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Mets Go Back To Losing Ways Against Angels At CitField

By Joyce Vetere Milowski and Dan Miller

Family photo of Collado and Rodriguez family from Flushing at Mets game on Sunday vs the LA Angels. Mets lost 12-5 to drop to 7.5 games behind the division leading Washington Nationals

Family photo of Collado and Rodriguez family from Flushing at Mets game on Sunday vs the LA Angels. Mets lost 12-5 to drop to 7.5 games behind the division leading Washington Nationals The New York Mets have had a bumpy start to the 2017 season finishing the month of April with a 10-14 record and trailing the Washington Nationals by 6.5 games. They began the month of May by taking 2 out of three from the Atlanta Braves, the only loss to former Met knuckleballer R. A. Dickey besting Matt Harvey and the Mets 9-7. The Mets duplicated the number of wins against their next opponent, the Miami Marlins and then again against the San Francisco Giants, winning the first two of the series and losing the final game 6-5 when Familia blew the game and the Mets lost 6-5. That game (on 5/10) was the start of a seven (&) game losing streak, the longest of the season. The Mets previously lost six straight games in the month of April from 4/20-4-27.

The Mets began another six game skid, losing six in a row beginning with 5/10 with a 6-5 loss to the Giants, then losing three to the Milwaukee Brewers and three to the Arizona Diamondbacks to put their record at 16-23.

The Mets began this weekend series with the American League, Los Angeles Angeles on a wining note taking the I st game of the series on Friday night by the score of 3-0 with Jacob DeGrom besting Ricky Nolasco. They won again on Saturday night with Wheeler pitching well enough to defeat the Angels 7-5 with help from the bullpen. One highlight of the game was Jose Reyes reaching the 200-hit mark in major league baseball. With his 2,000th hit on Saturday night Reyes moved into third place in Mets franchise history with hits behind David Wright (1,777) and Eddie Krainpool (I,418). Jose Reyes, with his 2,000 hits joins the ranks of the following active players who have also reached the 2,000 career mark. Ichiro Suzuki, Adrian Beltre, Albert Pujols, Carlos Beltran, Miguel Cabrera, Robinson Cano and Matt Holliday.

This weekend marked another Mets milestone. Mets manager Terry Collins passed Davie Curtis Granderson homers in the fifth in Sunday's game against the LA Angels his fourth homer of the year cutting the Angels lead 9-2. Mets list 12-5 leaving them 7.5 games behind division leaders Washington Nationals.  Photos Dan Miller/DMD ImagesCurtis Granderson homers in the fifth in Sunday's game against the LA Angels his fourth homer of the year cutting the Angels lead 9-2. Mets list 12-5 leaving them 7.5 games behind division leaders Washington Nationals. Photos Dan Miller/DMD ImagesJohnson as the longest tenured Mets manager with 1,013 under his belt. Collin has collected 499 wins with the Mets with only Davey Johnson (595) and Bobby Valentine (536) having more.

The Mets outfielders have a combined 33 homes runs for the season, the most in the majors. They were tied with the New York Yankees for the major league lead until Curtis Granderson unloaded on the first pitch thrown to him by Angels starter Jesse Chavez in the Mets fifth to giving the Mets the Major League lead. One inning later Mets outfielder Jay Bruce unloaded a three run blast bringing the Mets within 4 (9-5) and extending the Mets lead in homeruns for outfielders to 33.

Unfortunately for the Mets, The pitching staff gave immediately gave back the three runs in the top of the next inning giving the Angels a commanding 12-5 lead. That was the final score dropping the Mets another game behind the division leading Washington Nationals who won their game in Atlanta 3-2 over the Braves. The Mets now trail the Nationals by 7.5 games in the National League East. The Mets play San three games this week Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday before leaving a short road trip to Pittsburg for a 3-game weekend series before returning home to Queens for 4 games vs the Milwaukee Brewers and 3 more against the Pirates.

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