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Saturday, May 05, 2012

Recap: Game 26 - Diamondbacks at Mets - Rauch Snake Bitten in 8th

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

Arizona (14-13) «020000030581
N.Y. Mets (13-13)004000000492

W: B. Ziegler (1-1) L: J. Rauch (3-1)
S: J. Putz (6)
HR: ARI - C. Ransom (3)   NYM - None


Cody Ransom's RBI singled capped a three-run eighth inning the Arizona Diamondbacks used to down the New York Mets, 5-4, in the first of a three-game set at Citi Field.

Ransom also hit a two-run home run and finished with three RBI for the Diamondbacks, who snapped a two-game slide.

Brad Ziegler (1-1) earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief, while Wade Miley allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks in a six-inning start for Arizona.

J.J. Putz tossed a perfect ninth for his sixth save of the year.

Jon Rauch (3-1) took the loss, giving up three hits and a run in two-thirds of an inning on the mound. Dillon Gee started the game for the Mets, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks over six full frames.

Scott Hairston drove in a pair of runs for New York, which dropped its fourth straight game.

The Diamondbacks entered the eighth inning trailing, 4-2, after stranding a man on second base in the fifth and sixth innings, but was able to rally against the Mets' bullpen to take the lead.

Justin Upton led off the eighth with a hard grounder to first off Bobby Parnell that slipped through the legs of Ike Davis, and Jason Kubel followed with a walk off new pitcher Tim Byrdak to place runners on first and second.

Rauch took the bump next after Byrdak fanned Miguel Montero and Paul Goldschmidt greeted the new hurler by hammering a double into the right-center field gap to bring home Upton and Kubel.

Ransom followed with a base hit to bring home Goldschmidt and pinch-hitter Lyle Overbay later hit a ground-rule double to put runners on second and third, but Willie Bloomquist went down swinging to end the inning as Arizona took a 5-4 lead.

David Hernandez then stranded the tying run on third in the bottom of the eighth before Putz entered for the ninth and struck out Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Ruben Tejada before Daniel Murphy lined a ball to left-center field that Gerardo Parra snagged with a diving effort to end the game.

Arizona struck first in the second inning when Ransom smacked a two-run home run over the left-center field wall. Montero led off the frame with a walk prior to Ransom's one-out blast.

The Mets loaded the bases with no outs in the third on Tejada's leadoff single, Murphy's double and a walk to David Wright. After Lucas Duda was called out on strikes, Hairston laced a double to left field to score Tejada and Murphy.

Wright came home on a Davis groundout to second before Andres Torres' base hit to left plated Hairston to give New York a 4-2 lead.

Game Notes

Each member of the Mets came up to bat to a different Beastie Boys song in honor of New York native Adam "MCA" Yauch, who passed away earlier Friday...The Mets fell to 5-4 in the first game of a series this year...Wright increased his hit streak to 10 straight games and has now reached base safely in 22 of his 23 games this year...Arizona's Aaron Hill went 1-for-4 and has now reached base safely in 21 consecutive contests.

Box Score:

Willie Bloomquist SS500000002.220
Gerardo Parra CF401000010.256
Justin Upton RF510000003.232
Jason Kubel LF310000020.307
Miguel Montero C311000021.282
Paul Goldschmidt 1B511210001.243
Cody Ransom 3B312300101.345
Aaron Hill 2B401000001.255
Wade Miley P201000000.400
  Ryan Roberts PH100000000.164
  Brad Ziegler P000000000.000
  Lyle Overbay PH101010000.324
  David Hernandez P000000000.000
  J.J. Putz P000000000.000
Ruben Tejada SS411000001.303
Daniel Murphy 2B512010000.288
David Wright 3B211000020.395
Lucas Duda RF301000011.256
  Jordany Valdespin PR000000000.000
  Ramon Ramirez P000000000.000
Scott Hairston LF411210001.250
Ike Davis 1B400100001.172
Andres Torres CF403110000.333
Josh Thole C400000001.280
Dillon Gee P200000001.000
  Vinny Rottino PH100000000.000
  Bobby Parnell P000000000.000
  Tim Byrdak P000000000.000
  Jon Rauch P000000000.000
  Kirk Nieuwenhuis RF100000001.307

E_W.Miley, I.Davis, D.Gee. LOB_Arizona 10, NY Mets 7. 2B_P.Goldschmidt, L.Overbay, D.Murphy, S.Hairston, A.Torres. HR_C.Ransom (3) off D.Gee. SB_J.Valdespin (1). CS_A.Torres. GIDP_D.Wright, I.Davis. DP_Arizona 2 (A.Hill, W.Bloomquist and P.Goldschmidt 2).

Wade Miley6.074424099-632.33
Brad Ziegler (W 1-1)1.01000006-41.64
David Hernandez (H 6)1.010011027-182.70
J.J. Putz (S 6)1.000002013-95.79
Dillon Gee6.0422361109-704.50
Bobby Parnell (H 4)1.001000010-73.09
Tim Byrdak (H 5)0.101111010-54.32
Jon Rauch (L 3-1;B 2)0.231101017-122.92
Ramon Ramirez1.010011012-64.60

B.Parnell pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

IBB_off R.Ramirez (M.Montero).
HBP_by W.Miley (R.Tejada), by D.Gee (C.Ransom).
T_3:09. A_26995.
Umpires_Home,Dan Bellino; First, Jerry Layne; Second, Bob Davidson; Third, Chris Conroy.

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