Mets RHP Jacob deGrom pitched the third inning and allowed a home run in the MLB All-Star game on Tuesday night at Nationals Park.
DeGrom entered in relief of NL starter Max Scherzer and retired the first two batters to face him before Mike Trout homered to left field. DeGrom struck out J.D. Martinez for the third out.
Playing in his second MLB All-Star game, deGrom threw 15 pitches, 10 of which were strikes. He was replaced in the fourth inning by Braves RHP Mike Foltynewicz.
DeGrom struck out the only three batters he faced in his first All-Star game in 2015. This time around, he entered the All-Star game after a tremendous first half of the season. DeGrom leads the Majors with a 1.68 ERA, is second in the NL with 149 strikeouts, and has an NL-leading 6.0 WAR.
DeGrom's 1.68 ERA in the first half tied Dwight Gooden as the best ERA by a Mets pitcher prior to the All-Star break.
The 30-year-old deGrom will get five days of rest before making his next start, which is slated for Sunday night at Yankee Stadium.