The Mets blew a four-run, ninth-inning lead, but Curtis Granderson hit a walk-off home run in the bottom half of the inning to propel the Mets to a 6-5 win over the Dodgers. >> Read the full AP recap at SNY.tv.
In case you missed it…
- Leading off the ninth, Granderson smacked his ninth home run of the year to right field off Pedro Baez.
- Jeurys Familia was charged with four runs in the ninth inning, allowing Chase Utley to hit a game-tying, three-run double.
- Jacob deGrom worked in and out of trouble through seven innings, but he struck out seven and held the Dodgers to just one run.
- The Mets jumped on 19-year-old starter Julio Urias early with three runs in the first inning. Neil Walker doubled in the first run and Juan Lagares drove in two with a single.
- David Wright hit a home run for the third consecutive game, hitting a shot to right-center field in the fourth inning.
- Lagares added a solo home run of his own off Joe Blanton in the fifth. His three RBIs tied a single-game career high.
- Jerry Blevins and Addison Reed combined to pitch a shutout eighth inning.
Tim Reilly: Thank you, Curtis Granderson, for saving the day. That would have been such a gut punch had the Mets gone on to lose that game with Chase Utley playing the role of the villain, again. Granderson has had a tough go of it at the plate - let's hope this jumpstarts a hot streak for him.
Jacob deGrom put together his best performance of the season on Friday night. With Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz having breakthrough starts to their season, Bartolo Colon making headlines with his bat and Matt Harvey struggling, to put it lightly, deGrom has gone under the radar as the forgotten man in the rotation.
It was a pleasant sight to see deGrom light up the radar gun a little bit tonight. He still didn't possess his best stuff, but he always seems to find a way to battle his way through a start. DeGrom now possess a 2.80 ERA on the season, and I think it's safe to put any worry about him to rest.
Tomorrow - following the on-field celebration of the Mets 1986 World Series Championship team - would be a poetic time for Syndergaard to seek retribution on Utley to start off the game. That '86 squad was known for their tough, brash play. It would be a fitting way to continue honoring that beloved team. I wouldn't be surprised to see an old timer or two try to get in the mix if something were to break out…
News and notes…
- The Mets have now won six of their last seven games and four consecutive at Citi Field.
- Through 47 games, the Mets have hit 69 home runs, the most they've ever hit through that many games. They've hit homers in seven straight games.
- Wright's five home runs in May are the most he's hit in one month since June 2013, when he also hit five.
- The win is the Mets' second walk-off victory in the last week. It was Granderson's second career walk-off homer.
- The Mets are now 10-6 in one-run contests this season.
- The Mets (28-19) will play the Dodgers (25-24) in the second game of their series on Saturday night 7:15 p.m. Noah Syndergaard (5-2, 1.94 ERA) will get the start and be opposed by rookie RHP Kenta Maeda (3-3, 3.29 ERA).