Game Recap: Mets issue 10 walks, fall to Red Sox 6-3
Jon Niese was great for two innings before faltering in his third frame, and the Mets lost to the Red Sox by the score of 6-3 at Tradition Field on Sunday.
The Mets took a 1-0 lead in the second when Wilmer Flores‘ infield single to second base resulted in a wide throw that allowed Kirk Nieuwenhuis to score from second base.
In the top of the third, Boston plated two runs – one on an RBI single and the other courtesy of a bases loaded walk by Tyler Pill.
The Mets tied things, 2-2, in the fourth on a run-scoring fielders choice, but the Red Sox scored three off a wild Hansel Robles in the fifth to take a 5-2 lead.
A wild pitch by Akeel Morris allowed Boston to plate a run in the seventh as they increased their lead to 6-2, a run the Mets got back in their half of the inning when Juan Lagares‘ RBI single drew them within 6-3. However, they couldn’t get any closer.
- Jon Niese gave up two runs on three hits and a walk in 2.2 innings of work.
- Mets pitchers overall were incredibly wild, walking 10 Boston batters.
- Wilmer Flores made a pair of nice plays at shortstop – the first on a diving play to snatch a liner, the second on a ball in the hole where he planted and fired to first for the out.
- David Wright went 1-for-3 with a double.
- Travis d’Arnaud went 1-for-2.
- Juan Lagares went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
- Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored.
- Cory Mazzoni worked around a walk in a scoreless inning of work.
- Gabriel Ynoa gave up a leadoff hit but pitched a scoreless frame.
The Mets host the Marlins at 1:10 p.m. on Monday.
Zack Wheeler gets the start for the Mets.
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