New York Mets Drop Second Game of the Series to the Arizona Diamondbacks

The New York Mets struggles continue as they drop their sixth straight game to the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4.

The New York Mets are now winless in their six-game road trip and have fell to a season worst six games under .500.

Once again, the story of the game was another large inning that cost the Mets the game allowing at least four runs in an inning for the fifth straight game.

Tommy Milone gave the Mets 5.2 innings with the four run third giving up becoming the large blemish on his outing. Zack Greinke was not at his best but gave the D’backs 6.2 innings pitched, giving up four runs to pick up his fifth win of the season.

The Mets had an early chance to pad their 1-0 lead against Greinke but he managed to get out of trouble by striking out Milone and Michael Conforto to get out of a bases loaded jam.

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The Mets offense was completely supplied from Curtis Granderson and Rene Rivera. Both hit home runs off Greinke, Granderson supplied a solo home run along with a bases loaded walk and Rivera hit a two run home run off Greinke.

Rivera also extended his hitting to 10 games and has been a pleasant surprise for a struggling Mets team.

Yasmany Tomás hit his fifth straight home run against the Mets and Grégor Blanco supplied two RBIs for the Diamondbacks. Paul Goldschmidt’s steal of home in a first and third situation gave the D’backs an extra run which became pivotal in their one run victory.

Both bullpens had scoreless outings and calmed the game down after both starters were removed. Paul Sewald had an impressive 1.1 innings for the Mets and has become one of the most consistent arms the Mets have right now. Fernando Rodney picked up his tenth save of the season, throwing a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

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The Mets end their road trip and hopefully their losing streak tomorrow as they play a day game to end their series in Arizona. Matt Harvey (2-3, 5.63) faces off against Patrick Corbin (3-4, 4.17).

Harvey has lost three straight starts and really struggled in his last start against the Milwaukee Brewers. Harvey made his MLB debut in Arizona and the Mets are hoping he returns to form tomorrow.

Corbin gave up four runs in six innings to pick up his third win of the season against the Pittsburgh Pirates. In the month of May teams are hitting .333 against Corbin and he has allowed 12 runs after only allowing 9 in April.

Expect to see Wilmer Flores and Juan Lagares in the lineup tomorrow, replacing Lucas Duda and Michael Conforto against a lefty.


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