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.