Arizona Diamondbacks-New York Mets Preview

By Thomas Lynch
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Jun 3, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock (11) celebrates with third base coach Andy Green (14) after hitting a solo home run against the Atlanta Braves in the fifth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks begin life without Mark Trumbo today when they host the New York Mets for four games at Chase Field. Fresh off their resounding series win over the Atlanta Braves, in which they overcame the largest, single game deficit in franchise history (also done on April 7, 2012), the D’backs will host their second consecutive National League East opponent. The Mets wrap up their first Western swing of the year after dropping two of three in San Diego.

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It will a classic case of a good hitting team going up against a team that pitches very well. The D’backs lead the National League in runs scored (tied for second overall) with 250 while the Mets’ team ERA is 3.39, third among all Major League teams. The D’backs will face New York’s three best hurlers over these next four days, with the first of those men getting the call tonight. Here are some players to watch for as the first week of June comes to a close.