The Mets lost 5-4 to the Rays tonight in St. Petersburg, stopping their glorious win streak at seven games.
Considering I would've sold my kidney for a four-run performance from the Mets only a few weeks ago, one felt pretty confident when the Mets' offense had a big first inning against Rays' starter Nate Karns. Curtis Granderson started things off with a homer on the second pitch of the game, and a few batters later, Lucas Duda doubled home two more to give the Mets a 3-0 lead.
Sadly, Noah Syndergaard, for whatever reason, just wasn't his usual mighty self tonight, and gave up six hits and four runs in the first inning. Sean Gilmartin was already warming up in the bullpen before the inning was over, and though Thor ended up going four innings, he never found his stuff, eventually letting in another run on an Evan Longoria single in the fourth that gave the Rays all the offense they required.
Granderson homered again in the second to tie the score at four, but after the fifth inning, the Mets failed to get another hit, sealing their fate and, sadly, ending their streak.
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