Fresh off sweeping Washington, the Mets won their fourth in a row and moved a game ahead of the Nationals for the NL East lead.
Colon allowed three runs and 10 hits, all singles, in six innings and the Mets were shut down by Matt Cain and four relievers in a 3-0 loss to the Giants on Tuesday night.
Jimmy Nelson allowed two hits in eight strong innings, Scooter Gennett hit a home run and the Milwaukee Brewers extended the New York Mets’ losing streak
“We’re playing a little sluggishly right now,” Collins said. “We need to find some energy. We need to reach down inside here and figure out a way to pick up the pace a little bit more.”
Dickey faces the NL East-leading Mets for the first time since the deal on Thursday night, starting opposite Bartolo Colon in the majors’ first matchup between starters in their 40s in seven years.
Bartolo Colon moved into a tie for the major league lead with his ninth win, Wilmer Flores and John Mayberry Jr. homered, and the New York Mets held on to beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Friday night.
Welington Castillo picked a great time to get his first hit for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
“Not having National League pitchers hit would deprive us of the entertainment that Bartolo Colon has given us this year,” Manfred said.
The Mets are on the road this week, facing a pair of NL West clubs — San Diego and Arizona — after taking four of six at home against NL East rivals Philadelphia and Miami.
Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon says he wasn’t thinking about third base. But the crowd at Citi Field — heck, the world — would have loved to see him try.
Wilmer Flores hit a tiebreaking three-run homer off Justin De Fratus in the sixth inning to help Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 Monday.
Coupled with Washington’s victory over the Yankees, the Mets’ loss on Wednesday dropped them out of first place in the NL East for the first time since April 14.
Matt Adams hit a long three-run homer, Jason Heyward also connected and the St. Louis Cardinals enjoyed their second consecutive offensive outburst.
Ryan Braun homered twice and lead Kyle Lohse and the Milwaukee Brewers to a 7-0 victory over the slumping New York Mets on Friday.
The New York Mets head to Chicago this week to take on the Cubs after taking two of three from the Phillies this past weekend.