In case you missed it…
- Seth Lugo (0-1) loaded the bases with nobody out in the 10th. He struck out Didi Gregorius before Castro plated the go-ahead run with a sac fly to right-center.
- James Loney led off the bottom of the 10th with a double against Dellin Betances and moved to third on a sacrifice. After Alejandro De Aza was hit by a pitch, Rene Rivera tapped back to the mound and Curtis Granderson struck out on three pitches to end the game.
- The Mets entered the eighth leading 5-3 but Jerry Blevins and Addison Reed combined to blow the lead when Didi Gregorius blooped a two-run single into left with two outs.
- Recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas earlier in the day, Matt Reynolds gave the Mets a two-run lead with a three-run homer off CC Sabathia in the sixth, his second of the season. He also doubled and finished 2-for-5.
- Wilmer Flores went 2-for-4 with his 11th home run of the season and his eighth since July 1.
- Logan Verrett pitched five innings and allowed three runs on four hits and three walks. He struck out two, hit a batter and tossed a wild pitch which enabled the Yankees to tie the game, 1-1, in the fourth.
- The Mets threw out Brett Gardner at home after he attempted to start the game with an inside-the-park home run.
To read the full AP recap and box score, click here.
Terry Collins on the bullpen faltering: "We like to get into that situation every night where we've got those guys coming into the game with a lead. We'll take our chances."
Collins on Reynolds: "He might be one of those guys that says, 'This is where I want to play,' and maybe focuses better. He was slammed into a game in this series where the energy level is pretty high. That was a big hit. He's gonna get some playing time."
Verrett on his outing: "I kept us in it - gave us a chance to win the ballgame."
News and notes…
- The Mets have lost five of six and are just 2-9 in their last 11 games at Citi Field.
- The run charged to Reed in the eighth was the first he's allowed since June 23.
- Michael Conforto had an RBI double against in the fifth. It was his first extra-base hit against a left-hander this season and his first RBI in 19 games.
- Yoenis Cespedes was out of the starting lineup for the second straight day due to his sore right quad and was unavailable to pinch-hit.
- Justin Ruggiano suffered a mild left hamstring strain when he grounded into a double play in the third inning and was replaced by Conforto.
The Mets (54-51) will try and take the second game of the Subway Series against the Yankees (53-52) from Citi Field on Tuesday night at 7:10 p.m. ET on PIX11. Jacob deGrom (6-5, 2.56 ERA) is coming off a no-decision against Colorado despite leaving with lead after seven shutout innings. The Yankees will counter with right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (7-3, 3.16 ERA), who has lost just once in his last six starts dating back to June 11.