The New York Mets defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday evening. The game took place at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona and the final score was 5-2 Mets. Dillon Gee started for the Mets and pitched very well. The bullpen threatened to blow it but they didn't. Daniel Murphy, David Wright, Andrew Brown and Anthony Recker all had a couple of hits.
Gee pitched seven innings giving up three hits and no runs. He walked none and struck out three and earned his first win of the season. Kyle Farnsworth pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and struck out one, Scott Rice retired the only batter that he faced and Jose Valverde pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a strikeout.
McCarthy started for the Diamondbacks and pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and three runs with three walks and five strikeouts. McCarthy took his third loss of the season. Thatcher pitched to one batter and struck him out, Oliver Perez pitched one inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Ziegler pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. Addison Reed pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with one of them being earned.
Eric Young Jr. had a hit and drew a walk, Murphy had two hits and an RBI and Wright had two hits and an RBI. Ike Davis had a hit and drew a walk, Brown had two hits and Kirk Nieuwenhuis had an RBI. Recker had two hits and an RBI, Ruben Tejada drew two walks and Gee had an RBI. Brown and Recker each hit a double and Recker hit a homerun. The Mets were 2-13 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base. Young, Wright and Murphy each had a stolen base and Nieuwenhuis had an outfield assist.
Gerardo Parra had a hit, Aaron Hill had a hit and an RBI and Paul Goldschmidt had two hits and an RBI. Martin Prado had three hits, Tony Campana had a hit and Prado and Goldschmidt each hit a double. Hill and Goldschmidt each hit a homerun. The Diamondbacks were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Reed and Montero each committed an error.
Recker hit a solo homerun in the second inning to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. Nieuwenhuis hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning to give the Mets a 2-0 lead. The Mets extended their lead in the sixth on a Gee RBI groundout. In the ninth they added their last two runs to take a 5-0 lead. Murphy and Wright each hit an RBI single. In the bottom of the ninth Hill and Goldschmidt hit back-to-back solo homeruns to make it 5-2 but that was the final score.
The Mets swept the three game series. They also completed a nine game road trip with a 6-3 record and will now return home on Friday to take on the Atlanta Braves. The Mets will have a day off on Thursday. They will play three against the Braves then four against the Cardinals and three against the Marlins in a long home stand.