Jun 21, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) throws against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Marlins Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Mets rookie Jacob deGrom earns first MLB win vs. Marlins


New York Mets rookie righthander Jacob deGrom earned his first major league win today in his eighth career start.  DeGrom pitched seven shutout innings, giving up five hits, three walks, and striking out seven in the 4-0 victory over the Miami Marlins

Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia completed the shutout for the Mets.

Marlins rookie Tom Koehler pitched well, giving up just four hits and three walks while striking out eight.  He gave up two runs in his seven innings of work.

Chris Young put the Mets on the board in the fourth inning, driving in David Wright with a two out single.

Wright would add an RBI single of his own in the sixth inning, bringing in Eric Young Jr.

Lucas Duda added the insurance with a two run home run in the top of the ninth inning off of Marlins releiver Chris Hatcher.

DeGrom now stands at 1-4 with a decent 3.75 ERA.  Seven of his eight starts have been quality starts, including seven innings of 0ne run ball in his first major league start on May 15th against the Yankees.

The only time that the Marlins really threatened today was when Giancarlo Stanton reached on an error with one out in the fourth inning.  He was then thrown out trying to steal second base right before a Casey McGehee double.

Stanton doubled with one out in the sixth, and stole third base, but was stranded there when catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia flew out to left.

DeGrom will start next against the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Friday.

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