By Sam Bush
Jacob deGrom improved to 4-0 with a 0.84 ERA, 31 strikeouts and eight walks over his last four starts as the Mets beat the Phillies 2-1.
Curtis Granderson’s misplay of a routine fly ball in the fifth inning was the only blemish as deGrom allowed three hits — including Nick Williams’ first career hit — over seven innings, striking out 12.
Phillies rookie starter Ben Lively limited the Mets to RBI singles by Granderson and Travis d’Arnaud over 6 1/3 innings. But Lively fell to 1-3 despite a 3.72 ERA.
“I had no idea at the beginning of the game,” Lively said, referring to walking four batters in the first two innings. “I felt like I was delivering the ball good, and it was just getting away from me. I’m just glad I figured it out. It could have been way worse.”