The Mets pitching staff gave up three home runs in their 10-7 loss to the Phillies on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field. >> Box score
Five Takeaways from Sunday's game
1) Noah Syndergaard didn't have his best day on the mound, allowing four earned runs on six hits in 5.0 innings of work. The righty struck out five and walked just one batter. He did allow a solo home run to Adam Haseley in the top of the fourth inning with two outs, which cut the Mets lead to 3-2. Then in the top of the fifth inning, Corey Dickerson hit a two-run double off of Syndergaard to give the Phillies their first lead of the day.
2) The Mets got off to a hot start, scoring three runs in the first inning thanks to back-to-back home runs from Wilson Ramos and Robinson Cano.
3) The bullpen struggled in the top of the sixth inning, as the Phillies scored three runs to take a 7-4 lead. Paul Sewald gave up one earned run in just 0.1 innings and then Luis Avilan gave up two earned runs on three hits in 0.2 innings. The big blow came when Maikel Franco blasted a two-run homer off of Avilan with one out.
4) Wilson Ramos hit his third RBI of the day in the bottom of the sixth inning with a ground out that scored Jeff McNeil. Robinson Cano then followed up with a sacrifice fly to left field, scoring Pete Alonso, and cutting the Phillies lead to 7-6.
5) There were plenty of opportunities for the Mets to score, but they managed to go just 3-for-15 with runners in scoring position.
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The Mets will start a four-game series at home with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY. RHP Jacob deGrom (8-8, 2.76 ERA) gets the start for the Mets, and will go up against RHP Merrill Kelly (10-13, 4.69 ERA) for the D-backs.