PHEW! The Mets barely made it 7 in a row tonight when they defeated the Marlins by the final score of 5-4. Everything (except for instant replays) is clicking for the Mets right now, from bad hops, timely strikeouts, and clutch hitting with runners in scoring position. Coming into the season, everyone expected the Mets to have really good pitching, but no one could have expected their starting staff (sadly excluding Gee) to be this dominant.
Jacob deGrom has moved way past his 2014 NL Rookie of the Year campaign, as it is clear he now has his sights set on the 2015 NL CY Young Award. Yes, it is early. However, deGrom has not surrendered a run since the first inning of the season when he gave up a 2-run homer to Ryan Zimmerman. He has now pitched 18.1 scoreless innings while only walking 3 and striking out 25 so far on the season. His ERA and WHIP both sit below 1.00. Amazin’!
Eric Campbell may not be a starter, or have great talent, but he does all of the little things right. In the first 2 games of this series, his first 2 since being re-called, he had 2 huge late game sacrifice flies. Tonight, he did better then that, with a clutch opposite field RBI single and some solid defense and heads up base running. He is surely no David Wright, but those are big shoes to fill for most. The fact that the Mets haven’t skipped a beat since losing their Captain is what’s most important.
Tonight’s win (the Mets 7th straight) is their longest streak since posting 8 straight victories from June 10-18, 2010.