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Monday, August 12, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 115 - Mets (9) at D'Backs (5) - Flores hits first HR, Niese gets first win back from DL

N.Y. Mets (54-61)«4010003019111
Arizona (59-57)1030000105111
W: J. Niese (4-6) L: Z. Spruill (0-2)
HR: NYM - A. Brown (4),W. Flores (1)   ARI - A. Hill (7)


Andrew Brown delivered a pinch-hit three-run home run and the New York Mets defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 9-5, in the rubber match of a three-game series.

Wilmer Flores had a home run,  the first of his young career.  Anthony Recker and Omar Quintanilla drove in a run apiece and Ike Davis scored three times for the Mets, who have won five of their last six games.

Jonathon Niese (4-6) returned after missing nearly two months with a partial tear of the left rotator cuff. He gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk through six frames.

"It's just good to get back out there with all the guys. I'm glad it went well," Niese said.

Aaron Hill had four RBI, including a three-run homer, while Cliff Pennington drove in a run for the Diamondbacks. Starter Zeke Spruill (0-2) lasted just three innings, surrendering five runs -- one earned -- on six hits and a pair of walks.

Arizona also lost Cody Ross to a dislocated right hip. He was trying to beat out a grounder in the first inning but stumbled and fell to the ground. He was lifted by a stretcher onto a cart and driven off the field. Martin Prado switched from third base to left field while Matt Davidson, making his major league debut, took over at third.

The Mets scored four runs in the first. With two out and the bases loaded, Mike Baxter hit a line drive that bobbled out of first baseman Paul Goldschmidt's glove, allowing all of the runners to score. Recker followed with an RBI double to left.

"We had a terrible first inning today," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said.

Hill responded in the home half with a two-out RBI double, plating A.J. Pollock, who hit an infield single to lead off.

New York extended its lead in the third. Ike Davis hit a single to start the inning and, two batters later, Baxter followed with a single. After Recker flew out, Quintanilla singled to center to score Davis.

However, Hill kept the Diamondbacks alive in the bottom of the inning with a three-run shot to left. Pollock singled and Paul Goldschmidt walked prior to the homer.

After Davis walked and Flores singled, Brown clubbed a three-run homer of his own in the Mets' seventh to grab an 8-4 lead.

In the bottom of the eighth, Gerardo Parra ripped a one-out double to right and scored on Pennington's base hit to center field.

Wilmer Flores' first career home run came with one out in the ninth and accounted for the final margin.

LaTroy Hawkins pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to end the game.

Game Notes

Davidson was recalled from Triple-A Reno prior to the game. In addition, the Diamondbacks placed infielder Eric Chavez on the 15-day disabled list and optioned pitcher David Hernandez to Reno ... Davidson went 1-for-3 ... Hill is batting .392 with three home runs and 12 RBI over his last 13 games ... The Mets are 8-5 in rubber games this season, including 5-1 on the road ... Recker entered the game with a career .054 batting average with runners in scoring position ... The Mets were 3-for-12 with RISP.

Box Score:

Eric Young LF400000000.248
Juan Lagares CF502000001.272
Daniel Murphy 2B511000001.276
Ike Davis 1B231000031.205
Wilmer Flores 3B432100110.261
Mike Baxter RF311000000.207
  Andrew Brown PH-RF211300101.235
  LaTroy Hawkins P000000000.000
Anthony Recker C501110000.170
Omar Quintanilla SS401100000.225
Jon Niese P301000002.217
  David Aardsma P000000000.000
  Josh Satin PH000000010.296
  Scott Atchison P000000000.000
  Marlon Byrd RF000000000.277
A.J. Pollock CF523000000.255
Martin Prado 3B-LF500000001.272
Paul Goldschmidt 1B310000020.297
Aaron Hill 2B512410100.299
Cody Ross LF100000000.278
  Matt Davidson 3B301000000.333
Gerardo Parra RF412010000.271
Tuffy Gosewisch C401000000.300
Cliff Pennington SS401100002.239
Zeke Spruill P100000001.000
  Josh Collmenter P100000000.111
  Jason Kubel PH100000001.224
  Joe Thatcher P000000000.000
  Will Harris P000000000.000
  Eury De La Rosa P000000000.000
  Wil Nieves PH101000000.358
  Heath Bell P000000000.000

E_J.Niese, P.Goldschmidt. LOB_NY Mets 7, Arizona 8. 2B_A.Recker, A.Hill, G.Parra. HR_A.Brown (4) off W.Harris, W.Flores (1) off H.Bell, A.Hill (7) off J.Niese. S_E.Young. GIDP_A.Hill. DP_NY Mets 1 (O.Quintanilla, D.Murphy and I.Davis).

Jon Niese (W 4-6)6.074415183-564.45
David Aardsma1.010010014-63.46
Scott Atchison1.031100016-123.58
LaTroy Hawkins1.00000007-62.75
Zeke Spruill (L 0-2)3.065121061-365.56
Josh Collmenter3.020012054-353.14
Joe Thatcher0.112210010-52.48
Will Harris1.111110127-162.51
Eury De La Rosa0.10000105-30.00
Heath Bell1.011102117-113.97

T_3:08. A_28260.
Umpires_Home,Laz Diaz; First, Tim Timmons; Second, Mark Wegner; Third, Mike Winters.

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