The Mets (16-16, 2.5 games behind the Phillies in the NL East) dropped the first of a three-game road series against the Milwaukee Brewers. They prepare to face the Brewers again on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. in Milwaukee.
Here's what went down Friday, in case you missed it:
Steven Matz did not have his best outing, but still managed to go 5.2 innings allowing just three runs but the offense was unable to back him up in a 3-1 loss to the Brewers.
The Mets' offense has been a problem of late. They have averaged just 2.9 runs in their last nine games. Michael Conforto spoke about the lineup's woes after the game.
The Mets optioned first baseman Dom Smith to Triple-A on Friday despite his productivity at the plate and recalled infielder Adeiny Hecchavaria. SNY's Anthony McCarron explains why that is actually the right move.
Jed Lowrie continues to progress in minor-league rehab games with Port St. Lucie and could join the Mets lineup soon.
Mets rookie slugger Pete Alonso's historic start to the season, which garnered the NL Rookie of the Month Award, has officially put him on the league's radar as one of the best rising young players in baseball, writes SNY's Matt Cerrone.
Mets outfielders Brandon Nimmo and Conforto join SNY to put their artistic skills to the test.