Added Mets third baseman Todd Frazier: “I feel for him, man. We’re trying but just not producing at the place. Gives up three runs and we’ve got to win those games.”
In the ninth inning, Yankees left fielder Giancarlo Stanton added a solo home run off Paul Sewald.
Earlier in the day, the Mets placed closer Jeurys Familia on the disabled list because of soreness in his throwing shoulder that he complained about after his outing on Wednesday. Callaway said Familia’s magnetic resonance imaging examination was “pretty clean.”
The Mets also announced that starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard, who has a strained ligament in the index finger of his throwing hand, would not return from the disabled list as planned on Sunday to face the Yankees. Seth Lugo will replace him.
In the minor leagues, outfielder Yoenis Cespedes inched closer to a return from nearly a month away with a right hip injury. He played in his first rehabilitation game on Friday as a designated hitter with Class AA Binghamton, and he was expected to play the field on Saturday.
After the game, Cespedes told reporters through an interpreter that he expected to come off the disabled list on Tuesday in Atlanta, but he also delivered some brutally honest comments that may raise eyebrows in Flushing.
“For the way the team is playing right now, even if I’m doing very well, if the team remains playing this way, I don’t think it’s going to help,” he said. “But I’m eager to get back.”