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Mets lose fifth straight as offense remains silent

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The Mets are under ,500 for the first time in months.

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To say that the Mets wasted a solid start by Marcus Stroman in San Francisco on Tuesday night would be a bit misleading. At this point, the Mets’ lineup and pitching staff are distinct entities, and the former tends to torpedo things, even when the latter performs well.

Stroman gave up a two-run home run in the first and a solo shot in the seventh, but nothing in between. Aaron Loup followed that outing with a scoreless inning of his own.

But the Mets’ lineup flopped once again, scoring zero runs through the first seven innings of the game against Logan Webb. Pete Alonso hit a two-run home run in the top of the eighth that made things close, but even after getting the leadoff man on base in the top of the ninth, the Mets couldn’t quite complete the comeback.

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-illar of the day

Jonathan Villar had -16.5% WPA in this one, while Kevin Pillar had -16.4% WPA. -illar of the day: a resounding neither.

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What’s WPA?

Big Mets winner: Pete Alonso, +5.1% WPA
Big Mets loser: Jonathan Villar, -16.5% WPA
Mets pitchers: -1.7 % WPA
Mets hitters: -48.3% WPA
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