In what was easily the worst lost of the year - and probably the worst since last year’s meltdown in Washington - the Mets blew a five-run lead in the seventh before losing in extras, 8-7. Andres Gimenez made one error and dropped another ball he should’ve caught, while Jared Hughes struggled pitching a third straight day. Once things got close, Edwin Diaz was brought in, and very quickly gave up the game-tying home run before also allowing the game-winning hit in the eighth.
Robinson Cano had the biggest hit of the day, that being a two-run home run that gave the Mets a 4-2 lead in the fifth. Michael Conforto added a three run double in the sixth that seemingly put the game out of reach. Of course, the Mets also left the bases loaded twice and couldn’t even advance their free runner in extra innings, so it wasn’t exactly a sterling performance.
The Mets are now 15-18 and continue to look like a fake contender, even if they’re still in the playoff picture mathematically. They’ll play another in a couple hours against the Yankees, this time as the “home team” despite still playing in the Bronx. Seth Lugo will square off against top Yankee prospect Deivi Garcia.
Full recap to follow after Game 2.
GameThread Roll Call
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- MetsFan4Decades: 137
- Kepler: 120
- LaRomaBella: 75
- navspycav: 51
- AnneInFlushing: 48
- nym172: 41
- olderfan62: 41
- oleosmirf: 39
- JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 38
- SwissCheez: 34