MetsJunkies Recap: Bullpen Struggles in Blow Out Loss

The Mets lost to the Rays 12-5 on Saturday for their second straight loss in St. Petersburg.

Drew Smith was the opener and pitched well going 2 innings, allowing 1 unearned run. Smith struck out three in his outing.

After Smith allowed the run in the first, the Mets took a 3-1 lead thanks to a Jose Peraza 3 run homerun with two outs in the second. Pete Alonso added another run with a solo shot in the third.

That’s when the troubles started. Lucchesi came in after Smith and pitched a good 3rd inning, but falthered in the fourth. The Rays scored 5 runs, four of Lucchesi and 1 off Reid Foley. The Mets were silenced until Lindor homered in the 8th to make it an one run game.

However, in the bottom of the eight the Rays scored 6 runs, to blow the game open for good. Barnes allowed three runs without recording an out and Jeurys Familia had his first real rough outing, allowing 3 in an inning of work. The Mets couldn’t come back in the ninth for a 12-5 final score.

The Mets will try and avoid the sweep on Sunday with Marcus Stroman getting the start.

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