Mets Finally Provide Jacob deGrom Some Run Support
Brandon Nimmo homered twice and drove in four runs, and Jacob deGrom pitched eight strong innings as the visiting Mets beat the Colorado Rockies by a score of 12-2 on Monday night.
Wilmer Flores and Devin Mesoraco also homered for the Mets, who have followed a four-game losing streak with three straight wins.
Gerardo Parra had two hits and drove in a run for Colorado, which has lost eight straight at home to fall to 11-20 at Coors Field.
The Mets backed another solid outing from deGrom (5-2) with 15 hits. The Mets’ ace struck out seven and allowed two runs — one earned — to drop his ERA to 1.51, tops in the major leagues.
Ender Inciarte walk-off safety squeeze capped a frenetic final two innings of play Saturday night, as the Mets suffered a disheartening, 4-3 loss to the Braves at SunTrust Park. It marked the second disastrous performance by the Mets’ relief corps in a six-day span, as Jacob deGrom experienced a serious bout of déjà vu: He performed brilliantly and departed the game as the winning pitcher, only to see his teammates cough it up with a flourish.
Nimmo, who had four hits, led off the game with an inside-the-park home run off Tyler Anderson (4-2). He hit an 0-2 pitch off the wall in right-center, and when the ball bounced toward the right field line instead of back into the gap, it fooled the right fielder Carlos Gonzalez. Nimmo took advantage, racing around the bases and scoring standing up to give the Mets the early lead.
Jose Bautista’s groundout in the second scored Michael Conforto to make it 2-0, but Parra’s run-scoring double in the bottom of the inning cut the deficit in half.
Flores hit a solo home run in the fourth — his fourth of the season — and Nimmo went deep again in the seventh to extend the lead to 4-1.
The Rockies got another run back in the seventh when Bautista misplayed Ian Desmond’s single to right, which allowed Parra to score from first base to make it 4-2.
The Mets extended the lead in the eighth inning when Conforto led off with a double and Mesoraco homered off Jake McGee.
New York then put the game away with a six-run ninth inning. Mesoraco and Bautista drew consecutive bases-loaded walks off reliever Jeff Hoffman. Amed Rosario, who had three hits, doubled home two more runs and Nimmo drove in two more with a single to make it 12-2.