In an exciting game by Jacob deGrom, New York Mets beat Atlanta Brave 2-1 on Friday night. Mets also made a record by winning six consecutive games.
Mets struck 26 batters in which deGrom made 13. Ronald Acuna Jr. also made history by becoming the second-youngest player with 30 homers, only Mike Trout made it faster than Acuna.
Degrom also made history by becoming the first pitcher since 1900 to strike out 13 and also to homer twice in a game in the same season. He began his run against Freddie Freeman to end the third. His eight strikeouts are the best streak in the league. So far, deGrom has 200 strikeouts in the season.
Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz pitched two-hit ball over seven innings, allowing a run and striking out seven. Luke Jackson pitched two scoreless innings to win. Mark Melancon gave up three runs in 14 innings to close out the 4 hours, 37-minute game for his fifth save.
Acuña took the second base in the eighth inning for his 30th stolen base, giving him the fifth 30-homer, the 30-swipe season in franchise history and first since Ron Gant in 1990 and ’91. The 21-year-old Acuña also has 36 homers.