Mets takeaways from Sunday's 7-1 loss to Rays, including Marcus Stroman's three home runs allowed

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Marcus Stroman grey uniform Phillies
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The Mets were swept by the Tampa Bay Rays, losing Sunday's game, 7-1.

Here are the takeaways...

1. Marcus Stroman continued his hot start through three innings, but in the fourth, he allowed a two-out, two-run home run to Manuel Margot to put the Rays up 2-0. Willy Adames then tagged him for a two-run shot of his own in the fifth to give Tampa Bay a 4-0 lead. Brandon Lowe joined the party, hitting a solo shot in the sixth. Stroman had allowed just three homers in his previous six starts, but allowed three in three innings on Sunday. In all, he totaled five runs on five hits and walk one and just one strikeout over six innings. Stroman's ERA went from 1.87 after the third inning to 2.72 by day's end.

2. Michael Conforto and Jeff McNeil both left the game with hamstring tightness they suffered in the first inning -- Conforto's was his right, while McNeil’s was his left. Jake Hager and Patrick Mazeika came in as their respective replacements, leaving the Mets with just a one-man early on.

3. The Mets had just four baserunners all day: two hits, one walk and one reached on an error.

4. One of those hits, however, was Mazeika's first in the big leagues -- a solo home run in the sixth inning. Interestingly, though, it was the fourth RBI of his career.

5. Robert Gsellman took over for the Mets in the seventh and struck out two in his lone inning of work. He allowed one hit, but then picked the runner off at first base.

6. Edwin Diaz entered the game in the eighth to get some work in but struggled. He allowed two runs on three hits, continuing his struggles in non-save situations.

7. With an 0-for-4 afternoon, Francisco Lindor is 2 for his past 16.

8. James McCann is 3 for his last 23 (.130) after an 0-for-3 performance Sunday.

Highlights

What’s next

The Mets will travel to Atlanta to face the Braves. Both starters are TBD for Monday's 7:10 p.m. matchup.