Zack Wheeler made just one mistake, but it cost him as the Mets couldn't rebuttle Cody Bellinger's grand slam in the sixth in a 5-2 loss to the Dodgers on Friday night.
Things you should know about today's game...
1.) Before Bellinger's blast, Wheeler was pitching a pretty good game. He set down six straight, including three straight strikeouts in the second inning, and he worked out of a couple jams. Michael Conforto helped in the third with a great diving catch to save a run. However, a leaking fastball broke the game wide open. Wheeler went seven innings, allowing the four runs on five hits while striking out seven over seven innings.
2.) Though the Mets' offense was quiet yet again, Jose Bautista collected a first with New York. He belted his first homer as a Met -- a two-run towering moonshot that cleared the left field fence to bring the Mets within two. He finished his night 2-for-4.
3.) Yasiel Puig put the icing on the cake in the top of the ninth, as he lined a Chris Beck pitch over the left field fence for a solo homer to add insurance.
4) With runners in scoring position, the Mets went 0-for-6 on the night.
News and notes...
The Mets have lost four consecutive games, and are 4-16 in their last 20 games.
With the win, the Dodgers have now defeated the Mets in 10 straights games which dates back to May 28, 2016.
Citi Field hasn't been favorable to the Mets of late, as they are 1-11 in their last 12 games.
Amed Rosario's hitting streak ended at eight games, which was a career best in that category.
The Mets (31-42) continue their series against the Dodgers (39-35) on Saturday night at 7:15 p.m. on SNY. Jacob deGrom will take the hill against Clayton Kershaw, who returns to the Dodgers' rotation.