New York Mets Losing Streak Falls to Five

The New York Mets bullpen disappoints once again as they drop their first of three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks, 7-3.

The New York Mets losing streak stretched to five but they received a great start from Zack Wheeler who gave up one run in six innings.

Unfortunately, the Mets could not give Wheeler the runs support he needed, as Diamondbacks’ starter Zack Godley went 6.2 innings giving up one run.

It was a 1-1 game heading into the eighth inning but for the fourth straight game the Mets’ bullpen gave up at least four runs in one inning.

Hansel Robles and Josh Edgin were ambushed for a six run Diamondback eighth.

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The Diamondbacks received contributions up and down their lineup. Jake Lamb’s eighth home run finally put the Diamondbacks on the board against Wheeler. Yasmany Tomás, Jeff Mathis and Daniel Descalso all homered for the Diamondbacks in their six run eighth.

The Mets lineup was shut down all night long. Their only run against Godley came on a Rene Rivera RBI single in the second inning.

Rivera is making a real strong case to remain in the lineup when Travis d’ Arnaud returns from his injury. Rivera is hitting a very impressive .328 on the season.

Wilmer Flores hit his third home run of the season in the top of the ninth but that was not nearly enough to spark a Mets comeback.

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The injury to Jeurys Familia has set the Mets back more than the injuries to Noah Syndergaard and Yoenis Cespedes did.

The Amazin's desperately need bullpen support and it needs to come from inside the organization. If the Mets are looking for help outside the organization, they will likely have to overpay for a reliable reliever.

The rotation for the Mets could make matters better if they continue to have starts like the one Wheeler gave them tonight, but with the way the rotation has pitched this season there is no reason to think that will happen anytime soon.

Terry Collins and the Mets will look to put an end to their losing streak tomorrow as they send Tommy Milone (1-0, 5.88) to the mound. Milone had a solid debut for the Mets holding the San Francisco Giants to two runs in five innings pitched. 

The Mets lineup will face a huge test as they will be squaring off against D’Backs ace Zack Greinke (4-2, 2.79).

Greinke was dominant in his last start against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He struck out 11 in eight innings and carried a no-hit bid into the eighth in his best start in a D’backs uniform.

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