The Mets rocked A’s LHP Scott Kazmir (9-3, 2.66 ERA) for seven runs and eight hits, including three home runs, in three innings Tuesday night.
He had allowed just six runs in his previous five starts.
The Mets have scored 25 runs in their last three games.
“I’ll be able to push this aside, but it’s going to take all night, that’s for sure with how this went down,” Kazmir said. “It was one of those outings where anything that could go wrong, did go wrong.”
Kazmir was out of baseball and pitching in the Independent League as recently as 2012. He signed a two-year, $22 million deal with the A’s this past off season.
The Mets drafted Kazmir with their first draft pick in 2002. They later traded him to the Rays two years later for an injured Victor Zambrano >> Read more about the infamous trade in the Daily News.