Despite their historic inability to help Jacob deGrom earn wins, the Mets on Wednesday at least rebounded in time to prevent the Marlins from stealing a key divisional game.
Wilson Ramos singled home Billy Hamilton in the eighth inning at Citi Field, allowing the Mets to eke out a 5-4 victory over the Marlins after blowing a three-run lead for deGrom in the top of the frame.
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Matching his career high with 14 strikeouts, deGrom allowed his only run when Matt Joyce led off the fourth with a bloop double that Statcast estimated to have a 7 percent hit probability. The next two batters grounded out, allowing Joyce to score. And that was about it. After deGrom permitted another leadoff hit in the fifth, he mowed down the final nine Marlins he faced in succession, seven of them via strikeout.
But Justin Wilson allowed hits to three of the four batters he faced in the eighth, prompting the Mets to turn to Edwin Díaz. The closer allowed an RBI single and walked in a run, before departing due to an apparent injury. Entering with a 2-1 count against Brian Anderson, Brad Brach then walked in another run to tie the game and stick deGrom with a no-decision.