Brandon Nimmo hit his 17th home run of the season, but Paul Sewald blew the lead during a four-run fourth inning and the Mets lost to the Red Sox on Saturday afternoon, 5-3.
Things you should know about today's game...
1) A day after the Mets scored eight runs in a shutout victory, New York's offense could muster just two hits. Brandon Nimmo supplied the Mets with their only runs of the game when he hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning. It was an otherwise-quiet day, as Jeff McNeil accounted for the Mets' only other hit of the game.
2) Corey Oswalt did his part, allowing no earned runs (one unearned) in 2 2/3 innings. He struck out three batters and walked one. His unearned run was set up by a throwing error by Dominic Smith, a pay that put runners on the corners and eventually led to an RBI single by Xander Bogaerts. Smith also had a fielding error in the game.
3) The Mets used five relievers to get through the rest of the game after Oswalt's early departure. Daniel Zamora kept the Red Sox at bay for 1 1/3 innings, but Paul Sewald allowed four runs on three hits, wiping out the Mets' 3-1 lead. Drew Smith and Drew Gagnon combined to toss three scoreless innings and Jacob Rhame was brought on to record one out.
The Mets and Red Sox will finish their series on Sunday afternoon at 1:05 p.m.
Mets RHP Jacob deGrom (1.71 ERA/2.06 FIP, 0.954 WHIP in 195 innings) will pitch for New York, while Chris Sale (1.96 ERA/1.95 FIP, 0.850 WHIP in 147 innings) will start for the Red Sox.