Mets Fall Short Vs. Rox, Dealt Another Injury

The Mets' offense couldn't back up David Peterson, as the Rockies picked up a 3-2 win in Citi Field on Monday night.

Peterson was on the mound for the Mets and had a rough start. After a mostly quiet first inning, Peterson gave up two solo home runs in the second inning to open things for the Rockies and give them a quick 2-0 lead.

 Later on in the fourth, after putting a runner on base with a walk, Peterson gave up a triple to deep center which brought in another run.

Johneshwy Fargas crashed hard into the centerfield wall trying to make the catch on the play, and looked pretty banged up afterwards. He finished the inning out, but was replaced by Cameron Maybin, while Khalil Leet ook Maybin's spot out in right.

The Mets announced during the game that it's a left AC Joint Sprain for Fargas.

Peterson's day finished after 6.0 innings and 89 pitches, with the lefty finishing with five hits and three earned runs allowed, while striking out three and walking three.

James McCann, who made his first ever appearance at first base with all the Mets' injuries, hit a homer out to deep center to cut the deficit to 3-1.

McCann played first base for the first time in 994 professional games, and the longtime catcher's first play was a nose-first dive into the infield dirt for a backhand snare on Josh Fuentes' three-hopper in the second inning. The bill of his cap bent, McCann got to his knees and threw to Peterson covering first, just in time for the out. McCann had not played first since his junior year in college for Arkansas, at Memphis on March 23, 2011

Brandon Drury crushed a solo home run to left in the leadoff spot in the ninth inning, to make things very interesting in the final frame with the Mets now down by just one.

But after a Patrick Mazeika single, Jonathan Villar struck out Francisco Lindor, popped out to left, and McCann struck out to end the game.

The Rockies held on to secure the 3-2 win and snap the Mets' five-game home win streak.

Mets general manager Zack Scott spoke before the game about the alarming injury toll.

"There's only so many layers of depth that you can rely on, so there's definitely concern," he said. "Definitely I'm aware that adding some additional talent is important and we are going to try to do that."

Tuesday Mets ace Jacob deGrom (3-2, 0.68 ERA) makes his first start since May 9 following a bout with right side tightness that sent him to the injured list.

Colorado improves to 3-17 on the road. The Mets won 2 out of 3 in Denver last month.

New York falls to 21-20 on the season and still maintain a 1 game lead in the NL East despite losing 7 of the last 10.

(photo, Getty Images)

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