Mets Losing Streak Reaches 5 Games

The Mets losing streak now stands at five games after losing late to the Diamondbacks in Arizona Monday night, featuring another collapse by the bullpen.

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Zack Wheeler pitched well in Mets loss Monday in Phoenix. (Photo courtesy Twitter/@Mets).

The Mets took a 1-0 lead when Rene Rivera singled in Jose Reyes in the second inning. In fact, it would be the only hit the Mets would collect off of Diamondbacks starter Zack Godley through 6.2 innings.

Jake Lamb led off the sixth inning with a homer to tie the game at one.

Zack Wheeler exited after allowing a single to lead off the seventh. He pitched well, allowing one run, striking out six and walking one. With one out and Jerry Blevins on the mound, Reymond Fuentes singled to center and it looked like the Diamondbacks were in business. But Jeff Mathis on first tried to advance to third and Curtis Granderson, weak arm and all, was able to nail him at third, effectively ending the threat.

But it was all for naught. In the seventh, Hansel Robles allowed a three-run home run to Yasmi Tomas to break the tie. Later in the inning, he gave up a two-run job to Mathis and finally he was pulled from the game with the Mets trailing 6-1. Josh Edgin came on and Daniel Descalso tagged him with a solo shot to make it 7-1.

Wilmer Flores added a pinch-hit two-run homer in the ninth — nice for him, but too little, too late for the team.

Mets lose again, 7-3.

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