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Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 49 - D'Backs (2) at Mets (4) - Mets Avoid the Reck, Dice-K holds them down for six


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W: D. Matsuzaka (2-0) L: Z. Spruill (0-1) S: J. Mejia (3)
HR: ARI - None   NYM - None

Recap:

Just hours after taking the loss in Game 1 of a doubleheader, Jenrry Mejia redeemed himself and nailed down the save in Game 2.

Anthony Recker went 4-for-4 with a run scored and Daisuke Matsuzaka tossed six two-run innings in his first start of the season to help the Mets take a 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the series finale from Citi Field.

Daniel Murphy had three hits and an RBI for the Mets, who had lost four of five at home. Bobby Abreu had two hits and an RBI in the triumph.

Matsuzaka (2-0) struck out six, yielding just the two runs on three hits after pitching out of the bullpen in his first 14 appearances this season.

Three Mets relievers combined for two scoreless innings before Mejia nailed down his third save of the season.

Earlier in the day, Mejia allowed an unearned run in the ninth inning that proved to be the difference.

The D-backs turned to Zeke Spruill (0-1), who was called up from Triple-A Reno prior to the game. Spruill was roughed up in his season debut, allowing three runs on 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Both of Arizona's runs came in the second inning. Aaron Hill led off with a single and scored on Martin Prado's opposite field triple down the third base line. Cody Ross' groundout plated Prado to make it 2-0.

The Mets got a run back in the home half of the second, when Matsuzaka helped his cause with a broken-bat bloop RBI single to left.

Spruill made the lead hold until the fifth inning, when a one-out walk to Curtis Granderson set up the game-tying run. Abreu slapped the first pitch he saw all the way to the wall in left for an RBI double to tie it. One inning later, pinch-hitter Ruben Tejada singled home Recker, who doubled to start the frame.

After Trevor Cahill took the hill later in the sixth, David Wright singled to left. Tejada, who was on second base, tried to take home on the play and was gunned down by Ender Inciarte, aided by Tuffy Gosewisch's diving tag just before Tejada touched the plate.

The Mets manufactured an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth against Cahill. Chris Young led off with a walk, Juan Lagares moved him to second with a sac bunt and Murphy made it 4-2 with an RBI single to center.

Game Notes

The Mets left 13 runners on base ... Matsuzaka's single was just the fourth hit by a Mets pitcher this season. His RBI was the third of his career ... Arizona finished 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Recap: Game 48 - D'Back (2) at Mets (1) - Montero's Effort Not Enough


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W: E. Marshall (2-0) L: J. Mejia (4-1) S: A. Reed (14)
HR: ARI - C. Owings (3)   NYM - None

Recap:

A.J. Pollock doubled and scored the game- winning run in the ninth as the Arizona Diamondbacks took the opener of a single-admission doubleheader from the New York Mets, 2-1, on Sunday at Citi Field.

Pollock opened the top of the ninth with a double to right off Jenrry Mejia (4-1). Ender Inciarte got a sacrifice bunt down to move Pollock to third. Two batters later following Martin Prado's strikeout and Gerardo Parra's intentional walk, Chris Owings grounded sharply to David Wright at third. Wright's throw went to second but snuck away from Daniel Murphy, allowing Pollock to scamper home.

Evan Marshall recorded the final two outs of the eighth inning to earn the win. Addison Reed toed the slab in the ninth and offered up a pair of singles to Juan Centeno and Wilmer Flores. With two away, Murphy flared one into short left field, but Inciarte chased it down and made a game-saving catch to end it and give Reed his 14th save of the season.

Chris Owings put Arizona on the board in the top of the first with a solo home run to left, but Wright's RBI single in the home half made it 1-1. Neither team pushed another run across until the ninth.

Arizona's defense turned five double-plays behind Bronson Arroyo, who yielded just a run on six hits over six strong frames. His counterpart, Rafael Montero, fanned a career-best 10 D-backs in his third career start. Montero also allowed a run on two hits and three walks over six innings.

Paul Goldschmidt had two hits for Arizona, which has taken the first two games of this three-game set. The Diamondbacks will send Zeke Spruill, a recent call up from Triple-A Reno, to the hill in the second game of the doubleheader to oppose Daisuke Matsuzaka.

Both teams loaded the bases in the eighth inning but came up empty.

With two outs and Jose Valverde on the hill for the Mets, Goldschmidt doubled and Miguel Montero was intentionally walked to set up a force. Valverde got behind and eventually walked Aaron Hill to load the bases, but Eric Chavez flied out to center.

In the home half, Murphy singled and Wright walked against Oliver Perez, who got Curtis Granderson on a liner before giving way to Marshall. Bobby Abreu pinch-hit and walked to put three on with one out for Lucas Duda. Duda, who left seven men stranded in Saturday's loss, grounded the first pitch he saw to Goldschmidt at first. The 2013 gold glove winner went home for the force out, and Montero's return throw back to first was in time to end the inning.

Game Notes

This game was a makeup for Friday's postponement ... Arizona hit 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left 10 on base, while New York finished 1- for-13 with RISP and 10 left ... Murphy, Wright and Centeno all had a pair of hits for New York ...The Mets have dropped eight of 10.

Box Score:

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs D'Backs - Game 48 (Game 1)


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs D'Backs - Game 48 (Game 1)

  1. Juan Lagares, cf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Curtis Granderson, rf
  5. Chris Young, lf
  6. Lucas Duda, 1b
  7. Ruben Tejada, ss
  8. Juan Centeno, c
  9. Rafael Montero, rhp

Preview: Game 48/49 Doubleheader - D'Backs at Mets - Arroyo/Montero - Spruill/Dice-K


Preview: Game 48/49 Doubleheader
Arizona Diamondbacks (19-31) (13-13 Road) at New York Mets (21-26) (10-15 Home)

Pitching Probables: 
Game 1 - Bronson Arroyo (4-3) 4.45 ERA vs Rafael Montero (0-2) 6.97 ERA
Game 2 - Zeke Spruill  (0-0) 0.00 ERA vs Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-0) 2.14 ERA

Broadcast:
Game 1 - TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 1:10 PM
Game 2 - TV - WPIX 11 - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 4:10 PM

Preview:

The New York Mets are struggling to score runs at Citi Field, and Lucas Duda took responsibility for the latest effort.

They'll have plenty of chances to begin changing that in Sunday's single-admission doubleheader against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

New York (21-26) is among baseball's worst offensive teams at home, hitting .213 and averaging 3.1 runs. The Mets are hitting .197 with runners in scoring position during a 2-7 stretch in Queens.

They stranded eight runners in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Arizona (19-31) -- with Duda being responsible for seven while going 0 for 4 and striking out with the bases loaded.

A doubleheader, scheduled after Friday's rainout, offers Duda and the Mets a chance at redemption.

Montero
Rafael Montero (0-2, 6.97 ERA) certainly needs some offensive help. The right-hander has received one run of support in his first two career starts as he continues to battle fellow rookie Jacob deGrom for a spot in the rotation.

Montero's didn't help himself Tuesday, giving up five runs and seven hits while issuing four walks in 4 1/3 innings of a 9-4 defeat to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Bronson Arroyo (4-3, 4.45) is scheduled to start opposite Montero, and he allowed five runs -- all with two outs -- and two homers in seven innings of a 5-0 loss at St. Louis on Tuesday. He had won his three previous outings while yielding one earned run in 23 1/3 innings.

The right-hander has gone 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA over his last five road games against the Mets, with his most recent visit to Citi Field coming June 15, 2012. He was hammered for nine runs and 10 hits while being pulled with one out in the fourth inning of a 9-0 defeat to New York on April 15.

The Diamondbacks are expected to turn to Zeke Spruill in the second game of the doubleheader.

The right-hander went 0-2 with a 5.56 ERA in six games with Arizona last year, and he lost both of his starts. One of them was a 9-5 defeat to the Mets on Aug. 11 in which he allowed five runs in three innings.

Spruill, though, allowed two unearned runs in 13 1/3 innings while winning his last two starts for Triple-A Reno.

Spruill will try to cool off David Wright, who is 13 for 29 (.448) during a seven-game hitting streak after coming within a triple of the cycle Saturday. The third baseman also owns a .385 average with seven RBIs over his past nine meetings with Arizona.

The Mets are expected to counter Spruill by giving Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-0, 2.14) his first start of the
season.

The right-hander's most extensive outing of 2013 came May 13, when he allowed one run while tossing 56 pitches in 3 2/3 innings of a 12-7 win over the Yankees. He's totaled that many innings and 59 pitches over three relief appearances since.

Matsuzaka went 3-3 with a 4.42 ERA in seven starts with the Mets last year after spending his first six with Boston.

He's facing the Diamondbacks for the first time since June 10, 2007.

Predicted Game 1 Mets Lineup:

  1. Eric Young - LF
  2. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson - RF
  5. Chris Young - CF
  6. Eric Campbell - 1B
  7. Juan Centeno - C
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS
  9. Rafael Montero - RHP


Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Recap: Game 47 - D'Backs (3) at Mets (2) - Mets Bats Silenced in the right spots


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W: J. Collmenter (3-2) L: Z. Wheeler (1-5) S: A. Reed (13)
HR: ARI - None   NYM - D. Wright (3)

Recap:

Martin Prado hit a pair of RBI singles and the Arizona Diamondbacks edged the New York Mets, 3-2, in the opener of a three-game set.

Josh Collmenter (3-2) allowed two runs on six hits and a walk over six frames for Arizona, which snapped a three-game slide. Addison Reed worked a 1-2-3 ninth to notch his 13th save of the year.

"I went out there and threw the ball down in the zone," Collmenter said. "I had a lot of quick outs later on and that helped out after blowing through so many pitches in the first inning."

David Wright smacked a solo homer among his three hits for the Mets, who have dropped seven of their last nine games. Zack Wheeler (1-5) surrendered three runs -- two earned -- on six hits and a walk while striking out seven over 6 2/3 innings to garner the loss.

"I could have kept going, if it was not for the pitch count or whatever. I felt strong all the way through," Wheeler said.

The D-backs raced out to a 3-0 lead after plating a pair in the second and another in the third.

Miguel Montero led off the second with a walk and Aaron Hill followed with a double into left to put runners on second and third. Prado then lined a base hit into right to bring home Montero and Hill scored when Cody Ross bounced a single up the middle to make it 2-0.

Paul Goldschmidt reached base with one away in the third after Wilmer Flores committed a throwing error on his roller to shortstop. After Montero struck out, Hill was hit by a pitch and Prado's base hit into left-center allowed Goldschmidt to come around and extend the margin to 3-0.

The Mets got a run back in the home half and added another in the fifth, but never seriously threatened after that until the eighth.

Consecutive one-out singles by Daniel Murphy and Wright in the third preceded Curtis Granderson's one-hop double into right-center, which brought home Murphy.

Wright hooked a two-out solo shot around the left field foul pole in the fifth to trim the deficit to a run.

New York put runners on first and second with one away in the eighth against Brad Ziegler, but Lucas Duda and Flores both flied out to left to end the threat.

Game Notes

The Diamondbacks were 3-for-8 with runners in scoring position, while New York finished 2-for-8 with RISP ... Eric Young Jr. posted his 17th stolen base of the season.

Box Score:

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Preview: Game 47 - D'Backs (18-31) at Mets (21-25) - Collmenter (2-2) vs Wheeler (1-4)


Preview: Game 47
Arizona Diamondbacks (18-31) at New York Mets (21-25)
Probable Pitchers - Josh Collmenter (2-2) 4.02 ERA vs Zack Wheeler (1-4) 4.53 ERA
TV - WPIX 11 - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 4:10 PM

Preview:

Friday's opener was called because of rain in the fourth inning and will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Sunday.

Before that, New York (21-25) will look to put together a strong overall stretch after winning for just the second time in eight games Thursday, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3.

The Mets' starting rotation has been rather impressive in winning the last five meetings with the Diamondbacks (18-31), compiling a 2.05 ERA.

The starters allowed two runs in 18 1/3 innings while sweeping a three-game set at Arizona from April 14-16.

Zach Wheeler (1-4, 4.53 ERA) opened that series by allowing two runs in 6 1/3 innings of a 7-3 win. The right-hander was also solid in his only other start against the Diamondbacks on Aug. 10. He yielded one run while leaving with one out in the seventh of a 4-1 victory -- the first of the Mets' five straight in the series. Wheeler is now 2-0 with a 2.13 ERA vs the D'Backs in his brief career.

Wheeler, though, is 0-2 with a 4.45 ERA over six starts since last facing Arizona. In Sunday's 6-3 loss at Washington, he allowed five runs -- three earned -- in six innings.

The Diamondbacks batted .154 and totaled four runs while being swept in a three-game set with St. Louis, capped by Thursday's 4-2 defeat -- its fifth in seven games.

Aaron Hill is hitless in 11 at-bats over the past three games, and he had a two-run homer wiped out by the rainout Friday.

Josh Collmenter (2-2, 4.02) is expected to get the ball, and he's 2-0 with a 3.72 ERA over his last five starts.

The right-hander was credited with a 5-3 home win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, yielding three runs and two homers while exiting with one out in the sixth inning.

He's 1-2 with a 4.91 ERA in seven meetings with the Mets, but he's surrendered eight runs and 12 hits -- two homers -- in 10 innings while splitting two starts.

He'll now try to slow down Curtis Granderson and David Wright.

Granderson is 7 for 16 (.438) with four extra-base hits in the last four games, while Wright is 10 for 25 in the past six.

Wright owns a .343 average with six RBIs and as many runs over his past eight meetings with the Diamondbacks, collecting five hits while plating three runs and sparking last month's sweep at Arizona.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Friday, May 23, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs D'Backs - Game 47


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs D'Backs - Game 47:

  1. Juan Lagares, cf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Curtis Granderson rf
  5. Chris Young, lf
  6. Lucas Duda, 1b
  7. Wilmer Flores, ss
  8. Juan Centeno, c
  9. Bartolo Colon, rhp

Preview: Game 47 - D'Backs (18-31) at Mets (21-25) - Anderson (2-0) vs Colon (3-5)


Preview: Game 47

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Pitching Probables:

Chase Anderson (2-0) 5.06 ERA vs Bartolo Colon (3-5) 5.35 ERA

TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 7:10PM

Preview:

The New York Mets seek a second straight win and a sixth straight win over the Arizona Diamondbacks with Bartolo Colon on the mound in the opener of this three-game set Friday night.

Colon (3-5, 5.34 ERA), who turns 41 on Saturday, has largely been a disappointment through his first nine starts with New York (21-25). The right-hander has been feast or famine, compiling a 2.93 ERA in four starts that ended in Mets wins compared to a 7.58 mark in the five defeats.

The three-time All-Star, however, is coming off one of his best performances of the season, allowing two runs and five hits in eight innings of a 5-2 win at Washington on Saturday.

Colon, though, has followed both of his prior victories with defeats, surrendering 16 runs and 21 hits -- five homers -- in 9 2/3 innings.

The Mets are also looking to find a rhythm after winning for just the second time in eight games with Thursday's 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Facing Arizona may also help. The Mets have won five in a row against the Diamondbacks (18-31), thanks in large part to a 2.05 ERA from the rotation. That includes allowing two runs in 18 1/3 innings while sweeping a three-game series at Arizona from April 14-16.

Colon is facing the Diamondbacks for the first since 2006 while with the Los Angeles Angels.

Arizona batted .154 and totaled four runs while being swept in a three-game set with St. Louis, capped by Thursday's 4-2 defeat that was also its fifth loss in seven games.

Paul Goldschmidt hit safely in all three games, but he's hitting .217 over the past 12. The star first baseman has two homers and 10 RBIs during that stretch, but both home runs and six of those RBIs came during an 18-7 win over the Dodgers on Saturday.

That production was key for Chase Anderson (2-0, 5.06), who won despite giving up five runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings. The right-hander was much better in his major league debut six days earlier, yielding one run and two hits with six strikeouts while leaving with one out in the sixth of a 5-1 win over the Chicago White Sox.

He'll now try to slow down Curtis Granderson and David Wright.

Granderson is 7 for 16 (.438) with four extra-base hits in the last four games, while Wright is 10 for 25 in the past six.

Wright owns a .343 average with six RBIs and as many runs over his past eight meetings with the Diamondbacks, collecting five hits while plating three runs and sparking last month's sweep at Arizona.

Eric Campbell may be back in the lineup after driving in Granderson on a sacrifice fly Thursday before making a diving catch and doubling off a runner at second in the eighth.

The rookie is 7 for 19 in eight games since being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Mets have to keep the bats hot and Bartolo has to keep the D'Backs cool in the big apple. LGM!

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Friday, July 05, 2013

Recap: Game 82 - D'Backs (5) at Mets (4) - Fourth of July Marathon goes to D'Backs


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W: C. Roe (1-0) L: S. Rice (3-5) S: B. Ziegler (1)
HR: ARI - None   NYM - A. Recker (4),K. Nieuwenhuis (2)

Recap:

Despite their best efforts, the Mets just couldn't overcome the Diamondbacks in the finale of a four-game series between the teams on Thursday.

Cliff Pennington's two-out RBI single in the top of the 15th inning ultimately proved to be the deciding hit that sent Arizona past New York by a 5-4 count, but not before the hosts made things interesting to stay alive.

Facing one-run deficits in the bottom of the 13th and 14th innings, Anthony Recker and Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit solo homers to prolong the contest.

Arizona's Brad Ziegler then stranded two runners in scoring position in the bottom of the 15th, inducing a game-ending grounder to first from Nieuwenhuis for his first save of the year. That ended a 5-hour, 46-minute marathon from Citi Field.

Chaz Roe (1-0) picked up the win despite serving up Nieuwenhuis' tying homer in the 14th, while Scott Rice (3-5) took the loss after giving up the go-ahead hit.

"It feels good to win the game. It wasn't a walk off, (Ziegler) had to go out there and toss a zero. It was big for us," Pennington said.

Wil Nieves finished with four hits and two RBI, while Martin Prado and Cody Ross added a run driven in for the Diamondbacks, who earned a split.

D-Backs starter Ian Kennedy allowed two runs on six hits with eight strikeouts and a pair of walks over seven innings, with Mets counterpart Dillon Gee also working seven frames and serving up six hits and two runs while fanning seven.

"Last time out I only went six. Tonight I wanted to keep going. Every time out I just try to get outs so I can stay in the ball game. In a game like this that would have been nice," Gee said.

Gee and Marlon Byrd each drove in a run for the Mets, who dropped the final two games in the set.

David Wright doubled with one down in the fourth, advanced on a wild pitch and scored on a Byrd groundout to put the Mets on the board.

Arizona came back with two in the fifth, as Ross walked, Gerardo Parra bunted for a hit and both runners came around on a long single by Nieves.

In the home half, Omar Quintanilla doubled with one out and came in on Gee's two-out single to tie the game.

The D-Backs loaded the bases in the 13th off David Aardsma thanks to a single from Prado, a double by Paul Goldschmidt and an intentional walk to Eric Chavez, then a base on balls to Ross gave them a 3-2 edge.

However, Recker's two-out solo homer to left center off Heath Bell drew the Mets even.

The visitors went up 4-3 in the top of the 14th on Prado's two-out RBI single, only to see the hosts remain alive on Nieuwenhuis' line-drive to left which barely cleared the wall. Eric Young walked and Wright was later given a free pass, but Byrd was frozen on a called third strike to end the frame.

Game Notes

Arizona improved to 10-6 all time on America's birthday, while New York fell to 28-34 ... The Mets and Braves engaged in one of the all-time memorable July 4th contests back in 1985, with New York claiming a 16-13 win in 19 innings at Fulton County Stadium ... The Diamondbacks also improved to 10-3 in extra- inning contests this season ... Arizona participated in the second-longest game in franchise history, after an 18-inning contest at San Francisco on may 29, 2001 which took 5 hours, 53 minutes to complete.

Box Score:

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs D'Backs - Game 82


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs D'Backs - Game 82

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Marlon Byrd, rf
  5. Josh Satin, 1b
  6. Anthony Recker, c
  7. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  8. Juan Lagares, cf
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp

Preview: Game 82 - D'Backs at Mets - Kennedy vs Gee


Arizona Diamondbacks (43-41) at New York Mets (35-46) 1:10 PM ET

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I. Kennedy (R) 15 3-4 5.366.01-35.816/29@ATLND4.1540-016.23.78
D. Gee (R) 16 6-7 4.605.23-32.886/29WSHW6.0611-119.13.72

Preview:

Ian Kennedy can stay unbeaten in his career against the New York Mets on Thursday afternoon when the Arizona Diamondbacks visit Citi Field to wrap up a four-game series.

Kennedy was chosen No. 21 overall by the New York Yankees in 2006 before heading to Arizona in a three-team deal in 2009 that sent Curtis Granderson to New York and Max Scherzer to Detroit, among other players involved.

He was just 1-4 with the Yankees in 14 games from 2007-09, but has since won 48 times with the Diamondbacks in 113 appearances - including 21 victories in 2011 and 15 more in 2012.

He's been a winner in four consecutive starts against the Mets, allowing just 10 runs on 20 hits in 24 1/3 innings while walking 10 batters and striking out 19.

Kennedy was a 12-4 winner over the Chicago Cubs for his most recent victory on June 1, but is 0-1 in four starts since while allowing 17 runs in 20 2/3 innings.

For the Mets, streaking righty Dillon Gee can get back to .500 for the season and exceed his win total from 2012.

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


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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)


Recap:


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:

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs D'Backs - Game 81


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Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs D'Backs - Game 81:
  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Marlon Byrd, rf
  5. Josh Satin, 1b
  6. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf
  7. John Buck, c
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Matt Harvey, rhp

Preview: Game 81 - D'Backs at Mets - Delgado vs Harvey


Arizona Diamondbacks (42-41) at New York Mets (35-45) 7:00 PM ET
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R. Delgado (R) 3 0-2 4.055.10-14.506/28@ATLL6.0820-218.03.50
M. Harvey (R) 17 7-1 2.006.12-11.776/28WSHND7.0312-020.01.80

Preview:

It didn't take long for Matt Harvey to make a name for himself in his big-league debut last July.

The Arizona Diamondbacks got the first look at a budding star and will try to slow down the New York hurler on Wednesday in the third contest of a four-game series against the Mets.

The seventh overall pick of the 2010 draft by the Mets, Harvey began his MLB career last season with 10 starts. The first came on July 26 in Arizona, where he struck out 11 over 5 1/3 scoreless innings of three-hit ball to claim a 3-1 win.

Harvey concluded the campaign 3-5 with a 2.73 earned run average and brought a lot of hype with him into this season. He has lived up to the expectations so far, constantly flashing no-hit stuff while going 7-1 with a 2.00 ERA and an NL-leading 132 strikeouts in 17 starts.

The 24-year-old righty won two straight starts before getting a no-decision versus Washington on Friday despite another great outing. Harvey yielded just a run on three hits over seven innings, but the bullpen could not hold a three-run lead in an eventual 6-4 loss.

"It's baseball and it happens," said Harvey. "Those guys go out every single day and pitch their butt off. Today just happened to be one of those days."

Harvey fanned 11 versus the Nationals, giving him seven career double-digit strikeout games over his first 27 starts.

A lack of run support cost Randall Delgado a good shot at a victory in his last start and he'll try again Wednesday for his first win in a Diamondbacks uniform.

Acquired this past offseason in the trade that sent Justin Upton to Atlanta, Delgado is 0-2 with a 4.05 ERA and is coming off a loss to his former Braves club. He took a 3-0 defeat after allowing a pair of runs on eight hits and three walks over six innings.

It marked the first time this season that Arizona was shut out.

"It happens," Delgado said of the lack of run support. "Everyone has been playing well and making plays at the right time. We just lost today."

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