Mets series review: Pain

The June swoon has arrived for the New York Mets, as they dropped two straight lost a series to the Padres at Petco Park and have now become the walking wounded as the Atlanta Braves are charging playing the worst teams in baseball. 

The Mets came into San Diego riding high, splitting a four-game series at Dodger Stadium. This included an uplifting win on Sunday in ten innings. The Mets jumped on Blake Snell and the Padres early, scoring three runs in the first inning, with Eduardo Escobar leading the way with a two-run single.

Carlos Carrasco staked to a 3-0 lead was strong, resembling a premium cookie from a grocery store. Carrasco allowed two runs on five hits while pitching seven innings to save the overworked bullpen. 

Every time the Padres scored, the Mets answered. Eduardo Escobar played a significant role in each rally, scoring after a double in the fourth and a two-run homer in the eighth. After Luke Voit homered to cut the Mets' lead to 7-5, Escobar had a two-run triple to become the 11th Mets player to hit for the cycle. Eduardo Escobar had six RBI and scored three runs as the Mets took the opener 11-5.

At 38-19, the Mets were flying high, when suddenly it all ended as both Starling Marte and Pete Alonso were injured as Yu Darvish targeted three Mets. The injuries deflated the Mets quickly, as the Padres jumped out to a 4-0 lead against Taijuan Walker.


Taijuan Walker struggled but pitched six innings, allowing four runs on five hits. Colin Holderman came on to pitch the seventh, allowed three runs, and retired one batter as the Mets managed just two hits and lost 7-0.

Starling Marte and Pete Alonso got clean MRIs but could not play in the series finale on Wednesday. For now, they are listed as day-to-day, but the Mets continued to look feeble without them against Sean Manera, managing just two runs on five hits.

Chris Bassitt made the start for the Mets and was basted, pitching like Jared Eickhoff, allowing seven runs before exiting with one out in the fourth. The Mets again were embraced, losing 13-2 as Patrick Mazeika finished the game on the mound for the Mets, who have reverted to a laughing stock.

The injuries and struggles could not be coming at a worse time, as the Braves are on an eight-game winning streak while playing the worst teams in baseball. The Mets, at this rate, could fall out of first in two weeks as the June swoon is here.