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...