The New York Mets (16-23) lost their seventh game in a row Wednesday afternoon, falling to the Arizona Diamondbacks (24-18) by a score of 5-4 in extra innings.
Matt Harvey (2-3, 5.63 ERA) started for the Mets and turned in a decent outing after three consecutive starts in which he allowed five runs or more.
The righty went 5 1/3 innings of three-run ball and struck out five, while yielding six hits and allowing four walks.
Jerry Blevins pitched the eighth and provided the Mets with a clean inning to keep the game knotted up at four a piece.
Addison Reed then followed up Blevins’ performance with two scoreless innings, holding down the ninth and tenth frames.
With the loss, Montero dropped to 0-3 on the season with an alarming 9.69 ERA.
Mets hitters faced southpaw Patrick Corbin (3-4, 4.17 ERA) for the first six innings and were able to get to him quickly as Michael Conforto smacked a two-run homer to left center field in the first inning. Conforto is now hitting at a .310 clip, with a 1.031 OPS.
In the second, the Mets attempted to pull off a hit-and-run with Matt Reynolds at first and were successful, however Jose Reyes didn’t put on the brakes and was thrown out at second to end the frame and the potential scoring threat.
After the Diamondbacks took a 3-2 lead in the third, Juan Lagares homered to left center field the next inning to tie the game back up.
Later in the inning, Jose Reyes redeemed himself, giving the Mets the lead on a double to left field.
The Mets had 11 hits on the day with Reyes and Wilmer Flores leading the team with three base knocks apiece.
The Mets have a day off on Thursday before opening a series with the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night at Citi Field. The Mets will send Jacob deGrom (2-1, 4.07 ERA) to the mound against Ricky Nolasco (2-2, 4.34 ERA) with first pitch being scheduled for 7:10 PM.