Result: Defensive heroics from Juan Lagares and a two-run homer from Daniel Murphy weren’t enough for the Mets, who fell, 4-3, to the Giants after Jenrry Mejia gave up a go-ahead double to Pablo Sandoval in the ninth inning.
Need to know: Murphy went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and a run scored. David Wright beat out an infield single that plated Murphy with two outs in the fifth inning, but the Mets would not score again. Lagares went 3-for-4 and threw out what would have been the go-ahead run at the plate in the seventh inning. Dillon Gee allowed two runs on five hits, striking out six and walking three. Jeurys Familia‘s wild pitch allowed the Giants to tie the game before Mejia took the loss in the ninth. Manager Terry Collins was ejected in the seventh inning after arguing balls and strikes with umpire Ben May.
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What’s next: The Mets will travel to Nationals Park for a three-game series against Washington, the first-place team in the NL East. Zack Wheeler (6-8, 3.60) will take the mound against Gio Gonzalez (6-7, 3.88) on Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m.