The Mets' offense continued their stretch of futility Wednesday in a 2-1 loss in 13 innings. The pitching at least seems to be coming around as Jacob deGrom pitched his best game of the season and deserved a better fate.
His only blemish was a Todd Frazier home run in the seventh.
That solo shot tied the game at 1. The Mets scored their run in the second when Rene Rivera drove in a run with an RBI single.
James Loney was also able to record his first hit as a Met in the eighth.
Despite those few bright spots it was all downhill for the struggling Met offense. If you like double plays this game was for you. Nobody in the lineup could muster a big hit despite having plenty of baserunners. They drew 13 walks but most were immediately erased by a plethora of double plays.
It started off badly when Neil Walker grounded into a double play to kill a rally in the first.
Then in back-to-back innings the White Sox turned two more. Ty Kelly grounded into one in the fourth and Curtis Granderson grounded into one in the fifth that Todd Frazier was able to turn despite being shifted.
The theme continued in the later innings when Ty Kelly again erased baserunners in the eighth and then it was Michael Conforto's turn in the twelfth.
White Sox reliever Matt Albers has not produced a hit since 2007, but he hit a leadoff double against Logan Verrett in the thirteenth.
That hit pretty much sealed the Mets' fate as he eventually scored on Jose Abreu's sacrifice fly.
Manager Terry Collins attempted to provide answers after another disappointing loss.