Zack Wheeler does best Harvey impersonation as Mets fall again

Zack Wheeler and Michael Conforto didn’t finish Friday night looking much better than Matt Harvey.

Wheeler buried his teammates before their first at-bat, allowing five runs in the first inning, while Michael Conforto struck out four times — including the game’s final at-bat, with the game-tying and game-winning runs in scoring position — to give the Mets their fourth-straight loss, 8-7, to the Rockies Friday night at Citi Field.

The Mets (17-12) have lost 12 of their past 18 games.

Wheeler allowed hits to six of the first seven batters he faced — including the Rockies’ first three hitters — and earned the wrath of the crowd before the Mets stepped to the plate.

The right-hander then allowed a solo home run to Charlie Blackmon to start the second inning and another to Tony Wolters to open the sixth.

Wheeler (2-2) ended up lasting six-plus innings — he has pitched at least six innings in three of his five starts — but allowed a season-high seven runs and 10 hits, with three walks and three strikeouts, and now holds a 5.79 ERA. He threw 100 pitches (64 strikes).

After being shut out in back-to-back games, the Mets quickly ended their 19-inning scoreless stretch when Asdrubal Cabrera hit a two-run homer off of German Marquez (2-3) in the first inning. But then a new streak began and the Mets didn’t register another run — or extra-base hit — until a two-run homer by Todd Frazier in the eighth inning, cutting the Rockies’ lead to 8-4.

Wilmer Flores revived some hope with a pinch-hit double to lead off the bottom of the ninth, and Amed Rosario following by bringing the few fans left out of their seats with a run-scoring single.

The Rockies then brought on closer Wade Davis, who surrendered a one-out RBI triple to Cabrera and brought the tying run to the plate.

Yoenis Cespedes then went down looking on a full-count, Jay Bruce drew a walk and Frazier laced an RBI single to bring pinch-runner Jose Reyes 90 feet from tying the game.

With two runners in scoring position, the struggling Conforto struck out for the fourth time to end the game.

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