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Thursday, July 04, 2013

Recap: Game 81 - D'Backs (5) at Mets (3) - Harvey not a mudder, D'Backs rough him up, drops to 7-2

Arizona (43-41)«0000032005100
N.Y. Mets (35-46)0002000103101

W: R. Delgado (1-2) L: M. Harvey (7-2) S: H. Bell (15)
HR: ARI - C. Ross (5)   NYM - D. Wright (13),J. Satin (1),D. Murphy (6)


In desperate need of a win, the Arizona Diamondbacks were able to break through against one of the hottest pitchers in baseball.

Cody Ross cracked a three-run homer and the D'backs roughed up Matt Harvey to take a 5-3 victory from the New York Mets and end a season-worst five-game losing streak.

Arizona had dropped the first two of this four-game set and eight of nine overall coming into Wednesday's affair, but were able to pound out five runs against Harvey (7-2) over the sixth and seventh frames to mount a sustainable lead on a rainy night at Citi Field.

Eric Chavez and Miguel Montero each had two hits and an RBI, while Randall Delgado (1-2) picked up his first win in an Arizona uniform with nine strikeouts over seven innings of two-run ball.

By picking up the victory, Delgado also ended a franchise-record tying 24 straight games in which a D'backs starter failed to pick up a win. Their starters went 0-11 over the stretch.

It was the most runs Harvey has allowed in a start all season, with the right- handed hurler serving up nine hits and yielding three walks over six-plus frames. He did strike out nine batters.

David Wright, Josh Satin and Daniel Murphy each homered to account for New York's offense.

The start of the contest was delayed by a 1 hour, 51-minute rain delay, but Wright staked the Mets to a 1-0 lead in the fourth, reaching down in the zone to pull a Delgado offering into the left field seats. Two batters later, Satin followed suit with the first home run of his career, also to left field.

Harvey scattered four hits while keeping Arizona off the board through the first five frames, but that all went to the wayside when Ross smacked a three- run homer to left in the sixth to provide the D'backs with a 3-2 advantage.

New York's ace then exited in the seventh without recording an out after facing three batters, with Chavez's RBI double past the leaping reach of left fielder Eric Young Jr. finishing his outing.

Scott Rice then entered out of the bullpen, but Montero greeted him with sac fly to push Arizona's lead to 5-2. Rice then issued a pair of walks to load the bases with one out, but David Aardsma relieved him and retired Ross and Cliff Pennington to escape further damage.

Murphy kept the Mets within striking distance with a blast into right field in the eighth to make it 5-3, but failed to tack on more after Wright ripped a ground-rule double.

Heath Bell was able to work around a two-out single from John Buck in the ninth to notch his 15th save.

Game Notes

Satin went 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to nine games ... Arizona improved to 2-7 on its 10-game road trip, which will wrap up with Thursday's series finale ... Tony Campana scored a run in his recall from Triple-A Reno ... The D'backs placed infielder Willie Bloomquist on the 15-day DL prior to the contest.

Box Score:

Tony Campana CF-LF410000011.000
Aaron Hill 2B512000001.300
Eric Chavez 1B502110001.313
Miguel Montero C212100020.228
Martin Prado 3B411000010.252
Jason Kubel LF300000013.260
  A.J. Pollock PR-CF100000000.253
Cody Ross RF411300101.254
Cliff Pennington SS401000002.227
Randall Delgado P301000002.333
  Paul Goldschmidt PH100000000.301
  David Hernandez P000000000.000
  Heath Bell P000000000.000
Eric Young LF402000000.267
Daniel Murphy 2B412100100.275
David Wright 3B412110100.308
Marlon Byrd RF401000000.262
  Bobby Parnell P000000000.000
Josh Satin 1B411100102.378
Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF401000002.154
John Buck C401000001.205
Omar Quintanilla SS300000003.257
  Josh Edgin P000000000.000
  Andrew Brown RF100000000.235
Matt Harvey P200000002.122
  Scott Rice P000000000.000
  David Aardsma P000000000.000
  Jordany Valdespin SS100000000.195

E_D.Wright. LOB_Arizona 10, NY Mets 5. 2B_E.Chavez, D.Wright. HR_C.Ross (5) off M.Harvey, D.Wright (13) off R.Delgado, J.Satin (1) off R.Delgado, D.Murphy (6) off D.Hernandez. SF_M.Montero. SB_T.Campana (1). GIDP_M.Prado, D.Wright. DP_Arizona 1 (M.Prado, A.Hill and E.Chavez); NY Mets 1 (O.Quintanilla and J.Satin).

Randall Delgado (W 1-2)7.0722092106-743.67
David Hernandez (H 10)1.021100119-124.82
Heath Bell (S 15)1.010001018-114.45
Matt Harvey (L 7-2)6.0955391110-742.27
Scott Rice0.100020012-44.41
David Aardsma0.200001011-82.13
Josh Edgin1.110001013-115.50
Bobby Parnell0.20000006-42.63

M.Harvey pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

T_3:17. A_41257.
Umpires_Home,Quinn Wolcott; First, Tim Welke; Second, Mike Everitt; Third, Bruce Dreckman.

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