DeGrom Ks 14 and homers to help Mets beat Marlins 6-4

MIAMI (AP) With his first swing of the night, Jacob deGrom hit the ball farther than any of the Miami Marlins hit it against him.

Often they failed to connect at all.

DeGrom clubbed a homer and struck out a career-high 14 in seven shutout innings to help the New York Mets beat Miami 6-4 Wednesday night and complete a three-game sweep.

DeGrom (2-0) allowed three hits, walked one and ended his streak of five consecutive losses to the lowly Marlins. Only one Miami runner reached second base against him.

''Tonight was probably the best I've felt in a long time,'' deGrom said.

That's quite an admission, considering he's the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner.

''He just does the same thing every time,'' Mets manager Mickey Callaway said. ''You look up at the end and it's something really impressive. He probably has the best stuff in all the major leagues, maybe for a long time. What he's doing is historic.''

The Mets nearly wasted deGrom's latest gem. They took a 6-0 lead into the ninth, but Miami eventually brought the tying run to the plate.

The Mets held on, and headed back for their home opener at Citi Field on Thursday against Washington with a 5-1 record.

''You want to come out of the gates playing good baseball,'' deGrom said, ''and hopefully continue to do that all year.''

DeGrom extended the NL's longest active scoreless streak to 26 innings and allowed less than four runs for the 31st consecutive start, extending his big league record. Miami was the last team to score more than three against him - last April 10.

DeGrom had made eight starts versus the Marlins since his most recent win over them on July 6, 2016. He's 5-6 against Miami, which has beaten him more than any other team.

An infielder at Stetson University before he was converted into a pitcher, deGrom pulled the first pitch from Trevor Richards in the third inning into the Mets' bullpen for his second career home run.

DeGrom said he stepped to the plate ready to swing and thinking about hitting a homer. And he took the mound in the seventh thinking about strikeouts.

''I knew if I struck out the side it would be a career high,'' he said. "Once I got the first two guys, it became a goal."

The homer had deGrom smiling when he returned to the dugout, but he said the strikeouts gave him more satisfaction. He's the first Mets pitcher to start a season with consecutive double-digit strikeout games.

He departed after throwing 114 pitches, a total he topped just twice last year. Two Mets relievers allowed four runs in the ninth before Edwin Diaz came on to get Curtis Granderson to fly out with a runner on for his third save.

Richards (0-1) came up short in his matchup with deGrom, allowing three runs in six innings.

''When you have a guy like that over there, it's tough,'' Richards said. ''You can't make many mistakes, and I made a couple.''

METS OFFENSE

Amed Rosario tripled home the Mets' first run in the second. Rookie Pete Alonso doubled home a run in the third, and he scored on Robinson Cano's double in the seventh.

New York rested catcher Wilson Ramos, but he delivered a pinch-hit RBI single in the eighth to hike his average to .474 and make the score 6-0.

NO SHOWS

DeGrom's start failed to stir South Florida from its apathy toward baseball. Attendance was 7,486.

REPEAT

For the second year in a row, the Mets are off to a 5-1 start and the Marlins have started 2-5.

''People probably think I'm crazy, but I like our club,'' Miami manager Don Mattingly said. ''They're going to pitch and be competitive. We're going to be in a ton of games.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: LF Brandon Nimmo was back in the lineup after getting hit on the left hand by a pitch Tuesday.

UP NEXT

Mets: RHP Noah Syndergaard (0-0, 6.00) is scheduled to start their home opener Thursday when he pitches for the second time in a row against the Nationals and RHP Stephen Strasburg (0-0, 6.00). Syndergaard has won his past seven home decisions.

Marlins: Following a day off, the Marlins begin their first trip Friday when RHP Pablo Lopez (1-0, 5.06) starts at Atlanta.

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  • W: J. deGrom (2-0)L: T. Richards (0-1)S: E. Diaz (3)
  • HR: NYM - J. deGrom (1)
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T. Nido C30000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- D. Smith PH-1B11110000.500.545.5001.0453.0
J. deGrom P31111000.200.200.8001.0006.0
b- W. Ramos PH-C10110000.474.500.5261.0262.0
  • a-singled for Nido in the 8th
  • b-singled for deGrom in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Granderson LF30000221.231.421.538.9601.0
B. Anderson 3B40100012.179.233.214.4480.5
N. Walker 1B31000112.214.353.429.7821.5
S. Castro 2B41100012.321.345.536.8811.5
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a- M. Prado PH11110000.500.529.6251.1544.0
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C. Wallach C30000021.429.500.5711.071-1.0
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  • a-doubled for Brice in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Wallach in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - P. Alonso (4), R. Cano, M. Conforto
  • 3B - A. Rosario
  • HR - J. deGrom
  • RBI - P. Alonso (7), R. Cano (3), A. Rosario (5), D. Smith (4), J. deGrom, W. Ramos (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Cano (3), A. Rosario, D. Smith (3), W. Ramos (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Nimmo, M. Conforto, J. Davis, K. Broxton 2 (2), T. Nido 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Prado (2), R. Herrera 2 (2)
  • RBI - M. Prado (2), L. Brinson (2), R. Herrera (2), M. Rojas (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Herrera (2), M. Rojas (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Granderson, B. Anderson, S. Castro, J. Riddle, C. Wallach, T. Richards
FIELDING
  • E - M. Rojas (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. deGrom (W, 2-0)7.030011400.000.7734.0
L. Avilan1.023320020.253.75-4.0
R. Gsellman0.22110106.002.33-2.5
E. Diaz (S, 3)0.10000000.001.137.0
PITCHERSIP
J. deGrom (W, 2-0)7.0
L. Avilan1.0
R. Gsellman0.2
E. Diaz (S, 3)0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Richards (L, 0-1)6.05333713.001.178.5
N. Anderson1.02110202.701.201.0
A. Brice2.03200100.001.003.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Richards (L, 0-1)6.0
N. Anderson1.0
A. Brice2.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 114-79, L. Avilan 29-14, R. Gsellman 16-13, E. Diaz 5-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 1-6, L. Avilan 1-2, R. Gsellman 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 25, L. Avilan 7, R. Gsellman 4, E. Diaz
PITCHING
  • WP - A. Brice
  • IBB - T. Richards 2 (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Richards 97-59, N. Anderson 27-20, A. Brice 35-25
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Richards 4-7, A. Brice 3-3
  • Batters Faced - T. Richards 26, N. Anderson 5, A. Brice 10
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Lagares CF10000000.154.267.385.6510.0
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L. Guillorme 2B00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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J. Davis 3B51000024.158.238.263.5010.0
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  • a-singled for Nido in the 8th
  • b-singled for deGrom in the 8th
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C. Granderson LF30000221.231.421.538.9601.0
B. Anderson 3B40100012.179.233.214.4480.5
N. Walker 1B31000112.214.353.429.7821.5
S. Castro 2B41100012.321.345.536.8811.5
J. Riddle SS30000031.231.231.692.923-1.5
A. Brice P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Prado PH11110000.500.529.6251.1544.0
L. Brinson CF40110011.269.296.346.6421.5
C. Wallach C30000021.429.500.5711.071-1.0
b- J. Alfaro PH10000011.222.300.389.689-0.5
R. Herrera RF41210010.227.261.318.5795.5
T. Richards P20000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
N. Anderson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Rojas SS20110000.286.318.381.6992.0
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  • a-doubled for Brice in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Wallach in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - P. Alonso (4), R. Cano, M. Conforto
  • 3B - A. Rosario
  • HR - J. deGrom
  • RBI - P. Alonso (7), R. Cano (3), A. Rosario (5), D. Smith (4), J. deGrom, W. Ramos (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Cano (3), A. Rosario, D. Smith (3), W. Ramos (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Nimmo, M. Conforto, J. Davis, K. Broxton 2 (2), T. Nido 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Prado (2), R. Herrera 2 (2)
  • RBI - M. Prado (2), L. Brinson (2), R. Herrera (2), M. Rojas (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Herrera (2), M. Rojas (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Granderson, B. Anderson, S. Castro, J. Riddle, C. Wallach, T. Richards
FIELDING
  • E - M. Rojas (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. deGrom (W, 2-0)7.030011400.000.7734.0
L. Avilan1.023320020.253.75-4.0
R. Gsellman0.22110106.002.33-2.5
E. Diaz (S, 3)0.10000000.001.137.0
Total9.07443150---
PITCHERSIP
J. deGrom (W, 2-0)7.0
L. Avilan1.0
R. Gsellman0.2
E. Diaz (S, 3)0.1
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Richards (L, 0-1)6.05333713.001.178.5
N. Anderson1.02110202.701.201.0
A. Brice2.03200100.001.003.5
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PITCHERSIP
T. Richards (L, 0-1)6.0
N. Anderson1.0
A. Brice2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 114-79, L. Avilan 29-14, R. Gsellman 16-13, E. Diaz 5-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 1-6, L. Avilan 1-2, R. Gsellman 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 25, L. Avilan 7, R. Gsellman 4, E. Diaz
PITCHING
  • WP - A. Brice
  • IBB - T. Richards 2 (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Richards 97-59, N. Anderson 27-20, A. Brice 35-25
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Richards 4-7, A. Brice 3-3
  • Batters Faced - T. Richards 26, N. Anderson 5, A. Brice 10
  • 9TH INNING
    Rojas singled to right center, Herrera scored64
    Herrera doubled to deep left, Prado scored63
    Brinson grounded out to third, Castro scored, Prado to third62
    Prado doubled to deep right, Walker scored, Castro to third61
  • 8TH INNING
    Ramos singled to center, Smith scored60
    Smith singled to right, Davis scored, Smith to second50
  • 7TH INNING
    Cano doubled to left, Alonso scored40
  • 3RD INNING
    Alonso doubled to deep left, Nimmo scored30
    deGrom homered to right20
  • 2ND INNING
    Rosario tripled to deep right center, Broxton scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • A. Brice Pitching:
    • J. Lagares: Strike looking, Lagares flied out to shallow right
    • R. Cano: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Cano grounded out to second
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Conforto singled to center
    • J. Davis: Foul, Ball, Conforto to second on wild pitch, Davis fouled out to catcher
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Luis Guillorme at second base
    • N. Walker: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Walker walked
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Castro singled to center, Walker to second
    • Martin Prado hit for Austin Brice
    • M. Prado: Ball, Strike looking, Prado doubled to deep right, Walker scored, Castro to third
    • Robert Gsellman relieved Luis Avilan
    • L. Brinson: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, Brinson grounded out to third, Castro scored, Prado to third
    • Jorge Alfaro hit for Chad Wallach
    • J. Alfaro: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • R. Herrera: Strike swinging, Herrera doubled to deep left, Prado scored
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Rojas singled to right center, Herrera scored
    • Edwin Diaz relieved Robert Gsellman
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Granderson flied out to deep left
    • End of the 9th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Austin Brice pitching
    • Miguel Rojas at shortstop
    • J. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Davis safe at first on shortstop Rojas fielding error
    • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Broxton grounded out to pitcher, Davis to second
    • A. Rosario: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rosario popped out to second
    • Dominic Smith hit for Tomas Nido
    • D. Smith: Strike looking, Smith singled to right, Davis scored, Smith to second
    • Wilson Ramos hit for Jacob deGrom
    • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ramos singled to center, Smith scored
    • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Nimmo struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Luis Avilan pitching
    • Juan Lagares in center field
    • R. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Herrera flied out to deep right
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Rojas grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Granderson walked
    • B. Anderson: Anderson popped out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Nick Anderson relieved Trevor Richards
    • J. deGrom: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, deGrom lined out to second
    • B. Nimmo: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Nimmo struck out looking
    • P. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Alonso singled to shallow left
    • R. Cano: Ball, Strike looking, Cano doubled to left, Alonso scored
    • M. Conforto: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Conforto struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • J. Riddle: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Riddle struck out swinging
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • C. Wallach: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Wallach struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Conforto doubled to right
    • J. Davis: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Davis grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Broxton: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Broxton struck out swinging
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Rosario intentionally walked
    • T. Nido: Ball, Strike swinging, Nido flied out to right
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Granderson walked
    • B. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Walker lined out to shortstop
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Nimmo struck out swinging
    • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
    • R. Cano: Ball, Cano lined out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Brinson grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Wallach: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Wallach struck out swinging
    • R. Herrera: Ball, Herrera doubled to shallow center
    • T. Richards: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Richards struck out looking
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Rosario flied out to shallow right
    • T. Nido: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Nido struck out swinging
    • J. deGrom: deGrom grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Anderson singled to shallow right center
    • N. Walker: Walker flied out to deep center
    • S. Castro: Ball, Strike swinging, Castro flied out to deep center
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Riddle struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • J. deGrom: deGrom homered to right
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Nimmo walked
    • P. Alonso: Alonso doubled to deep left, Nimmo scored
    • R. Cano: Pickoff attempt, Cano flied out to left
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Conforto intentionally walked
    • J. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Davis struck out on foul tip
    • K. Broxton: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Broxton grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • R. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • T. Richards: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Richards struck out swinging
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Ball, Conforto grounded out to first
    • J. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Davis struck out on foul tip
    • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Ball, Broxton singled to right
    • A. Rosario: Pickoff attempt, Rosario tripled to deep right center, Broxton scored
    • T. Nido: Foul, Foul, Foul, Nido popped out to first
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Strike looking, Castro lined out to right
    • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Riddle struck out swinging
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Brinson singled to center
    • C. Wallach: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Wallach popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Nimmo struck out looking
    • P. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Alonso flied out to deep center
    • R. Cano: Ball, Cano popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
    • B. Anderson: Anderson flied out to deep right
    • N. Walker: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)