The Mets' bats came to life in the ninth inning, leading to a 4-2 win over the White Sox, the team's sixth straight victory. >> Box score
Six takeaways from Wednesday's game
1) Jacob deGrom continued his stellar pitching for the Mets while getting little run support from the team's lineup, an unfortunate trend this season when he starts. In seven innings of work, deGrom allowed one run on five hits. In total, deGrom fanned 11 batters, the seventh time this season and 39th time in his career he's reached double-digit strikeouts in a game. Overall, deGrom has at least eight strikeouts in 13 of his 22 starts this season.
2) Robinson Cano broke out of an 0-23 slump, the longest of his major league career, in the sixth inning with a single to left field, which later helped his team tie the game.
3) On Cano's hit, Michael Conforto, who walked, hustled to third base. Later in the inning, Conforto's smart base running helped the Mets tie the game. Wilson Ramos hit a grounder to third and Conforto took off for home as contact was made. Ryan Goins opted to throw to catcher James McCann at home, but Conforto snuck under the tag and with a sprawling slide and touched the plate with his hand.
4) The Mets benefited from a strange play in the bottom of the eighth inning. After Justin Wilson walked Goins and uncorked a wild pitch to send Goins to second, Wilson walked Wellington Castillo to give Chicago first and second with one out. Jon Jay then grounded a ball up the middle that looked like it may have squeaked into the outfield, but the ball hit the second base umpire and was immediately ruled a dead ball, loading the bases and taking a potential run off the board. Tim Anderson then grounded into a fielder's choice to end the inning.
5) In the top of the ninth, Ramos reached first on an Anderson error. Following a JD Davis single, Todd Frazier stung a single into right field, scoring pinch runner Aaron Altherr, giving the Mets a 2-1 lead. Later in the inning, the Mets loaded the bases with one away for Jeff McNeil, who went down swinging. With two away, Conforto delivered again, lacing a two-run single to right to give the Mets a 4-1 lead.
6) With a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the ninth, the Mets once again turned the ball to Edwin Diaz. After blowing the save on Tuesday, Diaz struck out the first two hitters that he faced. With two outs, Leury Garcia launched a solo home run, but Diaz then stuck out Goins to close out the game.
The Mets and White Sox wrap their three-game series on Thursday at 2:10 p.m. on SNY. Zack Wheeler (7-6, 4.71 ERA) faces Dylan Cease (1-3, 6.86) on the mound.