The Angels opened up with a five-run first inning that was capped off by a grand slam by C.J. Cron. The Angels proceeded to knock Milone out of the game after a Mike Trout and Jefry Marte home run.
CAN'T MISS: New York Mets Take Second Game of the Series
The Mets battled back against Angels starter, Jesse Chavez, who picked up the win but gave up five runs in 5.2 innings pitched. The Mets tagged Chavez with two solo homers from Matt Reynolds and Curtis Granderson, then with a three run home run from Jay Bruce.
This was the closest the Mets would ever get, in the seventh innings Andrelton Simmons blasted a three run home run to safely put away the Angels victory.
Rafael Montero played the role of “long man” today giving the Mets 3.2 innings and only gave up one run after Milone exited. Montero may have earned himself another opportunity to start after Milone’s disastrous outing.
The Mets seemed to have figured things out after winning the first two games of the series, but the Mets still have a huge hole to fix after losing Noah Syndergaard for three months. Thor’s replacements have not been able to produce anything near a decent outing and the Mets are searching everywhere for answers.
The Mets are off tomorrow but welcome in the last place San Diego Padres for a three game series starting Tuesday night. Matt Harvey (2-3, 5.56) will take the mound for the Mets against Jhoulys Chacin (4-3, 4.61) for the Padres.
Chacin pitched very well against the Milwaukee Brewers, going seven innings and only giving up one run on two hits in his outing. In the month of May, Chacin had been good, only giving up five runs in the 18.2 innings he has pitched.
On the other hand, Harvey struggled in his last start in Arizona against the Diamondbacks. He gave up three runs in 5.1 innings but got stronger as the game went on. In May, Harvey has given up 14 runs in 15.2 innings equaling an ugly 8.04 ERA.