The Mets were defeated 5-2 by the Rockies in yet another lifeless performance that is becoming all too common. Tylor Megill struggled through over four innings and the offense remained uncompetitive against southpaws, or against pitching in general. They have scored just four runs in their last 38 innings and have now lost ten of their last thirteen.
The Mets did manage to tie the game twice when the Rockies took a one-run lead, but the difference became the Mets scoring on outs and never finding the big hit. The Rockies, however, did not have that problem.
First it was Elias Díaz who bookended Megill’s day. He opened the scoring in the first with a RBI single and then ended the righty’s day with another RBI hit with two-outs in the fifth. Megill badly needed to get that out but couldn’t manage it on a day when he was in trouble throughout the entire outing.
Megill’s final line for the day was 4.2 innings, six hits, three walks, three runs, and four strikeouts which is unacceptable when the plan is to have Joey Lucchesi pitch on three days rest for the finale of the series.