Mark down seven straight wins for the Mets, who will try for a four-game Citi Field sweep of the Marlins on Sunday afternoon behind staff ace Matt Harvey.
Jacob deGrom struck out eight batters over seven scoreless innings and catcher Travis d’Arnaud hit his second home run of the season Saturday in a 6-5 defeat of the visiting Fish. The 26-year-old DeGrom has rattled off 18 1/3 scoreless innings since giving up two runs to the Nationals in the first inning of his 2015 debut. And d’Arnaud, a 26-year-old teeming with breakout potential, has nine RBI in 10 games.
The Mets are 9-3 on the young season, which is tied with the 1985 and 1986 teams for the second-best start in franchise history.
The best 12-game record in franchise history belongs to the 2006 squad. They opened at 10-2 and then went on to the National League Championship Series.
Those teams are all legendary to Mets fans.
Your box scores from Saturday …
Padres 6, Cubs 7 (11 innings)