Result: The Mets fell to the A’s 8-5 in the finale of a quick two-game set at Citi Field on Wednesday night.
Need to Know: The Athletics pounced on Zack Wheeler (3-8) for six runs in the first two innings.
Highlights included home runs from Brandon Moss and Coco Crisp, and a three-run double from Yoenis Cespedes.
After scoring 21 runs in two games, the Mets offense was out of gas for the first five innings, but woke up in the sixth when Lucas Duda hit a pinch-hit three-run homer to get the Mets on the board against A’s starter Brad Mills (1-0). The Mets would weren’t done yet, however, as Chris Young hit his third home run in the last two games, a two-run shot in the eighth to make it 8-5 Oakland.
A’s closer Sean Doolittle would put any comeback hopes to rest with a 1-2-3 ninth inning, striking out the side in the process.
What’s next: The Mets travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates in the first of four on Thursday at 7:05. Daisuke Matsuzaka opposes Vance Worley.