The New York Mets fell to the Los Angeles Angels, 11-6, on Saturday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Angel Stadium.
The pitching struggled, but there was a bright spot on the offensive side of things. Khalil Lee, who is the Mets’ No. 7 prospect, crushed a three-run shot to left-center in the ninth inning for his first Major League home run.
Pete Alonso smacked his 17th home run of the season, while Mark Canha collected an RBI single. New York’s other run came on a fielding error. J.D. Davis and Luis Guillorme each had two-hit games.
Carlos Carrasco started on the bump for New York and surrendered five runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings while striking out seven. The right-hander served up two home runs. Jake Reed, who was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse before the game after Colin Holderman was placed on the injured list, allowed three runs in relief. Chasen Shreve also allowed three runs, and Trevor Williams recorded two outs.
The Mets will wrap up their long 10-game West Coast trip on Sunday night. Taijuan Walker is scheduled to start for New York.