Six things to know from Wednesday's game.
1. Jacob deGrom was routinely brilliant on Wednesday night. DeGrom’s fastball was in the 99-100mph range, and he was locked in against the Fish, who didn’t record their first hit of the night until the fourth inning, a bloop double to left field by Matt Joyce that Dominic Smith slid for but wasn’t able to corral. Joyce would eventually score on a ground out.
But the night belonged to deGrom, who seemed to get better and better as the game went on. DeGrom retired the last nine batters that he faced, striking out seven of those hitters. The Mets’ ace tied a career high with 14 strikeouts over his seven innings of work, allowing just two hits and one earned run. His season ERA is now down to 1.80.
2. After going 0-for-15 with runners in scoring position in Tuesday’s doubleheader, the Mets capitalized in one of those spots in the first inning. With runners on first and third and tow outs, Robinson Cano slammed a ground-rule double to right field over the head of Joyce. The ball hopped over the wall, preventing J.D. Davis from scoring from first, but it was enough to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.
3. Michael Conforto absolutely demolished a solo home run in the bottom of the third inning. Conforto’s fifth home run of the year was a tape-measure shot, landing almost all the way atop the second deck in right field. Conforto, the Mets’ most consistent hitter all season long, is now hitting .324 after reaching base safely four times on Wednesday.
4. Brandon Nimmo extended the Mets’ lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning, joining Conforto in launching a solo home run to the upper deck in right field. Nimmo’s fifth home run of the season was the Mets’ 36th long ball of the season. The Mets would go on to add another insurance run in the inning, going up 4-1, as Conforto would walk and eventually come around to score on a Smith ground out.
5. After deGrom's seven stellar innings, Justin Wilson pitched the eighth inning for the Mets. Wilson allowed a pair of singles to start the inning, and Jon Berti later blooped a single to load the bases. With one out in the eighth, Luis Rojas went with Edwin Diaz for a five-out save chance.
Diaz made quick work of Jesus Sanchez with a strikeout, but then allowed an RBI single to Jesus Aguilar on a play Davis couldn't make at third. He then walked Corey Dickerson to make it a 4-3 game. Diaz then seemed to land awkwardly on a 1-1 pitch to Brian Anderson, and after a visit from coaches and the team trainer, came out of the game.
Brad Brach then completed the walk to Anderson, tying the game 4-4.
6. In the bottom of the eighth, Cano singled again and was replaced by Billy Hamilton as a pinch-runner. Wilson Ramos then came up with the big hit, singling to right to bring Hamilton in and give the Mets the lead. Brach then closed things down in the ninth to give the Mets the win.
The Mets and Marlins finish their four-game set on Thursday at 7:10 p.m. The Mets haven't announced their starter just yet, but top prospect Sixto Sanchez will start for Miami. Coverage on SNY will begin at 6:30 p.m.