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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Recap: Game 100 - Mets at D-Backs - Mets Back to Basics , Losing 11-5

Chase Field (Phoenix, Ariz.)

N.Y. Mets (48-52)023000000571
Arizona (50-50) «06011030x11130

W: J. Collmenter (3-2) L: J. Niese (7-5)
HR: NYM - I. Davis (17),D. Wright (16)   ARI - None

Willie Bloomquist smacked a run-scoring single as part of a six-run second inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks coasted to an 11-5 rout of the New York Mets in the second test of a four-game set at Chase Field.

Chris Young clubbed a two-run double for the Diamondbacks, who snapped a brief two-game skid. Aaron Hill, Paul Goldschmidt, Justin Upton and Henry Blanco added an RBI apiece in the victory.

Josh Collmenter (3-2) allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts over six innings to pick up the win. He also contributed offensively with an RBI single. Relievers Brad Ziegler and Craig Breslow finished off the rout for the D-Backs.

"It was a lot closer that the score indicates," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. "We kept adding on though. (David) Wright hit a bomb there, but Josh kept his composure because we needed innings tonight."

Wright smoked a three-run home run and Ike Davis clubbed a solo shot in the loss for the Mets, who have dropped 13 of their last 15 games.

Jon Niese (7-5) was tagged for eight runs -- six earned -- on nine hits and a walk over six innings. He fanned five batters.

"I think there are nights where he really struggles, he just can not make the pitch he needs to make," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "Tonight he left some balls up and on the plate and they had some good swings."

The Mets opened the scoring with a pair of runs in the second inning. Davis led off the frame with a long shot to right for the first run, and Andres Torres singled home Daniel Murphy later in the frame.

The Diamondbacks exploded for six runs in the home half to take the lead.

Upton started the hit parade with a one-out single, followed by base hits from Young and Stephen Drew to load the bases. Upton trotted home on a walk by Blanco and Collmenter ripped a single to plate Young.

The turning point of the inning came when Bloomquist topped one up the third base line to Niese, who stumbled to the ball, spun and threw wildly to first. The ball sailed past Davis, kicked off the tarp and rolled into right field, allowing three runs to score. Hill capped the inning with a sacrifice fly to make it a 6-2 game.

Ruben Tejada started the Mets third with a single and Jordany Valdespin followed with a hit before Wright brought everyone home with a towering shot to left, cutting the deficit to 6-5.

Drew started the Arizona fourth with a single and came around to score on a single by Bloomquist later in the inning to extend the lead to 7-5.

Jason Kubel ripped a double to left leading off the D-Backs fifth and scored on a single up the middle by Goldschmidt, widening the margin to 8-5.

Arizona put the game away with three runs in the seventh. Hill and Goldschmidt singled off Mets pitcher Elvin Ramirez around a Kubel strikeout to put two runners on base with two outs. Upton dropped a single in front of Torres in center to score Hill, and Young followed with his towering double into the left field corner to cap the scoring.

Game Notes

The Diamondbacks have scored six or more runs in an inning four times this season...Wright's home run snapped an 0-for-15 slump...Arizona has won seven of their last eight home games against the Mets...Young has hit safely in seven of his last eight games...The D-Backs went 7-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left just two on base, while the Mets went 2-for-7 with runners in scoring position and stranded five.

Box Score:

Ruben Tejada SS512000000.316
Jordany Valdespin RF411000001.284
David Wright 3B411300100.335
  Manny Acosta P000000000.000
Ike Davis 1B411100100.207
Daniel Murphy 2B311010011.304
Jason Bay LF400000002.170
Josh Thole C400000002.271
Andres Torres CF301100011.224
Jon Niese P200000000.194
  Kirk Nieuwenhuis PH000000010.255
  Elvin Ramirez P000000000.000
  Justin Turner 3B100000000.275
Willie Bloomquist 3B512200000.301
Aaron Hill 2B311100001.304
  John McDonald 2B000000000.267
Jason Kubel LF411010002.297
  Gerardo Parra LF000000000.275
Paul Goldschmidt 1B412100000.290
Justin Upton RF422100000.273
Chris Young CF412210001.223
Stephen Drew SS422000002.222
Henry Blanco C310100010.197
Josh Collmenter P111100000.077
  Lyle Overbay PH100000001.292
  Brad Ziegler P000000000.333
  Craig Breslow P100000001.000

E_J.Niese. LOB_NY Mets 5, Arizona 2. 2B_D.Murphy, J.Kubel, C.Young. HR_D.Wright (16) off J.Collmenter, I.Davis (17) off J.Collmenter. SF_A.Hill. S_J.Collmenter. CS_P.Goldschmidt.

Jon Niese (L 7-5)6.0986150113-773.86
Elvin Ramirez1.043302025-158.18
Manny Acosta1.000001010-710.88
Josh Collmenter (W 3-2)6.075515294-604.13
Brad Ziegler (H 6)1.000011014-92.50
Craig Breslow2.000011026-142.76

T_2:36. A_23150.
Umpires_Home,Todd Tichenor; First, Tony Randazzo; Second, Bob Davidson; Third, Brian Gorman.

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