DeGrom homers, dominates on mound as Mets stop Nationals 5-1

NEW YORK (AP) Toting his toddler around the clubhouse postgame, Jacob deGrom joked about the Father's Day present he gave himself - the souvenir ball from his first big league home run.

''I think I got lucky,'' the New York Mets ace said.

With 1-year-old Jaxon and his own dad in the ballpark, deGrom put on quite a performance Sunday. He shut down a bruising Washington Nationals lineup on three singles for eight dominant innings and also delivered the loudest hit in a 5-1 win that prevented a four-game sweep.

Fresh off pitching the Mets' first complete game of the season in his previous start against the Cubs, deGrom turned in a complete effort, excelling with his arm, bat and glove.

''It was awesome,'' is how he summed it up.

The NL East-leading Nationals had been 6-0 at Citi Field this season and had battered the Mets in three games this week, never trailing while totaling 18 extra-base hits. But they had trouble touching the blue-stitched balls - used all around Major League Baseball on Father's Day - thrown by deGrom (6-3).

''You've got to put it on deGrom. We knew he was going to be tough going into today because they didn't want to be swept at home,'' Washington manager Dusty Baker said.

DeGrom mixed his fastball, slider and changeup well, fanned Bryce Harper with a 97 mph heater on his 105th and last pitch and walked off to a standing ovation. The right-hander struck out six and walked two, and the only run against him was unearned.

A career .199 hitter in 176 at-bats coming in, deGrom also provided the biggest jolt. He hit the first pitch of the third inning from Joe Ross (3-3) over the wall in left-center.

''I was running pretty hard,'' deGrom said. ''I didn't know it was gone.''

The 2014 NL Rookie of the Year, a converted infielder at Stetson University, kept holding down his helmet as he rounded the bases, making sure it didn't fly off his flyaway hair.

The ball sat in a display box, on the top shelf of his locker, by the end of the game. He said the prize was destined for his dad, Tony.

DeGrom's lone pro homer had been for Triple-A Las Vegas in 2013. He said he used injured captain David Wright's bat for this drive, having tried it once before and playfully describing the lumber as ''a good bunting bat.''

DeGrom later put down a sacrifice, too, setting up an RBI single by Michael Conforto.

The victory made the Mets 17-0 when their pitcher homers, dating to a loss when Jason Isringhausen connected in 1996, the Elias Sports Bureau said.

T.J. Rivera had four hits for the Mets. A popup that Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy lost in the sun set up two New York runs in the fourth for a 3-1 lead.

Trea Turner stole four bases, setting a Nationals record. Harper extended his hitting streak to 11 games - matching his longest in a single season - leading to Ryan Zimmerman's sacrifice fly in the first.

DeGrom made a nifty play in the fourth, charging in to grab Murphy's tapper and throwing out his former teammate. Murphy doubled in the ninth off reliever Addison Reed and has safely reached base in all 29 games he's played against the Mets.

DAYTIME DEGROM

DeGrom is 16-4 with a 1.71 ERA in 32 career daytime starts. ... Nationals teammates Anthony Rendon and Michael A. Taylor both were hitless in three at-bats against him - Rendon is 0 for 16 lifetime vs. deGrom and Taylor is 0 for 14.

TURNER BURNER

Turner is 26 for 31 on steal tries, putting the leadoff man three behind Cincinnati's Billy Hamilton for the major league lead. He said first base coach Davey Lopes, who swiped 557 bases in the majors, had given him a key piece of advice.

''Tell me to run. For me, it's all about confidence, he gives you the confidence to run, but that's something I've never really had,'' Turner said. ''I've had coaches that give you the green light, but it was always on me. He's pushing me to run and that's huge for me personally.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: RHP Shawn Kelley was put on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained muscle in his upper right back. The reliever is 3-2 with four saves and a 7.00 ERA in 22 games, giving up nine homers in 18 innings. He was on the DL in May with a lower back strain. RHP A.J. Cole was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse.

Mets: Star LF Yoenis Cespedes got a planned day off after starting three straight games. He spent six weeks on the DL with a strained hamstring and returned last weekend.

UP NEXT

Nationals: RHP Tanner Roark (6-4, 4.39 ERA) opposes LHP Justin Nicolino (0-1, 4.15) to begin a three-game series at Miami.

Mets: RHP Zack Wheeler (3-4, 4.48) starts against lefty ace Clayton Kershaw (9-2, 2.23) at Dodger Stadium to begin a 10-game road trip.

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  • W: J. deGrom (6-3)L: J. Ross (3-3)
  • HR: NYM - J. deGrom (1)
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B. Goodwin LF41000013.254.299.535.8340.5
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R. Zimmerman 1B30010002.349.391.6721.0631.0
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A. Rendon 3B40000001.286.384.515.8990.0
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J. Reyes SS50000015.193.269.303.571-0.5
J. Bruce RF41000112.273.338.547.8851.5
W. Flores 2B40000002.296.316.469.7850.0
L. Duda 1B31200111.245.355.541.8964.5
C. Granderson LF40110013.212.302.396.6981.5
T. Rivera 3B41400000.289.338.421.7606.0
T. d'Arnaud C41100015.220.281.447.7291.5
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BATTING
  • 2B - D. Murphy (20)
  • SF - R. Zimmerman (3)
  • RBI - R. Zimmerman (54)
BATTING
  • 2B - L. Duda (11), T. Rivera (8)
  • HR - J. deGrom
  • SH - J. deGrom (4)
  • RBI - M. Conforto 2 (38), C. Granderson (24), J. deGrom (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Conforto 2 (16), C. Granderson (10)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Turner 4 (26)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Conforto (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - M. Taylor (2)
  • E - M. Wieters
FIELDING
  • E - W. Flores (6)
  • PB - T. d'Arnaud (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Ross (L, 3-3)6.09421415.981.536.0
M. Grace1.02111204.501.380.0
J. Turner1.00001004.281.372.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Ross (L, 3-3)6.0
M. Grace1.0
J. Turner1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. deGrom (W, 6-3)8.03102603.941.3332.0
A. Reed1.01000102.721.162.5
PITCHERSIP
J. deGrom (W, 6-3)8.0
A. Reed1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Ross
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Ross 103-66, M. Grace 21-15, J. Turner 18-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Ross 7-7, M. Grace 1-0, J. Turner 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Ross 29, M. Grace 6, J. Turner 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 105-65, A. Reed 18-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 9-10
  • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 30, A. Reed 4
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B. Harper RF30100111.313.419.5971.0151.5
R. Zimmerman 1B30010002.349.391.6721.0631.0
D. Murphy 2B40100001.345.395.566.9612.0
A. Rendon 3B40000001.286.384.515.8990.0
M. Wieters C40000011.260.315.405.720-0.5
M. Taylor CF30000020.257.289.461.749-1.0
J. Ross P20000020.136.174.136.310-1.0
M. Grace P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-singled for Grace in the 8th
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J. Reyes SS50000015.193.269.303.571-0.5
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W. Flores 2B40000002.296.316.469.7850.0
L. Duda 1B31200111.245.355.541.8964.5
C. Granderson LF40110013.212.302.396.6981.5
T. Rivera 3B41400000.289.338.421.7606.0
T. d'Arnaud C41100015.220.281.447.7291.5
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  • a-lined out for deGrom in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Murphy (20)
  • SF - R. Zimmerman (3)
  • RBI - R. Zimmerman (54)
BATTING
  • 2B - L. Duda (11), T. Rivera (8)
  • HR - J. deGrom
  • SH - J. deGrom (4)
  • RBI - M. Conforto 2 (38), C. Granderson (24), J. deGrom (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Conforto 2 (16), C. Granderson (10)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Turner 4 (26)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Conforto (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - M. Taylor (2)
  • E - M. Wieters
FIELDING
  • E - W. Flores (6)
  • PB - T. d'Arnaud (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Ross (L, 3-3)6.09421415.981.536.0
M. Grace1.02111204.501.380.0
J. Turner1.00001004.281.372.0
Total8.01153361---
PITCHERSIP
J. Ross (L, 3-3)6.0
M. Grace1.0
J. Turner1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. deGrom (W, 6-3)8.03102603.941.3332.0
A. Reed1.01000102.721.162.5
Total9.0410270---
PITCHERSIP
J. deGrom (W, 6-3)8.0
A. Reed1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Ross
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Ross 103-66, M. Grace 21-15, J. Turner 18-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Ross 7-7, M. Grace 1-0, J. Turner 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Ross 29, M. Grace 6, J. Turner 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 105-65, A. Reed 18-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 9-10
  • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 30, A. Reed 4
  • 7TH INNING
    Granderson singled to right, Bruce scored15
  • 6TH INNING
    Conforto singled to left center, d'Arnaud scored14
  • 4TH INNING
    Conforto singled to shallow left, Rivera scored, d'Arnaud to second13
    d'Arnaud singled to left center, Duda scored, Rivera to third on catcher Wieters fielding error12
  • 3RD INNING
    deGrom homered to left11
  • 1ST INNING
    Zimmerman hit sacrifice fly to right, Goodwin scored, Harper to third10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Addison Reed pitching
    • R. Zimmerman: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Zimmerman flied out to left
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Murphy doubled to deep right center
    • A. Rendon: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Rendon lined out to right
    • M. Wieters: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wieters struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Stephen Drew hit for Matt Grace
    • S. Drew: Strike looking, Ball, Drew singled to right
    • T. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Turner reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Drew out at second
    • B. Goodwin: Goodwin flied out to deep center
    • B. Harper: Ball, Turner stole second, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jacob Turner pitching
    • Brandon Nimmo hit for Jacob deGrom
    • B. Nimmo: Nimmo lined out to left
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Conforto walked
    • J. Reyes: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Reyes lined out to left
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Bruce grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Rendon flied out to deep center
    • M. Wieters: Strike swinging, Wieters grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Grace relieved Joe Ross
    • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bruce walked
    • W. Flores: Foul, Flores grounded out to second, Bruce to second
    • L. Duda: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Duda struck out swinging
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Strike looking, Granderson singled to right, Bruce scored
    • T. Rivera: Pickoff attempt, Rivera singled to center, Granderson to second
    • T. d'Arnaud: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, d'Arnaud struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • B. Harper: Foul, Strike swinging, Harper grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Zimmerman grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Murphy: Murphy fouled out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Ross Pitching:
    • T. Rivera: Strike looking, Ball, Rivera singled to center
    • T. d'Arnaud: d'Arnaud reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Rivera out at second
    • J. deGrom: Ball, Strike swinging, deGrom hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, d'Arnaud to second
    • M. Conforto: Conforto singled to left center, d'Arnaud scored
    • J. Reyes: Ball, Reyes grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • M. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • J. Ross: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ross struck out swinging
    • T. Turner: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Turner walked
    • B. Goodwin: Strike swinging, Turner stole second, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Goodwin popped out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Ross Pitching:
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Bruce flied out to center
    • W. Flores: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Flores flied out to left
    • L. Duda: Ball, Strike looking, Duda doubled to deep right center
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Granderson fouled out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Murphy grounded out to pitcher
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Rendon flied out to right
    • M. Wieters: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Wieters fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Ross Pitching:
    • L. Duda: Ball, Duda singled to shallow right
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Granderson popped out to third
    • T. Rivera: Strike swinging, Ball, Rivera singled to right, Duda to second
    • T. d'Arnaud: d'Arnaud singled to left center, Duda scored, Rivera to third on catcher Wieters fielding error
    • J. deGrom: Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Foul tip, deGrom struck out on foul tip
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Foul, Conforto singled to shallow left, Rivera scored, d'Arnaud to second
    • J. Reyes: Strike looking, Reyes grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • J. Ross: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ross struck out swinging
    • T. Turner: Ball, Turner singled to right
    • B. Goodwin: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Goodwin struck out on foul tip
    • B. Harper: Ball, Turner stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Turner stole third
    • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Zimmerman grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Ross Pitching:
    • J. deGrom: deGrom homered to left
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Conforto hit by pitch
    • J. Reyes: Ball, Reyes fouled out to third
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Conforto stole second
    • W. Flores: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Flores flied out to right
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Rendon lined out to second
    • M. Wieters: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Wieters grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Taylor: Ball, Taylor grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Ross Pitching:
    • W. Flores: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Flores flied out to deep right
    • L. Duda: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Duda walked
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
    • T. Rivera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Rivera doubled to left, Duda to third
    • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, d'Arnaud grounded out to first
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • T. Turner: Turner popped out to shortstop
    • B. Goodwin: Ball, Ball, Goodwin safe at first on 3rd baseman Flores fielding error
    • B. Harper: Foul, Harper singled to left, Goodwin to second
    • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Ball, Goodwin to third, Harper to second on passed ball, Zimmerman hit sacrifice fly to right, Goodwin scored, Harper to third
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Murphy popped out to first
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • J. Ross Pitching:
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Conforto grounded out to second
    • J. Reyes: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bruce grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)