Things you should know about today's game...
1) Adam Wilk allowed three homers and six runs over 3 2/3 innings filling in for the suspended Matt Harvey. He walked one and struck out two in his first Major League appearance since 2015 with the Angels.
2) After scoring 35 runs in their last three games, New York was shut out for the first time this season. The Mets managed one hit on Sunday -- Rene Rivera's leadoff single in the sixth.
3) Paul Sewald allowed one run in 3 1/3 innings of relief in the longest outing of his brief Major League career. He surrendered four hits, no walks and struck out six.
4) Giancarlo Stanton homered twice, including a monstrous 468-foot blast, giving him 20 in 49 career games at Citi Field, the most by a visiting player. He has 31 career home runs against the Mets.
Highlights from the game...
News and notes...
New York ended their stretch of 32 consecutive games against N.L. East opponents with a 14-16 record and two rainouts. They do not play a divisional foe again until they meet Atlanta on June 9.
The Mets streak of scoring at least five runs ended at nine games. They scored 71 runs during the stretch, an average of 7.9 per game.
Wilk was making his first Major League start since April 25, 2012 with the Tigers. The left-hander is 0-4 with a 10.43 ERA in four career starts.
What they said after the game...
Terry Collins on the loss: "The game is about the game itself and when you take away that preparation and that factor that these guys have been playing very, very well and all of a sudden there is something thrown in the mix that no one in that room has any control over, yeah, it takes a little steam away. I don't think there's any doubt all of a sudden there was something that guys lost that focus a little bit. It certainly didn't help us."
Wilk on his short-notice start: "It's tough. I didn't get a whole lot of sleep. Tried to sleep wherever I could, on a plane or sitting the airport. I don't want to make any excuses. I should have made better pitches."
The Mets (14-16) make their first foray outside of the division as they welcome the struggling Giants (11-21) to Citi Field for three games beginning Monday at 7 p.m. on SNY.
Jacob deGrom (2-1, 3.68 ERA, 1.364 WHIP) opens the series for the Mets coming off a subpar outing against the Braves last Wednesday in Atlanta. Although he earned the win, deGrom walked at least five batters for the second time in three starts and allowed five runs and eight hits in a season-low five innings. The 28-year-old has a 3.42 ERA in four career starts against San Francisco, but he surrendered 11 runs (eight earned) in 11 innings in two outings against them last season.
Matt Moore (1-4, 6.75 ERA, 1.560 WHIP) gets the ball for the Giants, who have the worst record in the National League. The southpaw was throttled for nine runs and six hits in 3 1/3 innings against the Dodgers last Tuesday, the fourth time in six starts he's allowed at least six runs. Moore allowed three runs in five innings during a 9-5 loss last Aug. 20 in his only career appearance against the Mets.