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Final score: Giants 7, Mets 5—Mets tumble further down Hill

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You should not have stayed up late to watch this game.

MLB: New York Mets at San Francisco Giants John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets got their West Coast road trip off to a rough start, as the Giants outslugged them en route to a 7-5 final score. It was the fourth straight loss for the Amazins, and it resulted in falling another game back in the NL East standings.

Rich Hill started for the Mets and looked strong in the early going, but it all fell apart in the fourth as he gave up five straight hits to end his night and give the Giants a 2-0 lead. To the Mets’ credit, they did manage to put up some runs to stay in the game, including by putting up a three-spot in the fifth inning to briefly take the lead thanks to a two-run triple (yes, you read that right—a triple) by Pete Alonso, who subsequently scored on a sac fly. And the Mets got a couple more runs later thanks to a two-run shot off the bat of Jonathan Villar in the eighth.

Alas, the bullpen could not do its job tonight. Immediately after the Mets took the lead, Miguel Castro gave it right back up by giving up a two-run homer to Kris Bryant. And two innings later, Trevor May would come on and have a tough outing of his own, giving up three runs—including back-to-back homers by Brandon Belt and (once again) Bryant—which gave the Giants a lead that the Mets could not overcome.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

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  3. SwissCheez: 39
  4. Robert Van Orden: 38
  5. doctor prancer: 37
  6. AnneInFlushing: 32
  7. Dg34: 28
  8. Grand-Slam Single: 23
  9. painiac: 22
  10. stickguy: 18