The right-hander has surrendered four or more runs four times in 2018, including three times in his last four starts, during which he has a 5.09 ERA.
Brandon Nimmo broke up the shutout by homering with two outs in the ninth for the Mets. Starting pitchers have limited NY to two runs or fewer in 21 of the last 27 games. The Blue Jays now sit in third place in the AL East with a 21-20 record. The Mets' only baserunners were Luis Guillorme, who bounced an infield single up the middle in the second, and Wilmer Flores, who doubled to left-center in the fourth.
The Blue Jays added three runs apiece in the sixth, via a Donaldson sacrifice fly and RBI singles by Hernandez and Kevin Pillar, and the ninth, when Richard Urena hit a three-run homer.
Viewed through that lens, the Blue Jays got far more Dickey than they did from Cone, while Kent did far more in his career than Syndergaard has, at least so far.
Toronto has recorded 16.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 18.6 over its last five.
Toronto was 0-12 against the Mets in NY, the longest such skid against one team in interleague history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The visiting Mets fell to the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-2, while the host Blue Jays were beaten by the Boston Red Sox, 5-3. SportsNet New York will televise this interleague matchup. Last season the Jays never made it to the.500 level. The under is 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams in NY and is 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams overall. Frazier (strained left hamstring) is eligible to come off the 10-day DL on Friday.
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Luis Suarez doubled their lead with a well-taken finish through the legs of Denis Onyango. The Brazilians managed a consolation strike from Sibusiso Vilakazi in the 76th minute.
By the time his five-and-dive was over, he'd allowed two runs on five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts, throwing 103 pitches in the process. He struck out three times. He still has great stuff, however, and has struck out 56 batters this season over 43 innings and he's only walked 13 batters.
Curtis Granderson received a warm hand in his first game at Citi Field since the Mets traded him to the NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers last August.
Wheeler is 0-3 with a 9.57 ERA in three starts at Citi Field this season and 8-18 with a 5.31 ERA in 33 career starts at home.
The 35-year-old veteran, who spent almost six years playing in the National League and had a.096 average with one home run, two doubles and six RBIs heading into Wednesday, was one of six Blue Jays with more than one hit on the day.
Zack Wheeler goes for the Mets and he'll be looking to go above.500 as he now sits at 2-2 on the year. NY is just 4-10 in Wheeler's past 14 at home overall.