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The Mets once again failed to sweep an opponent when Tommy Milone put them behind early. He gave up five runs before recording an out in the first, and it didn’t get much better from there. The Mets did attempt a comeback with both Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce going yard, but Hansel Robles cancelled that out with another poor outing.
The Mets will attempt to regroup and and get back on track against the Padres on Tuesday.
Despite his poor performance, Milone will get another start in the rotation.
Series finales have been the bane of the Mets’ existence this season, and this latest blowup was just the latest in a long line of calamities.
Reigning AL MVP Mike Trout had been relatively quiet this series, but he exploded in a big way in the final game.
Once again it was the pitching that let the Mets’ down, and they are going to have to rely on injured reinforcements to settle the rotation.
One day after Jose Reyes’s milestone achievement, he was scratched from the lineup with left rib-cage tightness.
Curtis Granderson is slowly emerging from the doldrums, just as Yoenis Cespedes inches closer to his return.
Michael Conforto’s rise has been the result of hard work in the offseason to get him back to his 2015 form.
Terry Collins has been around baseball, and the Mets, for quite awhile, but this season is shaping up to be one of his toughest challenges.
Around the NL East
Stephen Strasburg was dominant against the Braves and avoided the sweep for the Nationals.
Around the Majors
The Dodgers optioned their struggling young starter Julio Urias to Triple-A.
Retaliation in baseball should come to an end since players’ safety is at risk.
Yesterday at AA
Steve Sypa caught up on all the action in the minors with the Daily Prospect Report.
This Date in Mets History
May 22 is a notable day in Mets history. It was on this date in 1998 that the Mets traded for Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza.