Gut Reaction: A’s 3, Mets 2 – 7/23/2017

The Sunday blues continue as the Mets yet again failed to complete a series sweep of the Oakland A’s, falling 3-2. Rafael Montero pitched seven strong innings, allowing three solo home runs but not much else. But the Mets could only muster two runs of their own, courtesy of a Michael Conforto solo shot and an RBI ground out by Jose Reyes. They had a chance to rally in the sixth inning, but stranded two runners.

On a positive note, the Mets not only weren’t charged with any errors but made a few nice plays, including Jay Bruce throwing out a runner at second and Rene Rivera throwing out a base runner at third. They also turned two nice double plays. Yoenis Cespedes and Asdrubal Cabrera had the day off.

The Mets hop a flight tonight as they begin 10-game road trip. Tomorrow night they start a four game series at San Diego’s Petco Park with with ace Jacob deGrom opposing lefty Clayton Richard. There’s a chance Neil Walker will return from the DL for the series.