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Final Score: Red Sox 5, Mets 3—Bullpen can’t hold in Boston

A big fifth inning against Paul Sewald lifted the Red Sox over the Mets.

MLB: New York Mets at Boston Red Sox Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets dropped the middle game of their series against the Red Sox on Saturday by a score of 5-3. The Red Sox jumped out to a 1-0 lead early on against Corey Oswalt, who was making the spot start. But Brandon Nimmo turned the game around in the fourth inning with a three-run jack, his 17th homer of the season, to give the Mets a 3-1 lead, and sent the large contingent of Mets fans in attendance into a frenzy.

Unfortunately though, the party didn’t last long. Oswalt was pulled after 2.2 innings and 61 pitches, having given up just the lone run on three hits, and it became a bullpen game for the Mets. Daniel Zamora came on in the third and impressed, recording four outs all by strikeouts. But Paul Sewald supplanted him in the fifth, and things did not go as well for him. Sewald was charged with four runs while only recording two outs. He surrendered a a Jackie Braldey Jr. double that was originally ruled a three-run homer, but overturned upon review. That tied the game, and the Sox later took the lead off Drew Smith on a two-run double by Brock Holt.

The Mets’ offense could not answer against Boston’s stout bullpen, managing just two walks against them in four frames. The loss keeps the team at 69 wins for another day.

Full recap to follow.

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