Diamondbacks’ New York Woes Continue, Lose 4-2
Jul 11, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder David Peralta (6) watches his two run home run against the New York Mets during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
Unlike the United States Women’s Soccer team, the Arizona Diamondbacks haven’t had much quality time in New York. They dropped their second straight 4-2 decision to the Mets as Patrick Corbin gave up three home runs, including one by the opposing pitcher, Matt Harvey.
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The afternoon started just fine for the Snakes. A.J. Pollock led off with a walk and David Peralta followed with a two-run home run to give Arizona the quick 2-0 lead. For Peralta, it was his eighth homer of the season, eclipsing last season’s total. The D’backs put runners on against Harvey for most of the game and actually outhit the Mets 5-4. The Met right-hander also walked four batters but always managed to escape trouble. Pollock had a rough game outside of his first inning walk as he was caught stealing in the fifth and grounded into a double play in the seventh. Peralta walked twice in addition to his home run.
Corbin was cruising along, allowing just a Michael Cuddyer single in the first while at one point and struck out four straight batters. Things fell apart in the fifth, with Lucas Duda leading off with a solo home run. Duda, struggling mightily entering the series, now has two home runs in two days. With one out, Eric Campbell walked, bringing up Harvey. The Met co-ace smoked a line drive to left center field that just cleared the wall. Replay upheld the shot and the Mets grabbed a 3-2 lead. Ruben Tejada led off the sixth inning with a solo blast and Corbin’s day was done. Jeurys Familia pitched a drama-free ninth inning (as opposed to last night) for his 26th save.
The series wraps up tomorrow with Rubby De La Rosa opposing Jon Niese. The D’backs are now 42-44 while the Mets improve to 46-42.