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Final Score: Giants 10, Mets 7—Belly itching abounds

Mets pitching gave up double-digit runs for the third time in four games. At least New York batters proved they aren’t broken ladders.

New York Mets v San Francisco Giants Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

Justin Ruggiano hit a grand slam to get the Mets out to a 4-0 lead, but Jacob deGrom was touched up for eight runs over the fourth and fifth innings, and a New York comeback attempt came up short as the Mets fell in San Francisco, 10-7. The loss drops the Mets to 4.5 games out of the final NL playoff spot.

deGrom got run support for once, courtesy of the team’s role players. In addition to Ruggiano (3-for-5), Ty Kelly (2-for-3 with a two-run triple and a run scored) and T.J. Rivera (2-for-5, run) led an offense that collected 13 hits but only two with runners in scoring position. Travis d’Arnaud chipped in two hits and two runs scored as well.

Despite the help, deGrom surrendered eight runs on 13 hits in just five innings, including a two-run homer to opposing pitcher Madison Bumgarner and a three-run rally in the fifth that started with two outs and nobody on.

The Mets managed to climb within 8-7, but Addison Reed allowed two inherited runners to score on a Buster Posey double in the eighth to provide the final margin.

You can read a full recap here.

GameThread Roll Call

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