The Mets’ most recent winning streak came to an end at one game as the Padres took game two from the Amazin’s by the score of 7-2. A shaky start from Noah Syndergaard and a few blown opportunities by the offense were enough to put the game out of reach for New York.
Coming off of a pair of good starts since the All-Star break, Noah Syndergaard stumbled a bit, going seven innings while allowing four runs, and three earned runs, on eight hits with five walks allowed. Unfortunately, the bullpen wasn’t much better as Jeurys Familia, Luis Avilan, Tyler Bashlor, and Stephen Nogosek combined to allow another three runs before recording the Mets’ final six outs.
The Mets’ two runs of the night came in the first and third innings thanks to a Michael Conforto single and a Robinson Cano fielder’s choice, but the real story of the offense were the situations that they didn’t capitalize on. While they may have scored in the first inning against Dinelson Lamet, the Mets went down quietly after Conforto’s single and a walk to Pete Alonso put men on first and second with none out in the first inning. With two outs, Dominic Smith did manage to single, but Amed Rosario’s fly ball ended the inning with only one run in the ledger.
The Mets blew their last real chance at a comeback in the seventh inning when Michael Conforto came to the plate with bases loaded and none out in a 4-2 game against Craig Stammen before striking out to end the inning. The young Andres Munoz and Luis Perdomo pitched a pair of scoreless innings to secure the Friar’s 7-2 triumph.
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