The New York Mets started the month of May losing to the Atlanta Braves 3-2 to open the six game home stand at Citi Field. Noah Syndergaard was tagged for ten hits, gave up three runs in the 1st inning, and recorded three strikeouts for his first loss of the season. The young Braves have won their last five of six games. Syndergaard couldn’t get anything started allowing the first four batters to reach base and Atlanta never looked back going up 3-0. Yoenis Cespedes hit another homer over 400 feet in the 6th inning and continues to make defensive highlights in the outfield throwing out Kurt Suzuki at home plate. The pitching staff allowed 15 hits coming off the road trip with the lineup leaving seven runners on base
The Mets started the season off one of the best teams in baseball, however their last ten games have displayed the Mets are coming back down to earth. The pitching staff has supported the team where they haven’t seen a losing streak more than two game for April. Manager Mickey Callaway needs to find different methods to get the lineup rolling for May. The Amazin’s batting average and home runs have dropped compared to other seasons when the Mets needed homers to produce runs. Fans have to love the Mets run differential is +14 and on base percent is top 10 Top MLB.
Mets’ faithful are waiting for Michael Conforto, Jay Bruce, and Amed Rosario to match their potential moving forward to hold their tight lead in the National League East. The outfield shuffle will continue with Juan Lagares and Brandon Nimmo hitting over .300 looking for plate appearances. The front office may need to look at the catcher position with no production from Kevin Plawecki, Jose Lobation, or Tomas Nido before the All-Star break. The Mets will look for Jacob deGrom to calm down the Braves who score the most runs in baseball for April. He is looking like a CY Young candidate to start the season going for his 4th win, era at two, and has collected 48 strikeouts to start the season. Should we expect a bounce back game from the Metropolitans with their true ace on the mound.