Chisholm homers off deGrom, says heater on 'lighter side'

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) walks off the field after striking out Miami Marlins' Jesus Aguilar in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 10, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

NEW YORK – Jazz Chisholm Jr. watched Jacob deGrom's first 100 mph fastball whiz by and wasn't impressed.

“People were saying, ‘It’s an angry 100, it gets on you,'” the Marlins' brazen, blue-haired Bahamian said. “It didn’t really get on me like I was expecting."

“Some people's 100 is a little lighter,” he added. “To me, it felt like he was on the lighter side.”

Safe to say, Miami's youngsters don't scare easily.

Chisholm hit a stunning homer off an otherwise dominant deGrom, Trevor Rogers beat the two-time Cy Young Award winner for the second time and the Marlins blanked the New York Mets 3-0 Saturday.

DeGrom (0-1) matched a career best with 14 strikeouts over eight innings, the 23-year-old Rogers (1-1) fanned 10 in six and the teams combined for 28 overall.

For a while, the difference was Chisholm's rip in the second inning.

DeGrom looked unhittable early — until the 23-year-old Chisholm barreled a 100.4 mph, 0-2 fastball thrown above the strike zone. The left-handed hitter's drive reached the second deck in right field for a 1-0 lead and was estimated at 402 feet.