The New York Mets were blanked by the Houston Astros, 2-0, on Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field. With the loss, New York has now dropped three straight games for the first time this season.
Taijuan Walker started on the mound for the Mets and tossed 7 1/3 shutout innings. Edwin Díaz recorded two outs in the eighth before Drew Smith pitched the ninth and served up a go-ahead two-run home run to Jason Castro. That ended up being the difference in the game.
The offense was completely shut down by veteran starting pitcher Justin Verlander, who fired eight scoreless innings. The Mets had just two hits with one coming from Brandon Nimmo and the other from Ender Inciarte.
New York finished the month of June with a 13-12 record. They scored two or fewer runs in 10 of those losses.
The Mets get the day off on Thursday before they begin a three-game series with the Texas Rangers at home on Friday night.