Mets Hold On. Streak Hits 7

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by Ed Tsunoda on April 19, 2015

Jacob deGrom was stellar for 7 innings shutting out the Marlins and striking out 8, and the Mets piled up 5 runs capped off by Wilmer Flores’ two run homer in the 6th, which proved just enough margin for the bullpen to hang on for a 5-4 win. Travis d’Arnaud also homered, and Michael Cuddyer, Juan Lagares, Flores, and Eric Campbell each contributed two hits. BOX | RECAP

deGrom’s dominance set the tone early, and the Mets held off a ninth-inning rally to claim a 5-4 victory over the Marlins, extending New York’s winning streak to seven straight. The 2014 National League Rookie of the Year now hasn’t given up a run in 18 1/3 innings.

Miami stormed back from four down in the ninth, scoring three times to make it interesting. Off Carlos Torres, Michael Morse belted a solo home run, and with two outs, Dee Gordon’s two-run single — his fifth hit of game — made it a one-run game. But lefty Alex Torres struck out Christian Yelich for his first save.

“To walk out in that mound in this setting and be cool and calm, it’s a tribute to the makeup he’s got,” Mets manager Terry Collins said of deGrom. “The Minor League coaches that had this guy, they said he’s special. And they hit it right on the head.”

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