Mets rookie deGrom gets 1st hit by team's pitchers

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets pitchers have ended a strange streak of futility, finally getting a hit this year.

After Mets pitchers started the season by going 0 for 64, Jacob deGrom lined a single to center field in his first major league at-bat Thursday night against the New York Yankees. The hit came in the third inning and the crowd at Citi Field gave deGrom a loud ovation. DeGrom was a shortstop and reliever in college, and pitched in place of injured starter Dillon Gee. Gee was hitless in 14 at-bats.

The Mets long ago broke the record for the longest hitless drought by a team's pitchers to begin a season. The 1914 St. Louis Browns started out 0 for 45, the Mets said in citing the Elias Sports Bureau.

Related Headlines

  • Jacob deGrom

    Mets' deGrom loses no-hit bid in 7th inning

    Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets allowed a two out-double to Pablo Sandoval in the seventh inning for the San Francisco Giants' first hit of the game. The game at Citi Field ... 

  • Jake Peavy

    Peavy loses perfect game bid in 7th vs Mets

    Jake Peavy of the San Francisco Giants has lost his bid for a perfect game in the seventh inning against the New York Mets. Peavy retired the first 19 batters before Daniel ... 

  • Alfonso Soriano

    Jeter pulled early, Yankees hold off Mets 1-0

    Derek Jeter received warm ovations from the 40,133 at Citi Field when he jogged onto the field during warmups, as a video tribute to him was shown on the scoreboard after the ... 

  • Ike Davis

    Davis' grand slam in 9th lifts Mets over Reds

    After a demoralizing start to the season where nothing seemed to go their way, the New York Mets are making all the right calls. Pinch-hitter Ike Davis hit a walkoff grand ... 

Find your future job here