The primary inning was all you needed to see.
The Mets’ (18-20) journey to all-time low reached one different stage all through their 5-0 loss throughout the rubber match of a three-game set in direction of Cincinnati Reds on Thursday afternoon.
Kodai Senga dug the Amazins proper into a spot from the get-go. The 30-year-old surrendered 4 runs throughout the excessive of the first as a result of the Reds strung collectively a sequence of hits and walks capped off by Kevin Newman’s two-RBI single.
The best-hander managed to supply Buck Showalter some measurement going 5 innings nonetheless surrendered a solo shot to Spencer Steer as a parting current throughout the bottom of the fifth. That left his remaining line at 5 innings with 5 earned runs and seven strikeouts.
Senga’s season ERA took a leap above 4 (4.14) collectively along with his ugly effectivity.
The Amazin’s lineup, nonetheless, did practically nothing to make it a contest. The membership mustered merely six hits on the afternoon and one with runners in scoring place off the bat of Francisco Lindor to correct self-discipline. However that resulted in Francisco Alvarez getting gunned down on the dish by Henry Ramos to complete the best half of the seventh.
Alvarez’s effectivity on the plate was the lone sensible spot of the afternoon. The rookie continued his scorching stretch going 2-for-4 with a double, the workforce’s solely extra-base hit of the afternoon.
The backstop is 6-for-15 (.400) over his closing 5 video video games. The 21-year-old ranks throughout the 91st percentile in framing in accordance with baseball savant as he appears to be coming spherical all through his second stint throughout the large leagues.
Showalter’s squad has now gone six straight sequence with out coming out on excessive. The ultimate time they gained two consecutive video video games was April 20-21 in direction of the San Francisco Giants.
The membership will try to correct the ship beginning Friday as they make a journey to our nation’s capital to sq. off in direction of the last-place Washington Nationals (16-21) at 7:05 p.m. Tylor Megill is scheduled to take the ball in direction of southpaw Mackenzie Gore.