Things you should know about today's game...
1) Michael Conforto dislocated his left shoulder swinging at a 2-0 pitch in the fifth inning and immediately left the game.
2) Rafael Montero (2-9) surrendered two baserunners over the first four innings, but he allowed six hits and a walk to the next nine batters he faced which resulted in three runs. The right-hander was charged with three runs on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
3) Yoenis Cespedes' 17th homer gave the Mets a 1-0 lead in the fourth and he doubled leading off the sixth. Brandon Nimmo's bases-loaded groundout plated a run in the seventh. Kevin Plawecki singled twice and walked.
4) Three New York relievers combined to strike out seven over 4 2/3 scoreless innings -- four by Erik Goeddel.
News and notes...
The Mets have lost nine of 11 overall and went 2-7 on its nine-game homestand.
New York dropped six of seven to Arizona this season and have gone 2-11 against them the last two years.
The Mets went 0-for-13 with runners in scoring position on Thursday and 7-for-40 (.175) in the four-game series.
Céspedes has recorded multi-hit efforts in four straight starts and seven over his last 16 games. He's batting .370 (20-for-54) with six homers, 12 RBI and 11 runs scored in that span and went 8-for-11 (.727) with four walks -- three intentional -- in the series.
The Mets (55-71) begin a 10-game road trip in Washington against the Nationals (75-49) at Nationals Park Friday night at 7 p.m. on SNY.
Jacob deGrom (13-7, 3.49 ERA, 1.18 WHIP) opens the series looking to snap a stretch of three losses in four starts. The right-hander allowed five runs for the second consecutive outing in a loss to the Marlins on Sunday. DeGrom is 2-1 with a 2.67 ERA in three starts against the Nationals this season.
The Nationals have not announced a starter for Friday's game.