Game Recap: Mets 7 – Diamondbacks 3

Behind Zack Wheeler‘s first win of the season and a four-hit performance by Lucas Duda, the Mets defeated the Diamondbacks by a score of 7-3 Monday night in Arizona. >> Read the full recap and box score on SNY.tv.


Need to Know: Wheeler gave up two earned runs on six his with three strikeouts and three walks over 6 1/3 innings on the mound.

Duda went 4-5 with two RBIs and one run. With the four hits, Duda’s batting average improved from .226 to .306.

Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares both suffered injuries and were taken out of Monday night’s game.

The Mets seven runs matched the team’s season-high for runs scored in a game. New York had seven runs during its 13-inning win over the Angels on Saturday.

Carlos Torres earned his first save after he gave up one earned run over 2 2/3 innings on the mound.


Reaction from Meredith Perri: You know that saying about how you can’t predict baseball? The Mets came into Monday night’s game with a pitcher that hadn’t won a game since Aug. 31 2013, a lineup that was still struggling and a potential overflow of outfielders. By game’s end, Wheeler had his first win of the season, the middle of the order had produced and two of the Mets outfielders had left the game with potential injuries.

Thankfully, the Granderson X-rays came back negative and while the outcome of Lagares’ hamstring injury is still unknown, the fact that the Mets bounced back Monday after a beating at the hands of the Angels on Sunday is a good sign. Wheeler wasn’t perfect, but his curveball eluded batters and he limited damage when he needed to. Furthermore, the fact that the Mets 1-5 batters contributed at least one hit along with either a run scored or an RBI shows movement in the right direction.


What’s Next: The Mets will continue their three game series against Arizona on Tuesday when they send Jenrry Mejia (1-0, 4.09 ERA) to the mound against Bronson Arroyo (1-0, 4.82 ERA) at 9:40 p.m.




25 comments
Devan Cleary
Devan Cleary

How is EY an ideal leadoff person when he leads the team in K's? And also doesn't get on base on consistent basis

Paul Wesolowski
Paul Wesolowski

Legares definately on the DL. Dont take any chances making it season ending. Bring up Kirk , he can play and swing a bat. Let Legares rest, and pray for him. Hes gonna be a star.

tierlifer
tierlifer

This may be the only time that the affiliation with Vegas in the PCL actually benefits the Mets.  I would imagine Kirk or MDD get the nod or perhaps both depending how bad Grandy is hurt. 

Muhammad Qureshi
Muhammad Qureshi

Nice to see the bats come alive. Would love to see Lucas continue to do what he's doing. I hope TC doesn't put Duda in the OF, that is going to mess him up like it did a couple yrs ago. Leave him at 1st, he has looked very good at the plate, and has for some time. Mets need to keep him and only him at 1st, even if that means bye-bye to Ike. Ah man, spoke too soon, just heard TC say if he has to, he'll play in LF. Oh well, typical Collins. Question, is this Didi Gregorious guy that bad that he has only played 2 games this yr in the majors and is now in the minors. Can he at all be traded for, be a decent leadoff hitter and play SS good enough for us? Anyhow, good game for Wheels. He had pretty looking secondary pitches, which was a stark contrast to what he showed in ATL, which was mostly fastballs. Hopefully Mejia follows up with a good outing tom and Gee to follow and end his night at 99 pitches and on a good note. He's got to get straightened out.

Jerry
Jerry

1 down more to go.. LGM

Greg Lambert
Greg Lambert

I'd like to see Andrew Brown get some more playing time, he has some pop in his bat.....plus this keeps Eric Young out there everyday, he has definitely shown that he deserves to be playing everyday. He always hustles, makes great plays in the outfield, has speed, and is an ideal lead off man.....something the Mets had been lacking ever since they let Jose Reyes walk.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

The win tonight was even more important since Arroyo pitches tomorrow and he owns the Mets

Zach Ripple
Zach Ripple

If the Mets are smart, they play Lagares's injury extremely cautiously. If I'm the manager, he's not seeing game action until Friday at the earliest. Sit him these next two games, get him the off day Thursday. It didn't look terribly serious, but give him a nice 3 days at least. Can't afford to lose him for an extended period.

Christopher Mathus
Christopher Mathus

The fact that grandy and lagares are both hurt totally runined this win.

chasesimms
chasesimms

 Can we have our old comments format back?  Please.  We don't ask for much. 

dannym28
dannym28

Thor pitched well Only bad thing is the OF injury and even worse, Duda might start there tomorrow


Steven Bauer
Steven Bauer

Even when we win, we still lose something. Tonight was 2 OF'ers -_-

Muhammad Qureshi
Muhammad Qureshi

Seriously, has there ever been a pitcher in history who has had the Mets number more than Arroyo. Every time I see him with his big leg kick, like the damn Shop Rite can can dancers, I'm like damn its over, lol. Hopefully, he doesn't do it to them again tomorrow.

rodd
rodd

@Zach Ripple  legares has a hamstring injury. could be very serious, could be out for 3 weeks

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@Zach Ripple You think him playing Friday is being extremely cautious??? In my mind he's almost certainly on the DL tomorrow especially with Grandy banged up as well they'll need another healthy body.

cbbruuno
cbbruuno

@Muhammad Qureshi  Bruce Berenyi before he became a Met. I still remembered watching the game the day he was traded to the Mets and Kiner joked abut how the only reason they made the deal was so they didn't have to face him any more.