Well, all good things must come to an end, and thus the Mets winning streak is over at eight after a loss to the Giants on Sunday.
The game was scoreless until the fourth when the Giants struck. With one out Matt Duffy singled off of Noah Syndergaard. He then stole second. He moved to third on a single and scored on a ground out. Hunter Pence then homered to right to give the Giants a 3-0 lead.
Duffy singled and stole second again in the sixth. After a walk, Syndergaard was lifted. Hansel Robles allowed a single to Pence to make it a 4-0 game.
Syndergaard went 5.2 innings in his worst start of the season, allowing four runs on five hits. He struck out six and walked two. After allowing five stolen bases in his last start, Syndergaard allowed three today, two of them leading to runs. He needs to work on this.
Meantime, Madison Bumgarner kept the Mets off the board in his six innings of work. The Mets managed to load the bases with two outs in the sixth, but Bumgarner struck out Asdrubal Cabrera, who was pinch-hitting after not getting the start for the first time this season.
The Giants added a run in the seventh, and in the bottom of the inning with Bumgarner safely on the bench. the Mets finally broke through. Juan Lagares led off with a double and Wright followed with a single to make it a 5-1 game.
Buster Posey hit a solo homer in the eighth to give the Giants back their five run cushion.
And that’s how it ended. Mets lose 6-1. The Braves come to town for three games starting Monday — a perfect time to start a new winning streak.