Jacob deGrom threw six shutout innings to lead the Mets past the Hammerheads and even their best-of-three game South Division series at one game each. The third and final game will be Thursday night.
deGrom's line: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K. In five starts between the regular season and playoffs in the FSL, he's now allowed 18 hits in 27.2 innings, five runs, 8 BB and 23 K for a combined 1.65 ERA. The Mets have generally waited 12-15 starts before promoting a starter, but deGrom is already 24 and has made a strong case to start 2013 in double-A.
The Mets broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the seventh when with two outs, 2B TJ Rivera singled, CF Cesar Puello reached on an error, and LF Alonzo Harris singled to left to score Rivera.
DH Darrell Ceciliani and 1B Richard Lucas were each 2-for-4 with Lucas adding a double and an RBI.