In a back and forth affair that saw multiple lead changes, some dumb decisions, and a Mets team that continues to show a little heart — they were sent away via a Paul Goldschmidt walk-off home run to start this road trip off with a loss.
The Mets came in looking like a team with some momentum behind them, taking the lead in the 4th to break up what began as a pitcher’s duel. Taking advantage of a wild Patrick Corbin, who uncorked a wild pitch, Justin Turner lined an RBI single to score Josh Satin. The D-Backs would fight back against Jeremy Hefner in the bottom of the fifth and sixth, however, with five doubles combined over the course of those two innings. He got another Justin Turner RBI single in support in the top of the sixth, but the Mets were down 4-2 heading into the top of the eighth.
It was then we saw even more fight from this team, when Daniel Murphy, Marlon Byrd, and Josh Satin each singled to load the bases with none out for the good guys. Justin Turner and Wilmer Flores each picked up RBI groundouts, but it was important that the D-Backs limited the damage, as they would come back to win on the aforementioned walk-off HR in the ninth.
Tough game that involved a little luck on our part — although I’m still wondering if Marlon Byrd was safe or not on his attempted inside-the-park HR. He should’ve stayed at third and looked to be driven in, but it’s all water under the bridge now. Great work by the pen, as Feliciano, Aardsma, Germen, and Rice pitched 3.0 scoreless innings before Atchison gave up the game-ender.
Let’s get em tomorrow…Zack Wheeler takes the mound for us.