In the second inning, the Mets jumped out to a 2-0 lead over the Astros on a pair of RBI from Jeff McNeil and Michael Conforto. Typically, that is far more run support than Jacob deGrom gets.
For some reason, the Mets ace game out after five. Walker Lockett pitched a scoreless sixth before allowing a three run homer to Michael Brantley. He took the loss in what was a 6-2 Mets loss.