Pete Alonso scores on Jeff McNeil's grounder and gives the Mets a 1-0 lead in the top of the 2nd inning
Jeff McNeil rips a two-run double to right field, scoring Brandon Nimmo and Francisco Lindor and trimming the Rockies lead to 3-2 in the 4th
The deGrominator came oh so close to finally catching Tom Terrific.New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom struck out nine consecutive Colorado Rockies batters on Saturday, a run that left him one shy of fellow Mets icon Tom Seaver's longstanding major-league record. Jacob deGrom couldn't match Tom Seaver's streak of 10 consecutive strikeouts. His own streak ends at nine, making him one of eight pitchers to accomplish that feat.Still, nine straight strikeouts. Wow: pic.twitter.com/lg60Br2ors Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) April 17, 2021 DeGrom's streak ended on the first batter of the fifth inning when Josh Fuentes hit a ground ball to second baseman Jeff McNeil, who promptly threw it away, allowing Fuentes to reach. The Rockies quickly cashed in on the miscue, scoring twice off deGrom in the fifth to take a 2-1 lead.Although he missed out on one of baseball's most hallowed single-game records, deGrom became just the ninth MLB pitcher to record nine straight strikeouts. Jacob deGrom is the 9th pitcher to strike out at least 9 straight batters in a game, joining:1970 Tom Seaver (10)2020 Tyler Alexander2015 Max Scherzer2012 Doug Fister2012 Aaron Harang2009 Ricky Nolasco2007 Jake Peavy1884 Mickey Welch Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) April 17, 2021 DeGrom recovered and eventually struck out 14 batters over six innings. It was his second consecutive start with 14 strikeouts, the 20th time that's happened since 1901, according to Sarah Langs of MLB.com.Seaver, who's widely considered the greatest player in Mets history and one of the best pitchers ever, became the only hurler to notch 10 straight strikeouts on April 22, 1970.Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
In the first Mets game with fans in attendance at Citi Field since 2019, Jeff McNeil delivered a moment.
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