Mets set dubious record in latest blowout loss to Pirates

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The New York Mets have been heading in the right direction all year, but they've certainly wound up on the wrong side of the record books recently.

After their 8-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, the Mets became the first team in MLB history to lose three straight games by six or more runs to a club with at least 30 fewer wins, according to Stats Perform.

The loss to the lowly Pirates, who improved to 50-84 on Tuesday, follows back-to-back losses to the Washington Nationals by a score of 7-1. The Mets dropped to 85-51 but still lead the NL East, while the Nats sit in the basement of the division at 48-87.

Holding a seven-game lead in the division as recently as mid-August, the Mets are now in a precarious position. Following five defeats in its last eight games, New York is now tied atop the division with the defending champion Atlanta Braves.

The Mets' three-game series against the Pirates concludes Wednesday with a doubleheader at PNC Park. Chris Bassitt and Jacob deGrom are New York's scheduled starters.

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