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The Mets dropped Game 2 of the World Series 7-1. Jacob deGrom started out strong, but was roughed up in the fifth inning for four runs. Johnny Cueto shut down the Mets, whose only run came on a Lucas Duda hit. The Mets have Thursday off, before Noah Syndergaard starts in Game 3 tomorrow in New York.
The Mets offense has fallen into a slump in the World Series, wrote Anthony McCarron. The Mets mustered just two hits against Johnny Cueto, both by Lucas Duda.
Bob Klapisch wrote about Jacob deGrom losing his magic at the worst possible time. After winning his first three starts, deGrom barely managed to get through five innings, and he walked more batters than he struck out.
The Mets have a seemingly unlikely supporter former Yankee closer Mariano Rivera. He is especially rooting for Mets closer Jeurys Familia to bounce back after his blown save in Game 1.
Around the NL East
Andrew Miller of the Yankees, and Mark Melancon of the Pirates were named the American League and National League relievers of the year, respectively. Miller posted a 2.04 ERA over 61.2 innings for the season, while Melancon had a 2.23 ERA over 76.2 innings.
Yesterday at AA
Andrew Gould presented the case for Juan Lagares being in the Mets starting lineup. Lagares came on as a substitute, and had a strong Game 1, but like the rest of the lineup, struggled against Johnny Cueto in Game 2.
No matter what happens, Sara Novic is celebrating the success of the Mets this season.
Milo Taibi detailed the missed opportunities from Game 1. The list is headlined by errors and stranded runners on base.
This Date in Mets History
In 1969, Tom Seaver received 23 of 24 first place votes and was awarded the Cy Young. He was the first Mets pitcher to receive the honor.