On the night Daniel Murphy returned to the lineup, the Mets’ faltering offense might have lost another bat.
New York lost its sixth straight, falling to .500 (36-36) for the first time since it was 3-3 on April 12.
Carlos Gomez scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning when outfielder Michael Cuddyer misplayed a double off the wall.
Despite being no-hit, having their ace hit hard and blowing a ninth-inning lead for the first time all season, the Mets maintained their slim NL East lead thanks to a huge come-from-behind win to close out the week.
Michael Cuddyer singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the New York Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Thursday night to prevent a three-game sweep.
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.
Just when the Mets appeared headed back to the win column, everything fell apart.
Weekend series against Washington and its stingy starting rotation. Wrong time for the Mets to hit a serious slump at the plate.
For a team with tremendous expectations after a long run of losing, the Mets are off to a fast start.
The Amazin’s will have to make due without their captain for the next two weeks.
Harvey (2-0) was no doubt retaliating after Buchanan (0-2) plunked Wilmer Flores and Michael Cuddyer in the second inning, both on the left hand.
Lucas Duda will be the Mets’ first baseman on Monday. Three other players have started at three different positions on Opening Day for the Amazin’s.
Michael Cuddyer hit his sixth home run this spring and Lucas Duda homered, doubled and drove in five runs as the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 7-1 on Monday.
The big names for the New York Mets this season: Matt Harvey, David Wright, Tommy John.
Mat Latos gave up seven hits in an eight-run second inning, and the New York Mets routed the Miami Marlins 12-3 Monday.