Rapid Reaction: Milone Roughed Up As Mets Fall to Angels 12-5

The New York Mets (18-24) were defeated by the Los Angeles (23-23) by a score of 12-5 on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.

Pitching:

Tommy Milone made his third start as a Met and was roughed up early and often.

The lefty lasted only 1 1/3 innings and allowed eight runs (seven earned) on seven hits and walked two while striking out three.

Milone now owns an 11.25 ERA in three starts since joining the Mets.

Rafael Montero came on in relief of Milone and struggled as well. Despite allowing only one run, Montero allowed two hits and walked three in 3 2/3 innings.

Neil Ramirez bounced back from a rough outing last night with a scoreless inning in relief.

Hansel Robles struggled in his inning of work as he allowed a three-run home run. He has now allowed 12 earned runs in his last three appearances.

Paul Sewald continued his string of strong performances with a scoreless ninth inning.

Offense:

Matt Reynolds was a late insert into the Mets lineup and took advantage of the opportunity as he smacked his first home run of the season.

Curtis Granderson had a pair of extra base hits on the day; his fourth home run of the season and a double.

Wilmer Flores had a pair of singles and scored a run.

Jay Bruce snapped out of a 2-for-29 funk with a three-run home run.

Michael Conforto continued to rip the cover off the ball as he hit a double off the right field wall and went 1-for-4 on the day. Conforto is hitting .338 with seven home runs and seven doubles in his last 20 games.

Game Notes

Jose Reyes was scratched before the game due to a tight left ribcage.

Up Next:

Matt Harvey is expected to make his first home start since being suspended as the Mets take on the San Diego Padres Tuesday night at Citi Field.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.

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