Result: The Mets dropped their second straight Sunday, 2-1, to the Padres at PETCO Park.
Need to Know: Mets starter Zack Wheeler was sharp again, striking out seven and surrendering only Yasmani Grandal’s fourth-inning solo homer. But Wheeler exited on the wrong end of a 1-0 deficit because San Diego starter Odrisamer Despaigne flirted with the franchise’s first-ever no-hitter, baffling the Mets for 7 2/3 innings.
The Mets rallied in the eighth. Daniel Murphy’s two-out double broke up the no-hitter, and David Wright followed with a single that tied the game at 1. Jeurys Familia worked into and out of trouble in the eighth inning, but Vic Black’s ninth-inning misplay cost the Mets an out. Seth Smith’s infield single, which eluded Josh Edgin, pushed home Cameron Maybin for the winning run of the Padres’ 2-1 victory.
Game Ball: To Despaigne, who mastered the Mets, surrendering just two hits and one run in 7 2/3 innings. The righty was one strike from taking a no-hitter to the ninth inning in his fifth career start.
Links: AP Recap | Box Score
What’s Next: The Mets venture up the coast to Seattle to take on the Mariners. Jon Niese (5-4, 2.96 ERA) will make his return from the disabled list and will be opposed by Seattle’s Roenis Elias (7-8. 4.54).
Result: The Padres beat the Mets, 6-0, on Saturday night in San Diego, evening their series heading into Sunday’s rubber match.
Need to Know: Dillon Gee struggled in his second start back from the disabled list, allowing four earned runs on five hits over five innings, despite eight strikeouts. Solo home runs from Yasmani Grandal and Will Venable were the big blows against Gee, and Seth Smith added a homer against Carlos Torres. The Mets were shut out for the eighth time this year and the first time since June 14, when another Padres starter, Jesse Hahn, kept them off the scoreboard.
Links: AP recap | Box score
What’s Next: First pitch for Sunday’s rubber match between the Mets and Padres is set for 4:10 p.m. Zack Wheeler (5-8, 3.90 ERA) is on the hill for New York against San Diego’s Odrisamer Despaigne (2-1, 1.35).
Result: The Mets defeated the Padres, 5-4, on Friday night in the first of a three-game series.
Need to Know: Travis d’Arnaud’s base hit with two outs in the top of the ninth inning drove in Curtis Granderson to give the Mets a 5-4 win. d’Arnaud had three hits on the night and two RBI. The Mets jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, but Bartolo Colon surrendered four runs in the fifth inning to even the score. Colon exited after five, allowing four earned runs and striking out six. Granderson and Ruben Tejada both reached base three times. Juan Lagares’ single in the first inning drove in two runs. Jenrry Mejia picked up his 11th save of the season. Jeurys Familia earned the win with a scoreless eighth inning.
Game Ball: Travis d’Arnaud, who continues to hit since being recalled from Triple-A.
Links: Recap | Box Score
What’s Next: The Mets and Padres will meet again on Saturday night at 8:40 p.m. Dillon Gee (4-1, 2.56 ERA) takes the hill for New York against San Diego’s Tyson Ross (7-10, 2.85).
Result: The Mets put a pounding on the Marlins, sweeping the series with a 9-1 victory heading into the All-Star Break.
Need to Know: Jacob deGrom tossed seven innings of one run baseball, allowing five hits and walking two. He struck out eight Marlins. The only run came after Eric Campbell lost a ball in the sun in short right field, which dropped in for a double. Later, an infield single would drive in a run.
Every Mets starter picked up a hit, save for Ruben Tejada. David Wright and Chris Young both drove in two runs. Wright had two hits and scored twice. Curtis Granderson had three hits, a walk, drove in one and scored twice. DeGrom even helped his own cause with an RBI single.
Jeurys Familia and Buddy Carlyle pitches scoreless innings in relief.
Game Ball: deGrom and the offense as a whole deserve the game balls today.
Links: Recap | Box Score
What’s Next: The Mets and the rest of MLB head to the All-Star Break. New York next plays on Friday in San Diego at 10 p.m.
Result: The Mets’ bats went mostly silent on Thursday, as they lost to the Braves by the score of 3-1 at Citi Field.
Need to Know: Bartolo Colon‘s first inning struggles continued, as he gave up an RBI double to Freddie Freeman and a bloop RBI single to Jason Heyward as the Braves took an early 2-0 lead. In the third, the Braves extended their lead to 3-0 on a double play ground out, but the Mets got that run back in the bottom half of the inning when a David Wright RBI single drew them within 3-1. Colon shut the Braves down after his early trouble and pitched into the eighth, but the Mets couldn’t muster much against Braves starter Aaron Harang during his seven innings of work. The Mets threatened in the bottom of the eighth, but Craig Kimbrel was called on and recorded the final out with runners on first and second. Kimbrel then secured the victory for Atlanta in the ninth.
Game Ball: Harang of Atlanta, who kept the Mets off balance during seven innings of one-run ball.
Links: Recap | Boxscore
What’s Next: The Mets open a three-game series against the Marlins on Friday night at Citi Field. Zack Wheeler gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Henderson Alvarez for Miami. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.
Result: The Mets played another crisp game Wednesday, topping the Braves by the score of 4-1 at Citi Field.
The win gave the Mets their first four-game winning streak since last season.
Need to Know: The Mets took an early 1-0 lead when Daniel Murphy doubled and Lucas Duda delivered a two-out RBI single in the first. In the top of the sixth, Ervin Santana reached on an infield single and was driven in when B.J. Upton hit a two-out double off the wall in center field as the Braves tied things up, 1-1. David Wright led off the seventh with a hustle double, and came in to score on a Kirk Nieuwenhuis sacrifice fly as the Mets went back on top, 2-1. Later in the inning, Travis d’Arnaud hit a two-run homer to left field to give the Mets a 4-1 advantage. Dillon Gee was stellar in his first start back from the disabled list, allowing one run on six hits. He walked one and struck out four. Vic Black and Jenrry Mejia combined to record the last six outs to seal the victory.
Game Ball: Gee, who tossed seven innings of one-run ball in his first start back from a long stint on the disabled list.
Links: Recap | Boxscore
What’s Next: The Mets will go for the four-game sweep of the Braves on Thursday night at Citi Field. Bartolo Colon gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Aaron Harang for Atlanta. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.
Result: The Mets played a terrific all-around game on Tuesday, and had a season-high 18 hits while topping the Braves by the score of 8-3 at Citi Field.
The win was the 4,000th in franchise history.
Game Recap: The Mets jumped on Braves starter Julio Teheran early, and Curtis Granderson got things going with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first. The Mets plated three runs with two outs in the second to take a 4-0 lead. After Daniel Murphy ripped a two-run double, David Wright stroked an RBI single to left field. The Mets notched another two-out run in the third when Eric Young, Jr. hit an RBI single to right field to increase their lead to 5-0. The Mets added single runs in the sixth and seventh to up their advantage to 7-0. Jacob deGrom was brilliant for the Mets, tossing seven innings of scoreless ball while striking out 11 and walking none.
Game Ball: deGrom, who turned in his best start as a Met, and one of the best pitching performances by any Met this season.
Links: Recap | Boxscore
What’s Next: The Mets play the third game of their four-game series against the Braves on Wednesday night at Citi Field. Dillon Gee, who is making his first start since landing on the disabled list on May 11, gets the start for the Mets. He’ll be opposed by Ervin Santana for Atlanta. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.