40100000.273.327.475.8021.0
D. Smith 1B40000011.186.208.329.537-0.5
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A. Rosario SS31200101.246.292.375.6676.0
J. Reyes 3B31000102.168.246.232.4782.0
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b- B. Nimmo PH11131000.258.382.512.8958.0
  • a-was walked intentionally for deGrom in the 8th
  • b-homered for Gsellman in the 10th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Knapp (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Rosario (15)
  • HR - B. Nimmo (13)
  • RBI - B. Nimmo 3 (29)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Nimmo 3 (16)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - O. Herrera (5)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Rosario (5)
  • CS - A. Rosario (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Franco-Santana-Hernandez-Kingery)
  • E - C. Hernandez (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
V. Velasquez6.02001304.391.2419.5
P. Neshek1.00000000.000.903.0
V. Arano0.20002002.451.12-2.0
A. Morgan0.10000005.251.630.0
S. Dominguez1.00000101.650.673.5
M. Leiter (L, 0-1)0.22331014.851.23-11.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. deGrom8.05001701.680.9724.5
J. Familia1.00000003.031.293.0
R. Gsellman (W, 6-2)1.01001004.301.328.0
PITCHERSIP
J. deGrom8.0
J. Familia1.0
R. Gsellman (W, 6-2)1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - V. Arano (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 85-54, P. Neshek 9-7, V. Arano 15-7, A. Morgan 3-2, S. Dominguez 13-8, M. Leiter 20-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 4-10, A. Morgan 1-0, S. Dominguez 1-1, M. Leiter 1-1
  • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 20, P. Neshek 3, V. Arano 4, A. Morgan, S. Dominguez 3, M. Leiter 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 113-75, J. Familia 8-6, R. Gsellman 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 6-11, J. Familia 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 30, J. Familia 3, R. Gsellman 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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R. Hoskins LF30000101.255.366.469.8361.0
O. Herrera CF40100011.278.331.467.7982.5
C. Santana 1B40000012.214.362.411.773-0.5
N. Williams RF40100012.253.328.449.7770.5
S. Kingery SS40000012.226.274.329.603-0.5
M. Franco 3B40100001.274.322.464.7861.0
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M. Leiter P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Knapp C30100111.226.317.395.7122.5
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  • a-flied out for Velasquez in the 7th
  • b-flied out for Dominguez in the 10th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Conforto LF30000102.215.339.360.6991.0
J. Bautista RF40000021.209.359.405.764-1.0
W. Flores 2B40100000.273.327.475.8021.0
D. Smith 1B40000011.186.208.329.537-0.5
D. Mesoraco C40000010.224.305.400.705-0.5
M. den Dekker CF40000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Rosario SS31200101.246.292.375.6676.0
J. Reyes 3B31000102.168.246.232.4782.0
J. deGrom P20000001.077.122.077.1990.0
a- A. Cabrera PH00000100.280.328.485.8131.0
J. Familia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Gsellman P0000-000.000.250.000.000-
b- B. Nimmo PH11131000.258.382.512.8958.0
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  • a-was walked intentionally for deGrom in the 8th
  • b-homered for Gsellman in the 10th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Knapp (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Rosario (15)
  • HR - B. Nimmo (13)
  • RBI - B. Nimmo 3 (29)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Nimmo 3 (16)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - O. Herrera (5)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Rosario (5)
  • CS - A. Rosario (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Franco-Santana-Hernandez-Kingery)
  • E - C. Hernandez (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
V. Velasquez6.02001304.391.2419.5
P. Neshek1.00000000.000.903.0
V. Arano0.20002002.451.12-2.0
A. Morgan0.10000005.251.630.0
S. Dominguez1.00000101.650.673.5
M. Leiter (L, 0-1)0.22331014.851.23-11.0
Total9.2433441---
PITCHERSIP
V. Velasquez6.0
P. Neshek1.0
V. Arano0.2
A. Morgan0.1
S. Dominguez1.0
M. Leiter (L, 0-1)0.2
Total9.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. deGrom8.05001701.680.9724.5
J. Familia1.00000003.031.293.0
R. Gsellman (W, 6-2)1.01001004.301.328.0
Total10.0600270---
PITCHERSIP
J. deGrom8.0
J. Familia1.0
R. Gsellman (W, 6-2)1.0
Total10.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - V. Arano (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 85-54, P. Neshek 9-7, V. Arano 15-7, A. Morgan 3-2, S. Dominguez 13-8, M. Leiter 20-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 4-10, A. Morgan 1-0, S. Dominguez 1-1, M. Leiter 1-1
  • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 20, P. Neshek 3, V. Arano 4, A. Morgan, S. Dominguez 3, M. Leiter 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 113-75, J. Familia 8-6, R. Gsellman 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 6-11, J. Familia 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 30, J. Familia 3, R. Gsellman 4
  • 10TH INNING
    Nimmo homered to right center, Rosario and Reyes scored03
  • 10TH INNING
    • Robert Gsellman relieved Jeurys Familia
    • M. Franco: Foul, Foul, Franco lined out to first
    • Aaron Altherr hit for Seranthony Dominguez
    • A. Altherr: Foul, Ball, Altherr flied out to center
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Knapp walked
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez reached on an infield single to third, Knapp out at third
    • Middle of the 10th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Mark Leiter pitching
    • D. Mesoraco: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Mesoraco lined out to left
    • M. den Dekker: Ball, Ball, den Dekker grounded out to first
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Rosario doubled to left center
    • J. Reyes: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Reyes walked
    • Brandon Nimmo hit for Robert Gsellman
    • B. Nimmo: Nimmo homered to right center, Rosario and Reyes scored
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jeurys Familia pitching
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Foul, Santana grounded out to first
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Williams lined out to left
    • S. Kingery: Strike swinging, Kingery flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Seranthony Dominguez relieved Adam Morgan
    • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bautista struck out swinging
    • W. Flores: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Flores grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Smith: Ball, Smith flied out to left
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Hoskins grounded out to third
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Victor Arano relieved Pat Neshek
    • M. den Dekker: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, den Dekker popped out to shortstop
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rosario walked
    • J. Reyes: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Reyes flied out to deep center
    • Asdrubal Cabrera hit for Jacob deGrom
    • A. Cabrera: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Rosario stole second, Cabrera intentionally walked
    • Adam Morgan relieved Victor Arano
    • M. Conforto: Foul, Ball, Conforto grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kingery lined out to shortstop
    • M. Franco: Ball, Foul, Franco singled to left
    • Jesmuel Valentin hit for Vince Velasquez
    • J. Valentin: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Valentin flied out to center
    • A. Knapp: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Knapp lined out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Pat Neshek pitching
    • W. Flores: Flores flied out to deep center
    • D. Smith: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Smith fouled out to catcher
    • D. Mesoraco: Ball, Strike swinging, Mesoraco flied out to center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hoskins walked
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Herrera popped out to second
    • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Williams struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • J. Reyes: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Reyes flied out to left
    • J. deGrom: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, deGrom lined out to left
    • M. Conforto: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Conforto walked
    • J. Bautista: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bautista struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Foul, Ball, Franco lined out to right
    • V. Velasquez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Velasquez struck out swinging
    • A. Knapp: Strike swinging, Ball, Knapp doubled to deep right
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • D. Mesoraco: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Mesoraco struck out swinging
    • M. den Dekker: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, den Dekker safe at first on 2nd baseman Hernandez fielding error
    • A. Rosario: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Rosario reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, den Dekker out at second
    • J. Reyes: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rosario caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Herrera reached on an infield single to second
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Herrera stole second, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Santana flied out to left
    • N. Williams: Williams flied out to deep center
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Ball, Conforto lined out to second
    • J. Bautista: Ball, Bautista fouled out to first
    • W. Flores: Ball, Foul, Foul, Flores singled to left
    • D. Smith: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • V. Velasquez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Velasquez grounded out to second
    • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Knapp struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hernandez singled to right
    • R. Hoskins: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Hoskins grounded into fielder's choice to third, Hernandez out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rosario singled to right
    • J. Reyes: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Reyes fouled out to third
    • J. deGrom: Foul, Pickoff attempt, deGrom hit into double play third to first to second to shortstop to second, Rosario out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Santana flied out to left
    • N. Williams: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Williams singled to right center
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Kingery flied out to center
    • M. Franco: Franco grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • D. Smith: Ball, Smith flied out to center
    • D. Mesoraco: Ball, Mesoraco flied out to deep left
    • M. den Dekker: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, den Dekker flied out to left
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to second
    • R. Hoskins: Foul, Strike looking, Hoskins grounded out to shortstop
    • O. Herrera: Herrera popped out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Foul, Conforto flied out to center
    • J. Bautista: Ball, Foul, Bautista grounded out to shortstop
    • W. Flores: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Flores fouled out to catcher
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)