Diamondbacks Drop Finale to the Mets, 6-3


May 13, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Chris Owings (16) throws to first base in the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Collmenter continued his struggles in 2015 by giving up five runs (four home runs) on nine hits in six innings. The result was that the Arizona Diamondbacks could not win their series against the New York Mets, dropping the finale by a score of 6-3. Curtis Granderson hit two of them, the first one to lead off the game. After a tough first inning, New York’s Jacob deGrom settled down to strike out 10 over seven innings and improve his record to 7-4. Collmenter is now 3-6 with a 5.24 ERA.

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The D’backs answered Granderson’s homer by scoring two runs of their own in the bottom of the first. Ender Inciarte scampered home on Eric Campbell‘s throwing error and A.J. Pollock added another run, thanks to David Peralta‘s sacrifice fly. The Mets quickly regained the lead on Campbell’s two-run shot the following frame. Granderson and Wilmer Flores followed with solo shots in the fifth and sixth inning respectively to widen the Met lead to 5-2. Arizona got a run back in the bottom of the six when Chris Owings‘ bunt base hit drove in Paul Goldschmidt. Darrell Ceciliani produced the final tally with a an RBI single to score Campbell.

With his successful bunt, Owings extended his hitting streak to 11 games, the longest by a Snakes’ player this season. He also has hiked his batting average to .250. None of the seven starting pitching performances this week featured a guy going past six innings. Goldschmidt’s RBI in the first gave him 47, moving him into a tie with Giancarlo Stanton for the best in the game.

The D’backs now head head to Los Angeles to play the Dodgers for three games followed by an off-day and then three games in San Francisco. They are now 27-29, five games behind LA in the National League West.