Things you should know about today's game...
1) Jacob deGrom allowed five runs for the second consecutive start, punctuated by Giancarlo Stanton's Major League-leading 45th home run, a three-run shot in the seventh. DeGrom surrendered 10 hits and didn't walk a batter while striking out eight over 6 1/3 innings.
2) Yoenis Cespedes homered, doubled and drove in two runs. Wilmer Flores had a sacrifice fly and Travis d'Arnaud singled in a run during the Mets' three-run eighth. New York entered the frame with three hits and two walks against Marlins starter Adam Conley, who struck out a career-high 11 over seven innings.
3) Josh Smoker allowed an unearned run in the seventh, but the Mets' bullpen extended their streak of not allowing an earned run to 15 innings over the last four games.
Highlights from the game...
News and notes...
The Mets lost for the seventh time in nine games and fell to 1-4 on their nine-game homestand. They are 11-24 in day games this year.
New York finished 4-5 against Miami at Citi Field this season. It's the first time since 2009 that the Mets finished with a losing record at home against the Marlins.
Since winning eight consecutive starts from June 12-July 24, deGrom (13-7) has lost four of his last five outings while posting a 4.18 ERA. He's allowed 19 hits and 10 runs in his last two starts spanning 13 2/3 innings. DeGrom's eight strikeouts pushed his season total to 191, the second-highest total of his career.
Cespedes has five homers, 10 RBIs and nine runs scored over his last 12 games. He dropped a fly ball in the seventh for an error that contributed to the Marlins' sixth run.
Michael Conforto is hitting .154 (8-for-53) with 18 strikeouts over his last 15 games. He does have five homers and nine RBIs in that span.
The Mets (54-68) continue their homestand against the Diamondbacks (67-57) at Citi Field on Monday night at 7 p.m. on SNY.
Robert Gsellman (5-5, 5.98 ERA, 1.60 WHIP) opens the four-game set with Arizona after returning from a seven-week stint on the disabled list on Wednesday. The 24-year-old allowed three runs over 5 1/3 innings during a no-decision against the Yankees. Gsellman has never started against the Diamondbacks, but he surrendered a run during a one-inning relief appearance against them on May 17.
Taijuan Walker (6-7, 3.83 ERA 1.31 WHIP) looks to snap a personal nine-game winless streak during which he's lost four times. The right-hander surrendered five runs -- three earned -- in five innings of a 7-6 loss to the Astros on Wednesday. Walker allowed two runs over five innings of a loss in his only career start against the Mets back in 2014 when he was with the Mariners.