The Arizona Diamondbacks had to wait an extra day to halt two losing streaks. After Friday night’s rainout, the D’backs defeated the New York Mets 3-2 to stop their latest three game slide. The victory also halted a five game skid against New York dating back to last season. Josh Collmenter pitched six effective innings to gain the victory while Addison Reed got the final three outs for his 13th save.
Tomahawk encountered early trouble after retiring the first two batters of the game. Then David Wright doubled, Curtis Granderson walked and then Collmenter and Paul Goldschmidt nearly collided on a dribbler by ex-D’back Chris Young. However, Collmenter struck Lucas Duda to end the threat, completing the frame with 29 pitches. Arizona pushed across two runs in the second as the first four batters reached base: Miguel Montero walked, Aaron Hill doubled and then Martin Prado and Cody Ross each singled in a run. Prado drove in his second run of the game in the following frame before the Mets finally answered in the bottom of the third on a Granderson double. Wright connected for his third home run of the year in the fifth to make the score 3-2. Evan Marshall and Brad Ziegler gave the Mets chances to score both in the seventh and eighth innings but the two relievers managed to keep Amazins off the board. Reed pitched a drama-free ninth and just liek that the Snakes boosted their record to 19-31.\n
Because of Friday’s washout, these two teams will play a doubleheader on Sunday. In Game 1, Bronson Arroyo goes against New York rookie Rafael Montero. First pitch is scheduled for 10:10 AM MST. In Game 2, Zeke Spruill gets recalled from Triple A Reno to make the start against Daisuke Matsuzaka.