Mets Losing Streak at 7; Lose in Extra Innings

The Mets losing streak is now at seven games after losing in extra innings to the Diamondbacks Wednesday afternoon.

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Michael Conforto homered in first inning of Mets matinee in Arizona Wednesday. (Photo courtesy Twitter/@Mets)

The Mets took an early lead when Michael Conforto slammed a two-run homer in the top of the first. Conforto now has 10 home runs, tied for the team lead with Jay Bruce.

Matt Harvey gave one of the runs back in the bottom of the inning, courtesy of a lead off triple and a ground out.

The Mets blew a potential opportunity in the second. With two outs and a man on first, Jose Reyes singled. But for some inexplicable reason, he tried to advance to second and was thrown out easily. So instead of runners on first and third with the red-hot Conforto coming up, the inning was over.

Harvey pitched in and out of trouble all game as the Diamondbacks teed off on him. Even the outs were hit hard. A two-run homer by Jake Lamb gave Arizona a 3-2 lead.

Juan Lagares hit his first homer of the season in the fourth to tie the game. And a Reyes double plated another run to make it 4-3.

Harvey slogged his way through 5.1 innings, allowing three runs on six hits. He struck out five and walked four. He was not as bad as he was in his previous couple of starts, but he was not the Matt Harvey of old. Baby steps, I guess.

Still, Harvey left with a chance to win the game. But that went away when Robert Gsellman, who is in the bullpen because days off will result in his rotation spot being skipped, allowed a run-scoring double to newest Mets killer Yasmany Tomas to tie the game at four.

Curtis Granderson had a pinch hit single in the ninth and stole second with two outs. But Conforto grounded out to end the inning.

So it was on to extra innings. In the 11th, Matt Reynolds and pinch hitter Lucas Duda both walked. But Reyes, already with three hits in the game, struck out.

Chris Hermann led off the bottom of the inning with a home run off of Rafael Montero to end the game.

Mets lose 4-3 to complete the lost road trip.

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