Yoenis Céspedes had walked on the eighth pitch of his at-bat since Barnes to load the bases in one inning.
Their best opportunity to score came in the bottom of the eighth inning, when Pete Alonso was on third and Ryan Cordell, pinch-running for JD Davis, was on second with a stolen base.
Conforto could not deliver in a great place for the second consecutive night. Michael Conforto, who went 0-for-3 Thursday, struck out swinging. "That is something we have insisted on, situation blows, doing the job and two nights in a row I have not been able to do it".
Curiously, manager Luis Rojas didn't pinch hit for Gimenez, who ended up grounding out to end the inning.
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Matz (0-1) allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out three over 5 1/3 innings.
Yet for a second straight night the game was there for the taking in the late innings and the Mets couldn't deliver. He is the first Red Sox catcher with four homers in the first seven games of a season since Carlton Fisk in 1981. The Mets went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position with nine men left on base. Paul Sewald helped contain Thursday's mess by entering to get the final two outs without another run scoring. The two teams will wrap up their four game series tonight, with first pitch for the contest scheduled for 7:07 p.m.at Citi Field.
Notes: Perez will try to bounce back from his start Saturday, when he gave up five runs, four earned, in five innings of a 7-2 loss to Baltimore. The Mets took a short-lived lead in the third on a two-run single by Jeff McNeil, but Xander Bogaerts led off the fourth with a single before Vazquez homered just beyond the reach of left fielder J.D. Davis for a 3-2 edge.
In a mediocre performance, Steven Matz lasted 5 ¹/₃ innings and allowed three earned runs on eight hits with two walks and three strikeouts, departing after 104 pitches. In the inning, Wilson Ramos and Alonso each walked and Brandon Nimmo was hit by a pitch.