The New York Mets (18-23) defeated the Los Angeles Angels (22-23) by a score of 7-5 on Saturday at Citi Field.
Zack Wheeler gifted the Mets another solid outing, recording his third win of the season.
The righty was dominant through five innings, allowing zero runs and three hits.
In the sixth, things began to unravel as Wheeler loaded the bases and forced in a run with a hit by pitch.
He allowed a total of two runs, four hits, five walks and five strike outs over five innings.
Fernando Salas inherited a bases loaded and nobody out jam in the sixth, but did his best to save Wheeler’s start as he was able to tightrope out of danger allowing only one run to score.
Neil Ramirez made his Mets debut and didn’t record a single out. He was charged with all three runs.
Addison Reed inherited a bases loaded nobody out situation. He allowed all three runners to score, and despite keeping it interesting, he was able to get out of the inning and secure his sixth save of the season.
Michael Conforto reached base four times with a double and three walks. Conforto came around to score three of the four times he was on.
Jose Reyes also reached base four times, as he singled three times and walked. Reyes drove in a pair of runs with a late RBI single. Reyes picked up his 2,000th career hit Saturday night.
Neil Walker drove in a pair of runs with an RBI single and a run scoring groundout.
Wilmer Flores drove in an insurance run with a pinch hit RBI double in the eighth.
Rene Rivera snapped his 12-game hitting streak as he went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and an intentional walk.
The Mets send lefty Tommy Milone (1-1, 6.25 ERA) to the mound Sunday afternoon with hopes of completing the series sweep. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m.