DeGrom Exits With Hamstring Spasm, Mets Rally Past Phils 5-4

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jacob deGrom’s balky hamstring compelled an premature exit Wednesday night time. Now, the New York Mets ace hopes it will not imply an early finish to his season.

DeGrom left a uncommon tough outing due to a proper hamstring spasm, then watched his teammates erase a four-run deficit in rallying for a 5-Four victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

The 32-year-old deGrom first had points together with his hamstring in his earlier begin and it went away, so he did not inform the workforce. He could not shake the sensation early in opposition to the Phillies and this time did not take any possibilities.

“I think it’s just day by day,” he said. “What’s weird is running around, playing catch, it seems fine. Then once I get to full intensity in a game is when I feel it. Hopefully it’s something we can treat and get back out there as quick as possible.”

Phillies reliever Hector Neris (2-2) dropped the ball on the mound for a balk that moved the go-ahead run to second base within the ninth inning. Mets rookie Andres Gimenez hit an RBI single to place New York forward.

DeGrom had a surprisingly troublesome two innings that pointed towards an obvious harm and will derail his bid for a 3rd straight NL Cy Young Award. He allowed three earned runs in a begin for the primary time this season, pushing his ERA again over 2.00 at 2.09. The right-hander, who struck out 12 Phillies on Sept. 6, was pulled after solely 40 pitches and one strikeout.

He appeared to spike a water bottle in frustration within the dugout after a quick chat with pitching coach Jeremy Hefner and coach Brian Chicklo.

Hefner visited deGrom on the mound within the second inning when he allowed all his runs, however there was no fast indication he was damage. Michael Wacha changed deGrom within the third with New York trailing 3-0.

“They said, ‘Hey, there’s no reason to try and push through this and hurt something,’” deGrom mentioned.

After he was gone, the Mets grew to become the most recent workforce to strike in opposition to the beleaguered Phillies bullpen.

J.D. Davis tied it 4-all within the eighth in opposition to Adam Morgan on an RBI double off the wall on a misplayed ball by Adam Haseley in proper subject that took deGrom off the hook. The Phillies blew a save for the 11th time this season.

“Eventually you believe that it’s got to turn,” Phillies supervisor Joe Girardi mentioned.

Miguel Castro (2-1) struck out the ultimate two batters of the eighth and stranded two runners to earn the win. Edwin Diaz labored the ninth for his fourth save.

The Phillies blew one they wanted as they chase their first NL playoff berth since 2011. They hit deGrom uncharacteristically onerous within the second to take a 3-Zero lead. Andrew Knapp knocked an RBI double to proper, Haseley hit a sacrifice fly and Andrew McCutchen’s fielder’s alternative capped the scoring in opposition to deGrom.

DeGrom had been 8-1 with a 2.16 ERA in 16 profession begins vs. Philadelphia. He didn’t file a strikeout on his first time by means of a workforce’s batting order for the primary time in 103 begins.

Wacha allowed Jean Segura’s sixth homer within the fourth to make it 4-0.

Zack Wheeler appeared poised to cruise towards his third win of the season in opposition to his former workforce. Like deGrom, Wheeler was bothered by an harm — although yet another gross than extreme. Wheeler missed his final flip after he ripped the fingernail of his proper center finger when he tripped placing on a pair of denims.

“It’s hanging on. But it’s there,” Wheeler mentioned.

The Mets bought a run within the fourth and Davis hit a two-run homer off Wheeler within the sixth to make it 4-3. Wheeler gave up three runs and 7 hits in 7 1/Three innings. He struck out two.

Phillies: Placed RHP Jake Arrieta on the 10-day IL with a proper hamstring pressure; positioned OF Kyle Garlick on the 10-day IL with a proper indirect pressure. Arrieta, the 2015 NL Cy Young Award winner, was injured in his begin Tuesday in opposition to the Mets. … 1B Rhys Hoskins will try to return this season from a left elbow pressure, however surgical procedure is just not off the desk. Because the harm is on his non-throwing elbow, he may return earlier subsequent season if Tommy John surgical procedure is required. “My grip power was higher at this time than it was a few days in the past, in order that’s a superb signal,” Hoskins mentioned.

Slumping 1B Pete Alonso was not within the Mets’ beginning lineup after going 1 for 17 with six strikeouts during the last 4 video games.

“We’re trying to get to that consistency part with him,” supervisor Luis Rojas mentioned. “We’ve seen Pete have a superb sport the place his swing is like we wish it to be, then sort of go a few steps again.”

Alonso pinch-hit for Brandon Nimmo within the eighth and grounded out.

The Phillies promoted OF Mickey Moniak from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The 22-year-old Moniak was the No. 1 total decide within the 2016 draft and hit .252 with 11 house runs and 67 RBIs at Double-A Reading in 2019.

The Phillies ship RHP Aaron Nola (5-3, 2.40 ERA) to the mound in opposition to Mets RHP Seth Lugo (2-3, 2.63 ERA) on Thursday.

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