Mets relievers falter in 4-3 loss to Giants

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 4, 2014 at 7:22 pm •  Published: August 4, 2014
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Collins wasn't around to see the final two innings. He was tossed by home plate umpire Ben May after arguing balls and strikes in the seventh.

"I thought the ball to Dan (Murphy) was low, but the ball to Lucas (Duda) was quite obviously low," Collins said. "And it's one of the things you try to say, Hey this is a big part of the game here. These guys are paid to swing the bat. They don't want to walk.' If that pitch is that close, Lucas Duda would have been swinging. And that's my version of it. Nicely."

Sergio Romo (5-3) got the win with one scoreless inning and Santiago Casilla pitched a perfect ninth for his ninth save.

NOT QUITE WRIGHT

Wright is 5 for 32 in his last eight games and has just one extra-base hit in the past 17.

"He said to me the other day, I know I've got to get it going,' and he's working at it," Collins said before the game. "As I said before when he went into a slump earlier in the year, when they (stars) get out of it, big things happen. The one thing you've got to do is ride this thing out, and he's going to fix it."

CENTER OF ATTENTION

Lagares had a career-tying three hits, along with his assist throwing out Blanco at the plate. Lagares hit .440 (11 for 25) on the homestand.

CROSS TRAINING

New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. threw out the first pitch.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: Matt Harvey, who threw off a mound Friday at Citi Field for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last October, is scheduled to do the same Tuesday at the team's spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

ON DECK

Mets: New York begins a three-game series Tuesday night in Washington. Mets righty Zack Wheeler (6-8, 3.60) faces Gio Gonzalez (6-7, 3.88). The Nats have won five of six meetings against the Mets this season. They meet 13 times in the final eight weeks.