The Mets (27-28, 6 GB in the NL East) lost the third game of a four-game road series to the Dodgers 9-8 when Edwin Diaz blew a three-run ninth-inning lead.
They play the rubber game when Jason Vargas (1-2, 5.22 ERA) takes on Hyun-Jin Ryu (7-1, 1.65 ERA) on Thursday at 10:10 p.m.
Here's what went down on Wednesday, in case you missed it:
Diaz allowed back-to-back homers, a game-tying double to Cody Bellinger and a walk-off sac fly to Alex Verdugo as the Mets blew an 8-5 ninth-inning lead. After the game, Diaz called his outing "easily the worst day of my career."
Pete Alonso hit two home runs off Walker Buehler, making team and MLB history in the process. Not only did Alonso break the franchise's rookie record for most homers in a month, but he also tied Mark McGwire for the most home runs by a rookie before June 1 ... with two games left to play in May.
RHP Seth Lugo could return from the injured list this weekend after he had been out since May 20 due to right shoulder/biceps tendinitis.
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