D’Backs Bite Harvey In The Sixth As Mets Fall 5-3
The Mets lost a tough one tonight as the Arizona Diamondbacks came from behind to beat the Mets by the score of 5-3 at Citi Field.
Matt Harvey started and was cruising along until the sixth inning when after allowing a walk to catcher Miguel Montero and a single to Martin Prado, Cody Ross slammed a three-run homer to put the D’Backs up 3-2. In the next inning, Harvey allowed a lead-off walk and a single before letting up an RBI-double to Eric Chavez that would end his night. Scott Rice would relieve Harvey and the book was closed on the Mets ace after a sac fly allowed a fifth run to cross the plate.
The final line was 60 innings pitched, 5 earned runs, 9 hits and 3 walks. Harvey had nine strikeouts, but was clearly not on top of his game tonight. His command was sketchy and he served up a few hanging sliders that proved very costly. It was one of the worst career starts statistically for Harvey and he got saddled with his second loss of the season. He is now 7-2 with a 2.27 ERA.
Offensively, all of the Mets scoring came by virtue of three solo home runs, one each by David Wright, Josh Satin and Daniel Murphy. The Mets 1-2-3 hitters combined to go 6-for-12 as Eric Young, Murphy and Wright had a pair of hits each.
Well that sucked… Maybe Harvey forgot to put on his cape or something – or maybe he was tipping his pitches? Or maybe he just had a bad game like any great pitcher. I’m sure this was just a blip on the radar so come back in five days and we’ll do it again… Same bat time… Same bat channel…
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
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