Jacob deGrom struck out 9 in a profitable return from the injured record and Tomas Nido hit a tiebreaking homer to ship the depleted Mets previous the Colorado Rockies, 3-1, on Tuesday evening.
Back from a bout with tightness on his proper facet, deGrom gave up solely Ryan McMahon’s solo homer in 5 innings of three-hit ball. The two-time Cy Young Award winner fired his traditional assortment of 100 mile-an-hour fastballs and nasty sliders throughout his first main league outing since May 9.
He walked none and was eliminated after 63 pitches. The nimble right-hander, who additionally singled on the plate for his eighth hit in seven video games this season, went three innings final Thursday in a rehab look for Class A St. Lucie, fanning eight.
Nido linked for a two-run shot off Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-3) within the sixth after Dominic Smith singled. Nido stopped at second when umpires initially dominated the ball in play, however they modified the decision to a house run with out advantage of replay following a huddle within the infield.
Cameras confirmed the ball certainly barely cleared the wall in left-center.
Nido then waved his arms to spur on the Citi Field crowd as he completed rounding the bases along with his third homer of the season. The backup catcher has been pressed into extra common responsibility these days as a result of the Mets have 16 gamers on the injured record, most within the majors.
Despite all of the accidents, the Mets (22-20) lead the N.L. East. They snapped a three-game slide and received for the fourth time in 11 video games.
Miguel Castro (1-1) struck out 4 in two hitless innings for the win. Edwin Díaz whiffed three within the ninth for his eighth save.
Kluber Leaves Loss With Shoulder Tightness
Steven Matz felt at dwelling in his return to New York, making it seem the Mets gave up too quickly once they jettisoned the left-hander to Toronto.
Matz restricted the Yankees to at least one run over six and two-thirds innings in his best outing in two years and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his main league-leading 16th dwelling run in a 6-2 victory on Tuesday that stopped the Blue Jays’ six-game skid and the Yankees’ six-game successful streak.
“It’s fun coming back here, just being around the city and the pulse of New York,” Matz stated. “You definitely feel the energy.’”
A 29-year-old left-hander from Stony Brook, N.Y., Matz received 11 video games for the Mets in 2019 however faltered to an 0-5 document and 9.68 E.R.A. in final 12 months’s pandemic-shortened season. The Mets traded him to Toronto in January with a 36-43 document over seven seasons in Queens.
With his father and uncle within the stands, Matz stated he felt pumped up. He reached 96.Four miles-an-hour, up from a mean of 94.7 for his fastball coming in.
“He was on. He was throwing all his pitches for strikes,” Blue Jays Manager Charlie Montoyo stated. “He’s got what it takes to be a really good starter in the big leagues, because he’s got good stuff.”
Matz (6-2), who entered with a 8.25 E.R.A. in three appearances within the Bronx, gave up six hits, struck out a season-high 10 and walked none. The Yankees didn’t advance a runner previous first till the seventh inning, when Clint Frazier doubled and Kyle Higashioka adopted with an R.B.I. single on Matz’s 112th and ultimate pitch — his most since June 2019.
“He’s got stuff that plays really well,” Frazier stated, “and I think that his fastball plays up in a sense because sometimes he makes you think that other pitches are coming.”
Tyler Chatwood and Jordan Romano completed with one-hit reduction, giving up an unearned run within the ninth, and Toronto improved to 5-2 in opposition to the Yankees this season.
Corey Kluber (4-3), making his first begin after pitching a no-hitter for the Yankees, had his outing minimize brief after three innings by shoulder tightness. The workforce stated the two-time Cy Young Award winner may have an M.R.I.
“I wouldn’t say alarmed at this point. I wish we knew more,” stated Kluber, who was restricted to at least one inning by a proper shoulder harm final season. “It doesn’t feel at all like what I dealt with last year.”
Bo Bichette reached on an infield single with one out within the third for the primary hit off Kluber, a 35-year-old right-hander who pitched his first no-hitter at Texas final Wednesday. Guerrero adopted with a drive into the right-field bullpen, giving a career-high for homers and 41 R.B.I., and stopping a 37-inning scoreless streak for Yankees starters.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. homered off Michael King within the fourth and shortstop Gleyber Torres made a two-run throwing error that prolonged the result in 5-Zero within the seventh. Randal Grichuk homered in opposition to Justin Wilson within the ninth, his 16th in opposition to the Yankees since 2018.