Jacob deGrom was removed from a jewel with a tendonitis in the right flexor, a troubling diagnosis for the New York Mets, who broke the Friday 3-2 at the San Diego Padres.
DeGrom (6-2) faced the minimum of six innings and hit a two-run single. for a total of five RBIs this season, compared to the four earned runs he has allowed.
The two-time winner of the Cy Young has a 0.56 ERA, the fewest by a pitcher in 10 starting games, beating Juan Marichal who had 0.59 in 1966.
DeGrom came out after 80 pitches and extended his scoreless streak to 22 innings, He waved to manager Luis Rojas in the dugout after finishing sixth. New York announced the injury two innings later.
Facing San Diego and the star Dominican slugger Fernando Tatis Jr. for the second time in six days, deGrom was on his way to a no-hitter until Wil Myers beat him with a weak groundout in the fifth. A few pitches later, Myers was put out by catcher James McCann while trying to steal a base.
Billy McKinney drove in a run with the first of his two doubles in the fifth and deGrom followed with a two-run hit.
It was deGrom’s third straight win of the season, what he had not achieved since August 2018.
San Diego lost its third game in a row. Blake Snell (2-3) allowed three runs in four innings and the Padres they couldn’t hurt the New York bullpen.