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.