Things you should know about tonight's game...
1) Matt Harvey had another rough outing, as he surrendered four earned runs and seven hits in just four innings of work. He likely will finish the 2017 campaign with a 6.70 ERA. Harvey balked in a run in the bottom of the 3rd when he completely lost grip of the ball and allowed J.P. Williams to score.
2) The Mets let up two home runs in the sixth inning alone -- Jorge Alfaro and Cesar Hernandez went yard -- and they also allowed a bomb from Maikel Franco in the 2nd inning.
3) Jose Reyes and Dominic Smith drove in the lone runs for the Mets, homering in the first and fifth innings respectively.
Highlights of the Game
News and notes...
Harvey has allowed 28 earned runs in his September starts, including 14 earned runs in his last three outings.
Smith has two home runs and four RBIs in his last two games. Before the two games against the Braves and the Phillies, Smith didn't have a single hit in four straight outings.
The Mets (69-91) will play game two of a three-game set against the Phillies (65-95) at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday evening (7:05 p.m. ET).
Seth Lugo (7-5, 4.72 ERA) will start on Saturday after allowing only two hits and zero runs in six innings of work against the Braves. He struck out seven and led the Mets to a 3-2 win on the same day.
Henderson Alvarez (0-1, 3.60 ERA) has just two starts this season and both have come in the month of September. Alvarez allowed zero runs and only five hits in a September 23rd start versus the Braves.