Game Recap: Mets 5 – Diamondbacks 2

The Mets completed the sweep of the Diamondbacks, despite Jose Valverde serving up two home runs in the ninth inning, 5-2 on Wednesday afternoon.



Need to Know: Dillon Gee was perfect through 4 2/3 innings before giving up a double. Gee pitched seven strong, allowing just three hits. He did not walk a batter and struck out three. He needed only 72 pitches to get through his seven. At the end of the sixth inning, Gee rushed to cover second base and collided with Gerardo Parra.

Valverde entered in a non-save situation and promptly gave up back-to-back home runs in the ninth. He closed it down though, to secure the sweep.

The Mets picked up 10 hits, including a solo home run from Anthony Recker, who put the Mets on the board in the second inning.

The Mets added two runs in the top of the ninth inning, one due to a throwing error by Addison Reed, allowing Eric Young Jr. to get to third base. Young later scored on a Daniel Murphy single. Murphy later advanced to third after a throwing error by Miguel Montero as he swiped second base. David Wright drove him in with a single.

The Mets swiped four bases, two by Eric Young Jr., and one each by Murphy and Wright.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a sac-fly in the fourth to drive in the Mets second run.

Gee hit into a fielder’s choice, that had a chance to be a double play, allowing the Mets to add a run in the sixth inning.

The win moved the Mets to 8-7 on the season.


What’s Next: The Mets return home to start a series against the Braves on Friday night.




130 comments
Muhammad Qureshi
Muhammad Qureshi

Nice pic of CY w. his ol' mascot friend. Really fun series to watch, it reminded me of when we were lads good in 06, 07 & 08 b4 the debacle in the those two last yrs. We took 2 from ATL early on, no reason why they cant do it again. I think with an upgrade at SS and some bullpen help, the Metsies can be a pretty good team. Mgmt has to be smart and make the right move in th OF for it to come together. I believe it may play itself out. I mean some guys look good. Now we have CY in the mix and EY could be player of the week. Well maybe not that, but he's been darn good with a .360 obp lately. I don't know what mix is good out there now or when Legares comes back.

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

You gotta love they way the team looked these past three games. Granted, the D-Backs are one of the three worst teams in MLB (anyone else watch the Cubs yesterday?). Would love to see Sandy show a little creativity and extract a bat or two from a team clearly in transition and in desperate need of pitching. Think we've seen the last of Lannan? Think again.Every year we seem to set stuck with 2-3 of these kind of players. It's been discussed to death but I have very little confidence in Sandy's ability to judge veteran talent.

snarkerttack
snarkerttack

Captain and Murph's bats have started to wake up and we sweep the snakes. They're not very good but in recent seasons teams that suck become worldbeaters against Mets ( see Marlins). I'm encouraged and look forward to what Chris Young can bring. I had halfway hoped the Mets would leave Az with a new SS. Didi's bat is an unknown but he would be an upgrade defensively. Other than injury, the biggest downer to me was Valverde. How long before Farnsworth closes?

Jim Yager
Jim Yager

It's a good thing that the D-Backs are so bad, or, we would have lost that last game. How can this team expect to win when your closer gives up HR's like water? Next we head home, and, we can't win at home, so, I doubt we will still be aboves 500 after the home towm slaughter :{

Jordan Moskowitz
Jordan Moskowitz

Ok we have 2 hard series coming up (technically 3 because the marlins always beat the Mets).  Lets see if we can stay over .500!

thwacker
thwacker

Valverde has always stunk in non-save situations. Lifetime ERA is 2 runs higher than in save situations per MLB Network.

tw22
tw22

Who was the jackalope that said EYJ is not doing his job as a lead off hitter? Dude has been excellent for a week and a half.

Chris Gogatz
Chris Gogatz

Do you guys think the mets could get didi from the diamondbacks for degrom and Kirk or Ike? That seams fair to me.

MildredMets
MildredMets

...they have been more fun to watch than i expected but it still disturbs me to have tejada out there...quintanilla? is just as bad but at least he looks like hes trying...

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

If I'm management, I'd pull Valverde from the closer roll now.  They need to be proactive with this.  The team owes him NOTHING.  He's pitched like absolute crap all year and it's pure luck his era isn't 12 right now.

John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

The Mets always do this...lose 5 to start and then win 5...win 3...then lose 5...win 2 then lose 3...they build you up to bash you down.  Unfortunately this team is not good enough to keep playing the way they have recently.  So, although it's nice, they will come back down.  So, if you look a week ago at posts and compare it to today, that's the life of a Mets fan...a brief high and then depression meds.  The one thing I will take out of this and eventually a 76 win season is whether or not they fight in each game.  I am excited to see the young guns in the second half.  I'm going to wait and see where they are and what they do at the deadline to start getting too excited...

Bob Primosch
Bob Primosch

Next couple of weeks will be interesting for Colon and Valverde.  They could be lights out or have an ERA of 18.00 by the end of the month.

Dana Smith
Dana Smith

The outfield depth is going to come in handy. And I like Gee a lot, would love to see a real nice year from him.

Tom Gallagher
Tom Gallagher

The Braves and Cards are coming up next. It's a good time to have some momentum.

B Rizos
B Rizos

Nice sweep! ill sign up for 8-7 any day if you ask me i expected to be two games under .500

metseas
metseas

If we can stay above .500 till the accountants let our young arms come up in late May ... The 90 win thing is not far fetched.

So, what about Recker? Why does TC still sticks with D'arnaud...it seems to me that Recker is always doing pretty good at the plate. He should be preferred over d'arnaud.

Nick Sciarratta
Nick Sciarratta

Nice to see everything go right for once. Would consider dropping down granderson with the injury to take some pressure off while he's hurting. Duda's hitting good would put him in the 4 spot and let cy hit either lead off or put him in the 5 hole with his pop and speed. Excited about this team, wheeler is still learning how to "pitch" but his stuff is too good and syndergaard will go through the same process and be dominant. 

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

I talked about it this morning....


By FPCT, the Mets are the best fielding team in the NL with 5 total errors in 15 games and the 3rd most POs.   They flashed some leather today without making an error (Brown, Murph, Tejada & Gee)  They are 8-7 after an 0-3 start.  Now compare that to their opponents who threw it around the park all day.  The D'Backs have had some tough injuries this year, but that sloppy play makes them look like a little league team.

hankincolo
hankincolo

How's this for spin? Mets are 8 and 4 since the first series.

openmind6
openmind6

Nice to see the Mets beat up on a lousy team, in previous years, they would have laid down.

1940isdead
1940isdead

In 2006 the Mets went into Ariz and swept 3 straight. An omen??

Zach Ripple
Zach Ripple

8-7 might not sound like anything spectacular, but playing at this level over the course of the season equates to around mid to high-80s in wins. Just throwing that out there. 

DrJonathanReefer
DrJonathanReefer

If CY can produce and the pitching stays steady. The mets might surprise some people.

Lee Lewin
Lee Lewin

@Jim Yager  Oh shut up, not every closer is mariano rivera. He's had 2 bad games, and one of them the mets won. Just shut up 

Chris Gogatz
Chris Gogatz

Wtf? Why not? Ur quite negative mets can def go 3 and 3 in these next two series.

bingmets
bingmets

You really have to post something depressing like this after a sweep? Just enjoy the way we're playing now man. Sure we may start sucking again a week from now, but maybe this season will be different...

TheTrueStork
TheTrueStork

I also wanted to add that EY has done a terrific job, for the most part, this year.  He's been a terror on the base paths, something we've been missing.

mrgee
mrgee

Ha it would be nice but our offense still has a ways to go, despite beating up the crap dback pitchers.

niesesnose
niesesnose

Let's not get ahead of ourselves....I think this is probably a 80-85 win team but for 90 everything has to break right.

anymos
anymos

Backup catchers are like backup qb's, everybody loves them until they are forced to play on a consistent basis. Travis is the starter, the kid is going to be fine.

niesesnose
niesesnose

Because TDA is a talented young player and Recker is a journeyman? Don't get me wrong, I like Reck as the backup, but Just let Travis play. He's been hitting the ball very hard, and his BABIP shows he's been extremely unlucky this year.

Olerud42
Olerud42

 Um, no. You don't bench a top prospect after two or three weeks.

niesesnose
niesesnose

Lagares-Grandy-CY could be one of the best defensive OFs in the NL

Adam Dubbs
Adam Dubbs

Mets swept a 4gm series is 2006 in AZ

hankincolo
hankincolo

More like a fantasy, but hey, we're ALL allowed to dream. 

qualcomm
qualcomm

@niesesnose If we're 85 wins I might sheet myself because it means we turned the corner. 

rodd
rodd

 please. duda is hitting alright. your such a loser!

bleck319
bleck319

Lagares is one of the best fielders in baseball. However, Grandy and Chris Young are average at best. Refer to their defensive WAR numbers.

hankincolo
hankincolo

...but with a much better ending, than in '06. 

bleck319
bleck319

It's difficult to evaluate all facets of a player's game, which is why sabermetrics is useful.

bleck319
bleck319

EYJ has been an average defender for the Mets. He was slightly below average for Colorado. Remember, you can't just refer to a few plays. Defensive WAR takes into account all plays and things we sometimes don't notice, like range.

Steven Avellaneda
Steven Avellaneda

@bleck319 do not forget EY at defense he is up there with Lagares. if anything i like to compare EY with Endy Chavez kinda