Jacob deGrom did not have it and the Mets dropped their second straight game in a 14-8 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday at Citi Field. >> Box score
Six things to know about Tuesday's game...
1) Jacob deGrom had the chance to break/extend a couple record tonight at Citi Field. The Twins had other plans. DeGrom was mortal tonight as he allowed six runs on eight hits, including three homers, over four innings. Mitch Garver was the man that broke his scoreless inning streak in the second with a solo homer to center. Then, after a wild pitch scored Jorge Polanco in the third, Eddie Rosario and Garver went back-to-back to make it 5-1 Mets. DeGrom's MLB-record consecutive starts allowing three runs or fewer was also capped at 31 straight tonight.
2) Brandon Nimmo has struggled to start the season, but hopefully tonight is the sign of something better. He belted his first homer of the season -- a solo shot to right center -- while going 2-for-4 on the night.
3) Michael Conforto has now homered in three straight games, thanks to a no-doubter to right field. He went 2-for-3 on the night with two runs scored as well.
4) Pete Alonso may have started off his night going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, but he wasn't going to go out with a bang. He hit his fourth homer of the year, a solo shot to right field, and showed off his opposite-field power again in the top of the ninth with a two-run blast to right-center field.
5) After deGrom came out the Mets' bullpen struggled to keep the game close. Seth Lugo allowed a run in two innings of work and Robert Gsellman allowed three runs, including a two-run home run, although none of them were earned because of an Alonso error. Jason Vargas, who was pushed back in the rotation so deGrom could pitch Tuesday, allowed four runs, including a three-run home run in the ninth inning.
6) Amed Rosario had a solid night at the dish, going 3-for-4 with an RBI double to kick off the Mets' scoring.
The Mets finish their series with the Twins on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field. It'll be Noah Syndergaard against Jake Odorizzi on the mound.