The Mets defeated the Diamondbacks at Citi Field on Tuesday night by a score of 9-1. Jeremy Hefner earned his third win of the season with another solid start, and New York handed Patrick Corbin his first loss.
The game started slowly for both teams, with both Hefner and Corbin dealing out of the gate. Anthony Recker broke a scoreless tie with a solo shot to left in the bottom of the fifth, giving the Mets the lead until Martin Prado tied it with a bomb of his own in the seventh. In the bottom half of the seventh, Josh Satin (who else?!) gave the Mets the lead with a double, and after Andrew Brown walked, the Mets had the bases loaded with none out. Naturally, mother nature would have none of it, and the tarp came on the field.
A couple hours later, the game resumed and the Mets promptly blew the game open behind RBI hits from Recker, Omar Quintanilla, Eric Young, and Juan Lagares. The Mets would have had another run if not for a terrible call at home plate, but the game had been decided nonetheless. LaTroy Hawkins and Brandon Lyon tossed scoreless frames to finish off the D-Backs (but not before Quintanilla could tack on another RBI in the eighth), and the Mets sealed their second straight win over Arizona.
As I said last night (or rather this morning, after yesterday’s midnight finish), Satin is absolutely raking. He had another huge hit tonight, delivering the decisive RBI in the seventh. Eric Young is producing as well; these new guys are fun to watch.
Anthony Recker has a pitiful average, but he seems to have a knack for driving in runs. It feels like he gets a hit a lot more often than 15% of the time…
Another great start from Hefner tonight. The rotation is starting to step up, and with Wheeler in the big leagues and Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard not far behind, fans have to be excited about the state of our pitching. Hopefully, Jon Niese comes back healthy soon (although the pessimistic Mets fan in me fully expects disastrous results from his MRI scheduled for later this week). If the pitching can establish itself as a great strength, the team will be able to trade for bats (as well as spend a little on bats, if the Wilpons are being truthful when they say they are not broke) and become a contender at some point in the near future.
Lastly, can anybody remember a season where it has rained more often than in 2013? It feels like every game has had at least a drizzle, it was really coming down out there during the seventh.
The Mets will attempt to clinch a series victory tomorrow when they face the Diamondbacks in the third game of their four-game series a Citi Field. Matt Harvey (7-1, 2.00 ERA), our second best hitting-pitcher after Anthony Recker, will take on Randall Delgado (0-2, 4.05 ERA) at 7:10 PM.