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The Mets lost again to the Giants on Thursday night, getting swept in the three-game series, and putting their record in a 13-game stretch against the Giants and Dodgers at 2-11. Carlos Carrasco had his best outing so far as a Met, pitching seven innings and allowing just two runs, which came in the first inning when Kris Bryant hit a two-run home run. Pete Alonso tied the game in the sixth inning with a two-run homer of his own, but Seth Lugo struggled in the eighth inning, allowing the Giants to take the lead 3-2. In the bottom of the eighth, the Mets threatened to tie or take the lead, but as we’ve all grown accustom to lately, the lineup came up short, and they ended up losing yet another one run game.
Noah Syndergaard made a rehab appearance for the Brooklyn Cyclones last night, pitching one inning and allowing one run via the home run.
Speaking with the media after his inning of work, Syndergaard said he has been advised by doctors to not throw his slider as they believe that is what might’ve caused his setback in May.
Syndergaard also said that he cannot imagine leaving New York, as he’s set to hit free agency this offseason, stating that he loves the city and the fans.
Of course after the Mets game, manager Luis Rojas said he was not aware Syndergaard has been instructed to not throw his breaking ball.
The only good thing to come out of last night, was this tweet from Steve Gelbs, where a young fan wrote a “Get Well Soon” card to Jacob deGrom and had it delivered to deGrom by a Citi Field security guard. deGrom got the card, and had the security guard bring the fan a signed ball with a personalized message.
David Lennon writes that the Mets have a lot more to blame than Luis Rojas for their recent struggles.
Around the National League East
The Phillies received bad injury news on Thursday, as Rhys Hoskins is out for the rest of the season as he will undergo surgery for a lower abdominal issue. The other injury news the Phillies had was that after activating Zach Eflin off of the IL, they had to scratch him from his start due to a knee flare up.
The Marlins beat the Nationals 7-5 to a win the series between the two worst teams in the NL East.
Around Major League Baseball
The Mariners claimed Sean Doolittle off of waivers after he was DFA’d by the Reds.
Mookie Betts returned from the IL and started right field for the Dodgers.
Corey Kluber is set to return to the Yankees at the beginning of next week.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane lamented the 2021 Mets while celebrating Jerry Koosman ahead of his number being retired this weekend.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1974, rookie Benny Ayala hit a home run in his first major league at-bat, making him the first Met ever to do so.