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Result: The Mets' pitching staff and offense struggled in Sunday afternoon's shutout loss against the Giants, 9-0.

Need to know: Bartolo Colon was playing for his 200th career win, and fell short with a very rocky performance on the mound. The starting pitcher allowed six runs and eight hits over 4 2/3 innings. The Mets only managed to record two hits over the course of the game, including a double by Wilmer Flores. Neither Daniel Murphy nor Lucas Duda started against the Giants' starting pitcher, Madison Bumgarner. The left-hander earned the win for San Francisco, only allowing two hits over nine innings.

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What's next: The Mets will send Dillon Gee (4-4, 3.77) to the mound to conclude their four-game series against the Giants at Citi Field on Monday afternoon at 12:10 p.m. Gee will face Tim Hudson (8-8, 2.71) in New York's effort to split the series against San Francisco.

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