Jason Isringhausen

DeGrom Homers, Dominates On Mound As Mets Stop Nationals

Toting his toddler around the clubhouse postgame, Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom joked about the Father's Day present he gave himself — the souvenir ball from his first big league home run.

"I think I got lucky," deGrom said.

With Jaxon, 1, and his own dad in the ballpark, deGrom put on quite a performance Sunday. He shut down a bruising Washington Nationals lineup on three singles for eight dominant innings and also delivered the loudest hit in a 5-1 win that prevented a four-game sweep.

Fresh off pitching the Mets' first complete game of the season in his previous start against the Cubs, deGrom turned in a complete effort, excelling with his arm, bat and...

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