The Mets (28-31, 5 GB in the NL East) dropped the rubber game to the Arizona Diamondbacks (30-30, 11 GB in NL West) on Sunday to cap their west coast road trip.
New York will have an off day as they travel back east, where they await the Giants at Citi Field on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. It will be Noah Syndergaard (3-4, 4.90 ERA) getting the ball against Madison Bumgarner (3-5, 4.01 ERA).
Here's what went down on Sunday, in case you missed it:
Wilson Ramos was the only Met to do something at the plate yesterday, hitting a solo homer that accounted for the road team's only run of the night. The D-Backs tacked on seven to come away with the series win on their home field.
Steven Matz had a rough first inning against Arizona, allowing two homers that put the Mets in a 3-0 hole. But he said he didn't panic. As he put it, "it's just baseball."
After a short stint on the IL, Robinson Cano told reporters that he expects the Mets will activate him ahead of the series opener with San Francisco.
Jay Bruce has made his way back to the NL East, as the Mariners and Phillies completed a trade for the veteran outfielder.
Dom Smith was initially in the Mets' lineup yesterday, but right thumb soreness saw him as a late scratch. Mickey Callaway said that the 23-year-old will undergo an MRI to see what the damage is.
Aaron Judge believes Pete Alonso will thrive on a Home Run Derby stage. The rookie said he would participate if the MLB extends an invitation (which they should be doing soon).
In the latest "Former Mets Watch," Jarred Kelenic was highlighted as he continues to rake this year. He homered in his High-A Modesto debut.