Jacob deGrom returned to the mound on Friday night after a two-hour, 42-minute rain delay but it did not go well for the right-hander, who allowed five runs over four innings en route to a 10-2 loss. >> Box score
Five things to know about Friday's game...
1) DeGrom, who made his first start after a brief stint on the IL with elbow soreness, struggled for the third consecutive game where he failed to pitch beyond the fifth inning. He struggled with his command, walking three batters and hitting two more. He managed to escape a bases-loaded jam in the second inning but he ran into trouble again in the third and was not as successful.
2) The whole complexion of the game may have been different in the second inning when Todd Frazier belted a deep fly to center field but he was robbed of a home run by Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain, which would have given the Mets an early 1-0 lead. Frazier later had a RBI single on a 1-for-4 day at the plate.
3) Corey Oswalt relieved deGrom for three innings and did not fare any better. He allowed four more runs over three innings on three hits and two walks as the game got too far out of hand for the Mets to make a comeback.
4) One positive to take away from Friday's loss was another impressive day at the plate for Jeff McNeil. He went 2-for-5 which brings his batting average to .365 -- second-best in the National League behind Dodgers' Cody Bellinger.
5) Robinson Cano also continued to swing his hot bat on Friday, going 2-for-3 with a RBI single. He is now 13-for-his-last-22 and has five multi-hit games in his last seven games.
The Mets return to action against the Brewers on Saturday when Noah Syndergaard (1-2, 5.90 ERA) takes the mound on his bobblehead night opposite Brandon Woodruff (2-1, 5.81 ERA) for Milwaukee.