MMO Game Recap: Athletics 6, Mets 2

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The New York Mets (59-68) took on the Oakland Athletics (74-51) tonight at Coliseum for the first game of a short two game series, with Dillon Gee taking on Scott Kazmir.

What you should know:

The Mets got on the scoreboard first this evening, as Travis d’Arnaud launched his eleventh home run of the season, making it 1-0 in the top of the fourth inning.

Oakland answered back with four runs of their own in the bottom half of the fourth, topped off by a bases clearing triple by Coco Crisp, putting Oakland on top 4-1.

Dillon Gee would last 5.1 innings tonight, allowing four runs on eight hits while walking two and striking out four.

Scott Kazmir pitched six solid innings for Oakland, allowing one run on four hits while walking three and striking out six.

The Mets tacked on another run in the top of the seventh inning, as Anthony Recker hit a double down the left field line to score Wilmer Flores.

Gonzalez Germen, in his first appearance since being recalled in the wake of Bartolo Colon‘s placement on the bereavement list, surrendered a two-run home run to Josh Reddick in the bottom of the eighth inning, making it 6-2 Oakland.

Sean Doolittle came in to shut the door in the top of the ninth inning, striking out Anthony Recker to end the game.

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On deck:

The Mets look for the series tie tomorrow afternoon, with Zack Wheeler (8-8, 3.49 ERA) facing off against Jeff Samardzija (5-9, 2.96 ERA)

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