Cy Young candidate Jacob deGrom didn't allow an earned run in his third career complete game as the Mets defeated Philadelphia 3-1 in a rain-delayed game at Citizens Bank Park.
Things you should know about Saturday's game
1) .DeGrom, who improved to 8-7, struck out nine and scattered seven hits with no walks on 99 pitches. He stayed in despite a 41-minute rain delay after the top of the fourth. He threw 99 mph on his 107th of 108 pitches.
2) DeGrom was charged with a questionable error in the seventh, when the Phils scored their unearned run. After two one-out singles, Odubel Herrera grounded to Flores at first. Flores threw to shortstop Amed Rosario to get the second out, but deGrom couldn't handle the relay throw. However, deGrom threw to McNeil to get Herrera at first after Herrera turned briefly for second. Herrera was initially called safe before the play was overturned on replay.
3) Jeff McNeil had a big day, scoring the Mets' first run and driving in the third in the seventh with a triple. McNeil scored in the fourth on Wilmer Flores' RBI single after advancing to third on an errant pickoff attempt by the Phils' Jake Arrieta. McNeil also had a stolen base.
4). Devin Mesoraco homered in the seventh for the Mets' second run.
News and notes
DeGrom surpassed 200 strikeouts for the third time in his career and kept an opponent to three runs or fewer for his 22nd straight start this season. The Mets' record of 24 is held by Dwight Gooden, who did it in 1985 when he was 24-4.
DeGrom's ERA is down to 1.71 which would be 2nd-lowest in Mets history behind Gooden's 1.53 in 1985. Gooden's ERA going into September that year was 1.81.
DeGrom pitched throught the eighth for the seventh time this season and fifth in his past 10 starts.
The Phillies used an old mugshot of a long-haired deGrom when he came to bat in the seventh.
Rosario scored on McNeil's two-out triple despite not appearing to run hard on the crack of the bat.
Highlights from Saturday's game
The Mets wrap up their series against the Phillies Sunday at 7:08 p.m. on ESPN in a game that will be played in Williamsport, Pa., home of the Little League World Series. Jason Vargas (2-8, 8.10) faces Nick Pivetta (7-9, 4.37)