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Final score: Red Sox 1, Mets 0—The bats are still asleep

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Despite deGrom muscling his way through, the Mets can’t find any way to put runs on the board.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at New York Mets Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

For a second straight night, the Mets were stymied offensively by the Boston Red Sox’ pitching staff.

Jacob deGrom, despite not having his best stuff, muscled his way to a quality start. He pitched six innings, gave up three hits, a walk, and an earned run, but he still struck out nine, finishing the night with a 0.51 ERA on the season. The bullpen held up their end of the deal, pitching three innings, with only one hit and six strikeouts combined, keeping one of the best offenses in baseball from piling on and giving the Mets a chance to win the game.

The Mets’ offense, however, didn’t hold up their end of the bargain, combining for two hits, with multiple players striking out at least twice, including Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo, and Dominic Smith. Smith also helped contribute to the run deGrom gave up, as he misplayed a ball in left field and allowed Xander Bogaerts to reach second on what an actual left fielder probably would’ve been able to convert to an out. All in all, it was a night to forget in Flushing, and the Mets will have to wait until Friday to hopefully start to turn around their sluggish start to the 2021 season.

Full recap to follow.

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  5. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 56
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  7. doctor prancer: 33
  8. Dg34: 31
  9. AnneInFlushing: 30
  10. NYche21: 25