Rapid Reaction: Mets Drop Sixth Straight in 5-4 Loss to Diamondbacks

The New York Mets (16-22) fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks (23-18) 5-4 on Tuesday Night at Chase Field. The loss is the Mets sixth straight and puts them six games under .500 for the first time this season.

Pitching

Tommy Milone (1-0, 5.88 ERA) made his second start with the Mets and fifth start overall of 2017. Milone pitched 5.2 innings, struck out four, and gave up six hits, three walks, and five runs. Four of the five runs came in the third inning on RBI singles from Gregor Blanco and Chris Owings in addition to a steal of home from Paul Goldschmidt. The fifth run came on a home run from Yasmany Tomas which extended his home run streak against the Mets to five games.

Paul Sewald came into the game during the sixth with two outs and struck out Jeff Mathis to end the inning. Sewald stayed on for the seventh and pitched a perfect inning accompanied by two strikeouts.

Fernando Salas started the eighth inning and got the first two outs before being replaced by Jerry Blevins to pitch to the lefty Daniel Descalso. Blevins struck him out to end the inning.

Offense

The Mets faced Zack Greinke (4-2, 2.79 ERA) who carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning of his previous start. The Mets loaded the bases with one out in the second inning when Curtis Granderson drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk to give the Mets an early 1-0 lead. However, they didn’t score any more as Milone and Michael Conforto followed with back-to-back strikeouts.

Granderson produced the second run of the game as well with a solo home run to right center field in the fifth inning.

Rene Rivera cut the Mets deficit to 5-4 after hitting a two-run homer to left center field in the seventh.

On Deck 

The Mets play the last game of this series Wednesday afternoon in Arizona as Matt Harvey (2-3, 5.63 ERA) will oppose Patrick Corbin (3-4, 4.17 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 3:40 PM ET.

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