In case the Mets’ Friday the thirteenth hadn’t been dangerous sufficient earlier than a pitch was thrown at Citi Discipline, the reigning World Collection champions had been ready within the visiting dugout.
On a day that started with information of Jacob deGrom being shut down for at the least two extra weeks due to elbow irritation that had not absolutely subsided and Javier Baez happening the injured record with again spasms, the Mets ended it by struggling a crushing loss, 6-5 to the Dodgers in 10 innings.
After coming alive within the seventh inning to erase a 4-0 deficit, the Mets (59-56) nonetheless got here up quick in entrance of a season-high crowd of 38,395.
Kicking off a frightening 13-game stretch in opposition to the Dodgers (70-46) and Giants, two of the Nationwide League’s greatest groups, the Mets missed an opportunity to reclaim first place within the NL East every week after they’d misplaced it, after the Phillies misplaced to the Reds on Friday night time.
Dodgers catcher Will Smith led off the tenth inning with a two-run homer off Jeurys Familia, who was pitching for a 3rd straight day, to make it 6-4.
Pete Alonso began the underside of the tenth on second base, tagged up and went to 3rd on Jeff McNeil’s deep flyout off Dodgers nearer Kenley Jansen. J.D. Davis then drew a stroll to place runners on the corners for Jonathan Villar, who grounded out to 3rd, scoring Alonso to make it a one-run recreation.
The Dodgers adopted by deliberately strolling James McCann to deliver up pinch-hitter Tomas Nido, the final place participant left on the Mets bench. He swung on the first pitch he noticed and flew out to finish the sport.
Edwin Diaz, additionally pitching for a 3rd straight day, entered within the ninth in a 4-4 recreation and issued a leadoff stroll to ex-Met Billy McKinney. Austin Barnes then tried to get down a sacrifice bunt, however as an alternative popped as much as Diaz. Throughout an at-bat by Trea Turner — who was initially given a hit-by-pitch earlier than replay opinions confirmed the ball clearly hit his bat — Diaz balked, placing McKinney on second base.
Diaz rebounded by putting out Turner earlier than going 0-2 on Max Muncy earlier than Muncy known as time and pointed to an obvious inexperienced laser in left subject. It prompted a quick delay whereas umpires addressed the problem, however Diaz was unbothered, punching out Muncy to finish the body.
Jansen then retired the facet so as within the backside of the ninth to ship the sport to extras.
The Mets started the sport with three regulars out of their beginning lineup, however they ended up being the three key figures within the seventh-inning comeback. Left-handed hitters Dominic Smith, Michael Conforto and Jeff McNeil all began on the bench — in favor of Kevin Pillar, Albert Almora Jr. and Brandon Drury — in opposition to Dodgers lefty Julio Urias. Supervisor Luis Rojas cited the three batters having performed each ends of Thursday’s doubleheader and the Mets not having one other break day till Aug. 23.
Conforto pinch hit within the seventh and sparked the four-run rally with a two-out double. He got here round to attain on a single by Smith, who had pinch hit two innings earlier, to get the Mets on the scoreboard, 4-1.
Brandon Nimmo adopted with a stroll earlier than the Dodgers deliberately walked Alonso to deliver up McNeil, who had entered as a pinch hitter within the sixth. Going through lefty reliever Justin Bruihl, McNeil got here via with a two-run single to heart subject, pulling the Mets inside 4-3.
Blake Treinen relieved Bruihl and his third pitch went to the backstop, permitting Alonso to attain from third to tie the sport at 4 to the roar of the group.
Rookie right-hander Tylor Megill gave the Mets an opportunity, navigating a tricky lineup and permitting three runs over 5 innings. He restricted the injury by giving up two sacrifice flies, leaving with a 3-0 deficit.