DeGrom wins 6th straight start, Mets rout Rockies 14-2

NEW YORK (AP) Fresh off the All-Star break, Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets looked far more like contenders than the Colorado Rockies.

DeGrom came out dealing once again, striking out 11 and winning his sixth straight start as the Mets began what could be a last-chance homestand by routing Colorado 14-2 Friday night.

''There's a sense of urgency, there's no question about it,'' New York manager Terry Collins said.

Michael Conforto and T.J. Rivera homered, Yoenis Cespedes got four hits and deGrom contributed two singles for the Mets, who trail Colorado by 9 1/2 games for the second NL wild card.

The Rockies posted their best record ever before the All-Star break, but absorbed their most lopsided defeat of the season. They've lost 14 of the last 19.

''It's one game, against a guy who was on,'' manager Bud Black said. ''It's one game.''

Rockies slugger Nolan Arenado exited a few innings early after slipping on the bases on a misty night. His 70 RBIs are tied for the major league lead.

''Little precautionary on the hip,'' Black said.

The Mets opened a string of 10 straight at Citi Field. With the trade deadline looming, general manager Sandy Alderson said before the game: ''Things would have to go exceedingly well for us, realistically, to change direction.''

DeGrom (10-3), however, isn't likely to move anywhere despite recent speculation that high-flying Houston wants him.

''I saw one thing on it. I didn't look over it that much,'' deGrom said.

''All of that stuff is out of our control,'' he added. ''We've got a job to do here.''

DeGrom, snubbed for the All-Star team, gave up four hits and one earned run in eight innings. The righty ace has a 1.53 ERA during his winning streak and has fanned at least 10 seven times this year.

DeGrom threw away Arenado's infield chopper in the first inning. Arenado rounded first base when the throw got away, fell to the dirt and retreated to the bag. Black and a trainer checked Arenado, and the third baseman left in the fifth.

Gerardo Parra followed with an RBI single, but deGrom retired the next 14 batters.

Jon Gray (2-1) was tagged for eight runs on nine hits and three walks in two-plus innings.

''It's disappointing because it's a really important game for me to start things off in the second half,'' he said.

DeGrom hit an RBI single that put the Mets ahead 2-1 in the second. Cespedes got two hits in a six-run third, including a double for his first extra-base hit in 12 games. Cespedes later made a strong throw from left field to nail a runner at the plate.

''If we're going to get in it, he's got to lead the way,'' Collins said.

TEBOW TIME?

A day after Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow hit a game-ending home run for Class A St. Lucie, Alderson was asked whether the 29-year-old former NFL quarterback was in line for a September promotion to the majors.

''I don't foresee that kind of scenario,'' Alderson said.

Tebow hit .327 with three homers and 10 RBIs in his first 16 games after being moved up to the advanced Class A Florida State League.

METS NETS

This was the first game at Citi Field since the Mets extended the protective netting from the backstop to beyond the dugouts and down the lines. Collins applauded the move to shield fans from foul balls and shattered bats.

''When my family comes to the game, they don't ever sit in the open,'' he said.

Rockies first baseman Mark Reynolds caught the last out in the second and tried to underhand the ball over the 30-foot netting behind the dugout - instead, he flipped the souvenir high, straight up and to himself. He reloaded and tossed it overhand into the seats.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: INF-OF Ian Desmond (strained calf) is traveling with the team. Black said Desmond might not need a minor league rehab assignment and his return could come ''sooner than you think.''

Mets: RHPs Noah Syndergaard (lat muscle) and Matt Harvey (shoulder stress injury) are close to being cleared to throw, Alderson said. ... LHP Josh Smoker (shoulder strain) was set for back-to-back relief outings in his minor league rehab stint and could return in three or four days. ... 2B Neil Walker (hamstring) is ramping up his running drills.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Tyler Chatwood (6-10, 4.42 ERA) is 3-0 with a 1.50 ERA in five career starts vs. the Mets. At Citi Field, he's 2-0 with a 0.53 ERA in three tries.

Mets: RHP Seth Lugo (3-2, 4.59) gave up career highs of six runs and 10 hits in five innings vs. Washington during his last start on July 4.

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  • W: J. deGrom (10-3)L: J. Gray (2-1)
  • HR: NYM - T. Rivera (5), M. Conforto (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF41200020.321.373.585.9583.0
S. Oberg P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
D. LeMahieu 2B31100111.307.365.389.7542.5
N. Arenado 3B20100000.302.352.554.9061.0
M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- R. Tapia PH10000002.320.371.485.8560.0
J. Lyles P0000-000.250.250.250.000-
A. Amarista CF10000011.252.272.369.641-0.5
G. Parra LF40210001.339.364.503.8673.0
M. Reynolds 1B40000034.281.374.506.881-1.5
C. Gonzalez RF30000112.218.298.335.6330.5
P. Valaika 3B40000003.234.259.495.7540.0
R. Hanigan C30000020.233.270.333.603-1.0
J. Gray P10000010.091.091.364.455-0.5
Z. Rosscup P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. Story SS20000020.222.301.393.694-1.0
  • a-grounded out for Dunn in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Rosscup in the 5th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Conforto CF41241212.288.409.555.96311.5
A. Cabrera 2B50230113.253.336.403.7395.5
Y. Cespedes LF61410012.280.337.510.8476.5
J. Bruce RF51100126.265.334.532.8672.0
T. Rivera 3B52231013.302.342.464.80610.5
M. Reynolds 3B00000000.189.250.324.5740.0
L. Duda 1B42200100.243.356.524.8805.0
J. Reyes SS53310011.221.289.378.6677.5
T. d'Arnaud C42110102.224.285.441.7265.0
J. deGrom P41210013.286.302.381.6833.5
a- C. Granderson PH01000100.232.330.471.8022.0
J. Edgin P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-walked for deGrom in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (18)
  • RBI - G. Parra (34)
BATTING
  • 2B - Y. Cespedes (9), T. Rivera (12), J. Reyes (14)
  • HR - M. Conforto (15), T. Rivera (5)
  • RBI - M. Conforto 4 (45), A. Cabrera 3 (27), Y. Cespedes (20), T. Rivera 3 (24), J. Reyes (30), T. d'Arnaud (29), J. deGrom (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Cabrera 3 (10), Y. Cespedes (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - D. LeMahieu, P. Valaika, M. Reynolds
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - Y. Cespedes (3)
  • DP - T. d'Arnaud, Y. Cespedes
  • E - J. deGrom
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gray (L, 2-1)2.09883106.231.81-18.5
Z. Rosscup2.03110313.381.133.5
M. Dunn1.00001205.221.643.0
J. Lyles2.05330216.691.46-1.0
S. Oberg1.02223005.701.65-4.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Gray (L, 2-1)2.0
Z. Rosscup2.0
M. Dunn1.0
J. Lyles2.0
S. Oberg1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. deGrom (W, 10-3)8.042111103.481.1833.5
J. Edgin1.02001203.781.501.0
PITCHERSIP
J. deGrom (W, 10-3)8.0
J. Edgin1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 68-39, Z. Rosscup 40-26, M. Dunn 20-11, J. Lyles 34-21, S. Oberg 35-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 3-1, Z. Rosscup 1-2, J. Lyles 3-1, S. Oberg 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Gray 17, Z. Rosscup 9, M. Dunn 4, J. Lyles 11, S. Oberg 8
PITCHING
  • WP - J. deGrom (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 104-73, J. Edgin 25-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 5-7
  • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 28, J. Edgin 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF41200020.321.373.585.9583.0
S. Oberg P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
D. LeMahieu 2B31100111.307.365.389.7542.5
N. Arenado 3B20100000.302.352.554.9061.0
M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- R. Tapia PH10000002.320.371.485.8560.0
J. Lyles P0000-000.250.250.250.000-
A. Amarista CF10000011.252.272.369.641-0.5
G. Parra LF40210001.339.364.503.8673.0
M. Reynolds 1B40000034.281.374.506.881-1.5
C. Gonzalez RF30000112.218.298.335.6330.5
P. Valaika 3B40000003.234.259.495.7540.0
R. Hanigan C30000020.233.270.333.603-1.0
J. Gray P10000010.091.091.364.455-0.5
Z. Rosscup P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. Story SS20000020.222.301.393.694-1.0
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  • a-grounded out for Dunn in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Rosscup in the 5th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Conforto CF41241212.288.409.555.96311.5
A. Cabrera 2B50230113.253.336.403.7395.5
Y. Cespedes LF61410012.280.337.510.8476.5
J. Bruce RF51100126.265.334.532.8672.0
T. Rivera 3B52231013.302.342.464.80610.5
M. Reynolds 3B00000000.189.250.324.5740.0
L. Duda 1B42200100.243.356.524.8805.0
J. Reyes SS53310011.221.289.378.6677.5
T. d'Arnaud C42110102.224.285.441.7265.0
J. deGrom P41210013.286.302.381.6833.5
a- C. Granderson PH01000100.232.330.471.8022.0
J. Edgin P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total4214191427822-----
  • a-walked for deGrom in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (18)
  • RBI - G. Parra (34)
BATTING
  • 2B - Y. Cespedes (9), T. Rivera (12), J. Reyes (14)
  • HR - M. Conforto (15), T. Rivera (5)
  • RBI - M. Conforto 4 (45), A. Cabrera 3 (27), Y. Cespedes (20), T. Rivera 3 (24), J. Reyes (30), T. d'Arnaud (29), J. deGrom (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Cabrera 3 (10), Y. Cespedes (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - D. LeMahieu, P. Valaika, M. Reynolds
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - Y. Cespedes (3)
  • DP - T. d'Arnaud, Y. Cespedes
  • E - J. deGrom
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gray (L, 2-1)2.09883106.231.81-18.5
Z. Rosscup2.03110313.381.133.5
M. Dunn1.00001205.221.643.0
J. Lyles2.05330216.691.46-1.0
S. Oberg1.02223005.701.65-4.0
Total8.0191414782---
PITCHERSIP
J. Gray (L, 2-1)2.0
Z. Rosscup2.0
M. Dunn1.0
J. Lyles2.0
S. Oberg1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. deGrom (W, 10-3)8.042111103.481.1833.5
J. Edgin1.02001203.781.501.0
Total9.06212130---
PITCHERSIP
J. deGrom (W, 10-3)8.0
J. Edgin1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 68-39, Z. Rosscup 40-26, M. Dunn 20-11, J. Lyles 34-21, S. Oberg 35-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 3-1, Z. Rosscup 1-2, J. Lyles 3-1, S. Oberg 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Gray 17, Z. Rosscup 9, M. Dunn 4, J. Lyles 11, S. Oberg 8
PITCHING
  • WP - J. deGrom (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 104-73, J. Edgin 25-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 5-7
  • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 28, J. Edgin 6
  • 8TH INNING
    Cespedes reached on an infield single to shortstop, Granderson scored, Conforto to third, Cabrera to second214
    Cabrera walked, Reyes scored, Granderson to third, Conforto to second213
  • 7TH INNING
    Conforto homered to left, d'Arnaud and deGrom scored212
  • 6TH INNING
    Blackmon scored, LeMahieu to third on wild pitch29
  • 4TH INNING
    Rivera homered to left19
  • 3RD INNING
    Cabrera singled to center, Reyes and d'Arnaud scored18
    Conforto grounded out to shortstop, Duda scored, Reyes to third, d'Arnaud to second16
    Reyes singled to center, Rivera scored, Duda to second15
    Rivera doubled to deep right center, Cespedes and Bruce scored14
  • 2ND INNING
    deGrom singled to shallow center, Reyes scored12
    d'Arnaud grounded out to third, Duda scored, Reyes to third11
  • 1ST INNING
    Parra singled to right, LeMahieu scored, Arenado to second10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Josh Edgin pitching
    • Matt Reynolds at third
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu singled to left
    • A. Amarista: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Amarista struck out swinging
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Parra singled to right, LeMahieu to third
    • M. Reynolds: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Parra to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez walked
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Ball, Foul, Valaika flied out to center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • R. Hanigan: Hanigan flied out to right
    • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Scott Oberg pitching
    • Alexi Amarista in center
    • L. Duda: Foul, Ball, Duda lined out to second
    • J. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Reyes singled to right
    • T. d'Arnaud: In play
    • C. Granderson: d'Arnaud flied out to deep center
    • Curtis Granderson hit for Jacob deGrom
    • J. deGrom: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Granderson walked, Reyes to second
    • M. Conforto: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Conforto walked, Reyes to third, Granderson to second
    • A. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cabrera walked, Reyes scored, Granderson to third, Conforto to second
    • Y. Cespedes: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Cespedes reached on an infield single to shortstop, Granderson scored, Conforto to third, Cabrera to second
    • J. Bruce: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bruce grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Reynolds lined out to center
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez popped out to second
    • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Valaika grounded out to catcher
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lyles Pitching:
    • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Ball, d'Arnaud reached on an infield single to third
    • J. deGrom: Ball, deGrom singled to left, d'Arnaud to second
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Strike swinging, Conforto homered to left, d'Arnaud and deGrom scored
    • A. Cabrera: Cabrera singled to left
    • Y. Cespedes: Foul, Ball, Cespedes grounded out to third, Cabrera to second
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bruce struck out swinging
    • T. Rivera: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rivera struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Blackmon doubled to deep center
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu walked
    • Raimel Tapia hit for Mike Dunn
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Foul, Tapia grounded out to second, Blackmon to third, LeMahieu to second
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon scored, LeMahieu to third on wild pitch, Parra flied into double play left to catcher, LeMahieu out at home
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jordan Lyles pitching
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Strike swinging, Bruce flied out to center
    • T. Rivera: Strike looking, Rivera grounded out to third
    • L. Duda: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Duda singled to right
    • J. Reyes: Ball, Reyes grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • P. Valaika: Valaika flied out to deep right
    • R. Hanigan: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hanigan struck out swinging
    • Trevor Story hit for Zac Rosscup
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Mike Dunn pitching
    • Trevor Story at shortstop
    • Pat Valaika at third
    • J. deGrom: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, deGrom fouled out to third
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Conforto walked
    • A. Cabrera: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
    • Y. Cespedes: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cespedes struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Parra flied out to left
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Rosscup Pitching:
    • T. Rivera: Strike looking, Rivera homered to left
    • L. Duda: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Duda popped out to third
    • J. Reyes: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, d'Arnaud popped out to first
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Arenado lined out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • Y. Cespedes: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Cespedes doubled to right
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bruce singled to left, Cespedes to third
    • T. Rivera: Rivera doubled to deep right center, Cespedes and Bruce scored
    • L. Duda: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Duda walked
    • J. Reyes: Strike looking, Strike looking, Reyes singled to center, Rivera scored, Duda to second
    • T. d'Arnaud: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, d'Arnaud walked, Duda to third, Reyes to second
    • Zac Rosscup relieved Jon Gray
    • J. deGrom: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, deGrom struck out swinging
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Conforto grounded out to shortstop, Duda scored, Reyes to third, d'Arnaud to second
    • A. Cabrera: Foul, Ball, Cabrera singled to center, Reyes and d'Arnaud scored
    • Y. Cespedes: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cespedes singled to left, Cabrera to second
    • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Bruce struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (6 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Ball, Valaika grounded out to pitcher
    • R. Hanigan: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hanigan struck out swinging
    • J. Gray: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Gray struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • L. Duda: Foul, Ball, Duda singled to shallow left center
    • J. Reyes: Ball, Reyes doubled to deep right, Duda to third
    • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, d'Arnaud grounded out to third, Duda scored, Reyes to third
    • J. deGrom: Ball, Ball, deGrom singled to shallow center, Reyes scored
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Conforto singled to right, deGrom to second
    • A. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cabrera grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Conforto out at second
    • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Blackmon singled to center
    • D. LeMahieu: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, LeMahieu reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Blackmon out at second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Arenado reached on an infield single to shortstop, LeMahieu to third on deGrom fielding error
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Parra singled to right, LeMahieu scored, Arenado to second
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • M. Conforto: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Conforto struck out looking
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cabrera lined out to center
    • Y. Cespedes: Strike looking, Foul, Cespedes singled to center
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bruce walked, Cespedes to second
    • T. Rivera: Ball, Rivera grounded out to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)