Apr 16, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo reacts after striking out in the ninth inning against the New York Mets at Chase Field. The Mets defeated the Diamondbacks 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
News Flash! The Diamondbacks lost again. This cant come as a surprise to Dbacks fans anymore, and frankly I’m starting to give up any hope I had for the Snakes 2014 season. Its official Dbacks Nation, the baseball gods dont like us. The Mets behind starter Dillion Gee and sloppy play by the defense in the late going beat the Dbacks 5-2 sweeping the series in front of 19,673 at Chase Field. This is the first time since 2008 that New York has swept a series at Chase.
The Diamondbacks with the loss went 0-6 on the homestand, are 1-11 in home games including 1-9 at Chase Field, are a major league worst 4-11, and are 7 games back in the National League West with the Dodgers and Giants playing later tonight. Dbacks starter Brandon McCarthy gave the Dbacks there third quality start of the season going into the 6th inning allowing 7 hits on 3 runs all earned but he was the tough luck loser falling to 0-3. Arizona could blame the rotation for the first five losses on this home-stand but the offense was to blame for this loss.
Mets starter Dillion Gee was perfect till he allowed a two out double to Martin Prado in the fifth. He ended up tossing seven shutout innings scattering 3 hits and getting his first win of the season. The Dbacks finally broke their scoreless innings streak when Aaron Hill and Paul Goldschmidt greeted former Dback and now Mets closer Jose Valverde with back to back homers to make it 5-2 in the ninth but that is all the Dbacks would get.
It could have been a whole different ball game if the Dbacks would have not fallen apart in the ninth. Coming into the game in a non save situation, Addison Reed and the defense committed two errors allowing the Mets to score two more and pad the lead to 5-0. The Dbacks who were the best defensive team in the National League last year have committed a N.L worst 15 errors this season. The Dbacks have an off day toomorow which means they cant loose for once, and then they travel to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers to start a six game road trip that will also take the team to Wrigley Field.