Jacob deGrom’s 31 scoreless innings streak came to end as the Mets lost the third game of the series against the Boston Red Sox at Citi Field, 6-5. deGrom pitched six innings of two-run ball, letting up three hits, a walk, and four strikeouts, and even hit 101 mph with his fastball. The scoreless inning streak came to an end in the fourth inning with Mitch Moreland tying the game on an RBI double making it 1-1. Boston took the lead on a wild pitch by deGrom making it 2-1 in the same inning.
The Mets tied the game on Brandon Nimmo’s first home run of the season in the 5th inning. Andrès Gimènez hit a go-ahead RBI triple in the sixth inning in his first MLB start, giving New York a 3-2 lead.
deGrom was in line for a rare win until Christian Vásquez tied the game with a home run off Seth Lugo in the seventh inning making it 3-3. Moreland gave Boston the lead in the eigth inning off Justin Wilson on a slow roller to third base that Jeff McNeil couldn’t handle with the bases loaded. Vázquez added a two-RBI single off Wilson giving the Red Sox a 6-3 lead.
New York looks to take the series against Boston with Steven Matz on the hill on Thursday night.
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