Jacob deGrom guided the Mets to a 8-2 victory over the Pirates on Friday night, as he recorded 10 strikeouts and gave up just one run on six hits in 8.1 innings of work.
DeGrom's outing marked the longest by a Mets pitcher so far this season.
"He's our guy right now," manager Terry Collins said after the game, according to the New York Post. "We've got to have him go out and shut the other team down, and he did that tonight."
DeGrom threw a season-high 118 pitches and recorded his fifth double-digit strikeout game of the 2017 campaign.
The right-hander currently owns a 3.23 ERA, 86 strikeouts and a 1.25 WHIP. He has given up just 10 hits in his last two outings, including just one run. He tossed seven innings, surrendering just four hits and zero runs in a win over the Angels on May 19.