PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jacob deGrom left after two innings with a right hamstring spasm, but the New York Mets rallied from four runs down to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Wednesday night. Phillies reliever Hector Neris dropped the ball on the mound for a balk that moved the go-ahead run to second base in the ninth. Rookie infielder Andres Gimenez hit an RBI single to put the Mets ahead. Bidding for his third straight NL Cy Young Award, deGrom was pulled after only 40 pitches and one strikeout. He allowed three earned runs in a start for the first time this season.
Here's Jacob deGrom on balancing his desire to pitch through discomfort with the idea that he needs to be smart about it: pic.twitter.com/0BRnsRU1uh
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