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The lone run came in the seventh inning, as Alfonzo Soriano brought home the lone run with a fly ball to the gap in left field minutes after a double play attempt failed. After Mark Teixiera walked, Brian McCann hit to a shifting Daniel Murphy, who tossed to David Wright at second base for the first, but Wright's throw was off and did not get to Lucas Duda in time for the second out.
After chasing Chase Whitley out of the game in the fifth inning, the Mets struggled against Dellin Betances, striking out six times, four of them with the bat sitting on the shoulder of the hitter. As he was the pitcher of record when the winning run scored, Betances picked up his second win of the season.
The Mets struck out a total of 14 times, with Jacob deGrom being the lone starter who did not strike out. David Wright had a tough time making contact with the ball, striking out three of his four plate appearances.
Jacob deGrom pitched seven innings, striking out six and giving up four hits in his first big league appearance.
A HIT!!: The Mets pitching troubles at the plate came to an end when deGrom picked up the first base hit by a Mets pitcher all season. The hit breaks an 0-for-64 slump all season long.
SEPTUPLET: 7 straight Mets batters struck out in the sixth through eight innings, tying a franchise record.
CAPITAL: The Mets hope their offense turns around as they make a trip to the Nation's Capital for the start of a three game set against the Washington Nationals. This is the first time the Mets see the Nationals since the opening series of the season, where the Nats swept the Mets at Citi Field.
It doesn't get much easier for the Mets afterwards, as they return home to face the Los Angeles Dodgers.