Today started even better than yesterday: A.J. Pollock walk. David Peralta home-run, and we were two runs up before an out had been recorded. However, as yesterday, the offense seemed to give up: we had some chances against Matt Harvey, who seemed far from his sharpest early on, but after failing to take advantage, he handcuffed us in the later innings, and we didn't get a runner past first base after the second inning. Pollock and Peralta each drew a pair of walks, but both Jake Lamb and Paul Goldschmidt were 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, and appear already to be mentally checked-out for the All-Star break.
Patrick Corbin was great early on. Through his first four innings, the Mets had managed one single in 13 at-bats, with no walks and five strikeouts, including Corbin fanning the side in the second. But a lead-off homer in the fifth cut the lead to one, and with two outs, Corbin walked the #8 hitter and gave up a two-run shot to Harvey - it withstood a challenge due to fan interference. Another homer leading off the sixth ended Corbin's day, with four runs allowed on one walk and four hits, three of them homers, with five strikeouts. The bullpen kept the Mets off the board the rest of the way, but the score ended up a carbon-copy of the one yesterday.