NEW YORK -- Jacob deGrom's 2014 Rookie of the Year campaign certainly does not look like a fluke.
DeGrom ran his scoreless streak to 11 1/3 innings and combined with Carlos Torres, Jerry Blevins and Jeurys Familia on the shutout as the New York Mets won their home opener, 2-0, against the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday afternoon.
The Mets announced the paid crowd at 43,947 -- a Citi Field regular-season record. The All-Star Game in 2013 drew 45,181.
Torres secured deGrom’s scoreless effort. After consecutive one-out singles in the seventh by Cody Asche and Freddy Galvis, deGrom was pulled with his pitch count at 99. Torres entered and coaxed a fielder’s choice groundout from pinch hitter Cesar Hernandez. With runners on the corners, Torres ended the threat by striking out Ben Revere looking.
Blevins, who tossed a perfect eighth, has retired all eight batters he has faced -- all lefties -- since being acquired by the Mets on the eve of the season.
Familia notched his second save since the suspension of Jenrry Mejia.
The 1-0 score held until the bottom of the eighth, when a critical error by second baseman Chase Utley gifted the Mets a second run. Murphy's one-out grounder went through Utley's legs, allowing Michael Cuddyer to go from first to third. Travis d'Arnaud followed with a sacrifice fly for an unearned run.
DeGrom limited the Phillies (3-4) to seven hits and one walk in 6 1/3 scoreless innings. He has not been scored upon since surrendering a two-run homer to Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman in the first inning in D.C. last Wednesday.
DeGrom evened his record at 1-1 and sliced his ERA to 1.46.
Opening festivities: The Mets paid tribute to slain NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos before the home opener. Members of both families tossed ceremonial first pitches.