Jacob deGrom added another stellar start to his Cy Young resume, as he kept the Nats at bay in a 4-2 win down in Washington D.C. on Friday night.
Things you should know about tonight's game...
1) DeGrom allowed just one run on three hits while striking out eight and walking one over seven innings of work. It was the 28th straight start that he has allowed three runs or fewer this season, which extends his MLB record. As the season winds down, it was yet another impressive outing that bolsters his running in the Cy Young race.
2) Despite not seeing significant time behind the plate lately, Devin Mesoraco showed out in D.C. tonight. He went 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI. Jay Bruce also came in the clutch during his at-bats. He drove home the first run of the game with a single in the first, and had an RBI double in the third.
3) After deGrom came out, it was Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman who came out to finish it. Lugo had a scoreless eighth inning, but Gsellman wasn't so lucky in the ninth for his save opportunity. He allowed one run in on two hits, but managed to close it out to give deGrom his ninth win on the season.
The Mets (72-82) finish up their final road series of 2018 against the Nationals (77-77) on Saturday at Nationals Park at 4:05 p.m. It will be Corey Oswalt going up against Tanner Roark on the mound.