NEW YORK -- Back and forth, it went. The Mets and Tigers kept shifting the momentum each way on Friday, but New York fell short. There has been nothing ordinary about this week for the Mets. Here are five numbers from Friday that stand out:


This is the number of home runs Noah Syndergaard has allowed this season. With two on Friday, he surpassed his 2018 total (nine). He allowed those nine in 25 starts, but Friday marked his 11th start of the 2019 season. Syndergaard has been plagued by inconsistency this season and Friday, when he allowed six earned runs, was just the latest example.Story continues below video
Aaron Altherr became the 12th Met in history to homer in his first at-bat with the team. Justin Toscano, Staff Writer


Since a two-homer game on Sept. 14, 2018, Aaron Altherr had taken 52 at-bats without hitting a home run. Before his go-ahead homer in Friday's loss to the Tigers, he had just one hit in 30 at-bats this season. The Mets have been decimated by injuries, so they are relying on unusual folks to contribute. Altherr joined the group with his home run, which would have proven more important if New York's pitching could hold the lead. Story continues below video
Keon Broxton is surprised with his lack of playing time. Justin Toscano, Staff Writer


This sort of pertains to the Mets, so we'll roll with it. In his first at-bat with Baltimore, ex-Met Keon Broxton crushed a 474-foot home run, which is tied for the second-longest homer in the majors this season. The Mets designated Broxton for assignment on May 17. He hit .143 in New York, but his Orioles tenure is off to a great start. 


Entering Friday, the Mets had scored 96 runs in the seventh inning or later this season, which led baseball. New York has surprised and dazzled with its late comebacks this week. On Friday, the Mets scored one run in the final three innings and it came via a Wilson Ramos solo shot. 


Including Friday, the Mets have hit a three-run home run in four straight games. J.D. Davis did it on Tuesday, Rajai Davis followed on Wednesday and Carlos Gomez did it Thursday. Adeiny Hechavarria blasted one in Friday's loss. Will the Mets hit another on Saturday? 

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