After starting the series with two straight wins, the Mets lost the third of a four game series by the score of 11 to 7. For the seventh straight game, the Mets offense put up six runs or more, but tonight their pitching could not control the game. Jason Vargas only managed to get one out, as he was pulled from the game after giving up four runs. The last Met to get pulled from a game after only recording a single out was Jason Vargas. The Mets managed to tie the game at 4 runs apiece, however Corey Oswalt gave it right back up.
Jeff McNeil continued his hot hitting of late, he owns a .333 batting average in his major league career. Brandon Nimmo contributed with an RBI single, a sign that he can be turning things around from his early slump. All five Mets pitchers gave up a run tonight, as the conversation of Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel will undoubtedly continue to heat up. My Gut Reaction is that Jason Vargas is on a very short leash, as Brodie VanWagenen has shown a propensity of ridding the team of the previous regime’s added talent. Dominic Smith is quietly hitting .471 in 17 at bats as he has appeared in all 14 games this year. The Mets aim to win the series tomorrow night as Jacob deGrom looks to rebound from his subpar performance.