Mets RHP Anthony Swarzak allowed two home runs and six of the nine batters he faced to reach base in Sunday's 8-7 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field.
Swarzak allowed three runs and six hits in 1 1/3 innings, entering a 4-4 game and leaving with the Mets down 7-4.
On a day in which the Mets allowed seven home runs, a record for one team in one game at Citi Field, Swarzak gave up two: a tiebreaking solo homer to Joc Pederson in the seventh inning and a solo home run to Cody Bellinger in the eighth inning that gave the Dodgers a three-run lead.
Bellinger's homer, his second of the game, was the fifth Swarzak has allowed in 11 2/3 innings this season. By contrast, he allowed only six home runs in 77 1/3 innings with the Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers in 2017.
"It seems like he's still trying to find himself," Mets manager Mickey Callaway said after Sunday's game.
Pederson was the first batter to face Swarzak, and he hit an 84 mph slider over the right-field fence to give the Dodgers a 5-4 lead.
In the eighth inning, Swarzak continued to struggled. He allowed back-to-back singles to Kiké Hernandez and Max Muncy to lead off the eighth inning before Matt Kemp hit into a run-scoring double play that put the Mets behind 6-4. Bellinger followed with his second home run of the game that made it 7-4.
Over his last seven outings, Swarzak has a 6.48 ERA and a 1.80 WHIP, giving up six runs, four home runs, 13 hits and two walks in 8 1/3 innings.