Mets Fail to Complete Sweep of Reds Despite Strong Outing by deGrom


Jacob deGrom struck out 10 and allowed three hits and two runs in Sunday’s game. He was pulled from the game after the Mets took a 5-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth.

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The Cincinnati Reds, who a day earlier sealed their fourth straight losing season and 14th in the last 17 seasons, were on their way to getting swept at Citi Field before the Mets ace Jacob deGrom was pulled after 102 pitches in six innings on Sunday.

The Reds had lost the first three games of the series, getting outscored by 18-4. Cincinnati had dropped nine in a row on the road against the Mets, dating to 2015.

But the Reds rallied for a 10-5 win, behind Tucker Barnhart’s career-high five R.B.I.

DeGrom struck out 10 and allowed three hits and two runs. He rebounded from a bad start Tuesday against Philadelphia in which he lasted a career-low three and two-thirds and allowed a personal-worst nine runs, six of them earned.

“I would say I used my changeup more today, had a good feel for it, which I think made the slider that much better,” deGrom said.

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