Mets Series in Review: vs. Diamondbacks | Astromets Mind

Monday, May 26, 2014

Mets Series in Review: vs. Diamondbacks

Dates: May 23-25
Results: Lose 2 out of 3
L 3-2, L 2-1, W 4-2
Current Record: 22-27

Friday – PPD before they could finish five innings – never happened.
Sunday:    Game 1 –, Amazin’ Avenue, ESPN NY
                  Game 2 –, Amazin’ Avenue, ESPN NY
Statistics: (In order of first appearance)
Mets Player
1-13, R, BB, 3 SO, GIDP, Sac
6-13, R, RBI (19), BB, GIDP, E (6)
6-11, R, 2B (12), HR (3), 2 RBI (27), 2 BB, 2 SO, E (4)
2-8, R, 2B (8), RBI (22), 3 BB, 3 SO
1-6, R, 2 BB, SO, 2 GIDP
0-9, SO, GIDP
1-9, R, E (1)
4-7, R, 2B (5), SO, CS
2-5, RBI (4), BB
BB, SB (17)
1-5, HBP
2-4, RBI (10), SO
2-4, SO
6.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, BB, 7 SO, 118 pitches, 76 strikes
(0-2, SO)
6 IP, 2 H, R, 3 BB, 10 SO, HR, 113 pitches, 68 strikes
(0-2) (Video of K’s)
6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, BB, 6 SO, 98 pitches, 67 strikes
(1-1, RBI (1), BB)
2.1 IP, H, SO
0.1 IP, BB, SO
1 IP, H, 2 BB
1.2 IP, H, 2 SO
2 IP, 2 H, R, 0 ER, BB, 2 SO

Key Moments:
            Duda struck out swinging (at an 89 MPH cutter) with two outs and the bases loaded in the 1st.
            Wheeler allowed the first four batters of the 2nd to reach – walk, double, RBI single, RBI single – which prompted a visit from Dan Warthen that appeared to do the trick, as he’d retire the next three batters on four pitches.
            A Flores throwing error (his first in the majors) with one out opened the door an unearned run to score later in the frame – took too long to get the ball out of his glove and then the throw tailed down the 1B line. Wheeler got Montero swinging, but hit Aaron Hill with a 2-2 fastball (95 MPH), before allowing a Martin Prado RBI single. As a side note, Wheeler ended up striking out the side in the inning.
            The Mets put together three hits to get a run in the 3rd, capped by a Granderson ground-rule double that bounced off the warning track in right-center field – that it was a ground-rule double prevented Wright from scoring, which is lame. CY would follow with a swinging strikeout – took a lot of heat for not getting Wright in – and Duda ended the inning with a flyout to CF. (Video)
            Wright launched a homerun down the LF line in the 5th. (Video)
            With Gerardo Parra on 2B and one out in the 7th, Wheeler got Paul Goldschmidt to groundout to Murph. Edgin would come in and get Miguel Montero to hit a one-foot nubber in front of the plate.
            After back-to-back walks with one out in the bottom of the 7th, Murph grounded it back to the pitcher to start a double play.
            With runners on 1B and 2B and one out for the Mets in the 8th, Brad Ziegler got Duda and Flores to fly out to LF.
            Mets went down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the 9th against Addison Reed.
Game 1
            Chris Owings hit a solo homerun for the Diamondbacks in the top of the 1st.
            Mets countered with three straight singles to lead off the bottom of the 1st to get a run back, but then the offense came to a halt: Granderson K, CY popout, Duda groundout.
            After the first two reached in the bottom of the 2nd, Montero’s bunt attempt failed to advance the runners – Tejada was forced out at 3B – and Lagares grounded into a double play.
            The Diamondbacks put runners on the corners after two outs in the 3rd, but Miguel Montero hit a weak groundout to Murph.
            With runners on 1B and 2B and one out, CY grounded into a double play.
            Eric Chavez led off the 7th with a ground-rule double off Familia. After an A.J. Pollock groundout advanced Chavez to 3B, Familia got the final two hitters to strikeout swinging at his slider.
            The D’backs loaded the bases after two outs were recorded before Valverde got Chavez to fly out to Lagares in CF.
            The Mets loaded the bases with one out in the 8th, but Duda grounded into a double play.
            After Pollock led off the 9th with a double to newly inserted Abreu, Ender Inciarte bunted him over to 3B. Mejia got Martin Prado swinging before a coaching visit decision to walk Parra. Owings hit a groundout to Wright that could have ended the inning, but Murph missed the catch at 2B. (Painful video)
            Centeno and Flores hit back-to-back singles with one out in the 9th, but were never advanced.

Game 2
            Prado tripled in Aaron Hill with no outs in the 2nd – he would score on a Cody Ross groundout.
            The Mets got a run back thanks to an RBI single from Dice-K in the bottom of the 2nd. (Video)
            Parra singled and stole 2nd with two outs in the top of the 3rd, but Goldschmidt struck out swinging
            A single from Abreu put runners on the corners with two outs in the 3rd, but Campbell grounded into a force out.
            The Mets had two on with one out in the 4th, but Lagares and Murphy both grounded out.
            Abreu doubled in Granderson with one out in the 5th.
            Tejada drove in Recker with a single in the bottom of the 6th. Tejada would be thrown out at home trying to score on a David Wright single to LF. (Video) The Mets would then load the bases before Abreu popped out to the SS.
            Tuffy Gosewisch got stranded at 2B after a one-out double in the 7th.
            Murphy drove in CY with a single in the 8th. After Wright walked, Granderson struck out swinging and Duda flied out to LF.
            Mejia came in for the save, working around a two out single to get his third of the season. (Video)

Lucas Duda slumping (and yes, Davis not so much), Wright hot
            Duda is hitting .143/.182/.262 (.198 wOBA), with two doubles and a homerun over 44 PA since May 10. His strikeouts are down a bit but that is extra ice cold.
            Wright has been on a tear for a while, but it seems people are only now noticing it. Over his last 101 PA, Wright is hitting .379/.416/.537 (.412 wOBA), with nine doubles and two homeruns.

Injury Updates (Dillon Gee, Travis ∂’Arnaud, Eric Young Jr.)
            Dillon Gee was scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday but was not feeling comfortable enough to go.
            Travis ∂’Arnaud got in his first rehab game Sunday and hit a HR. It was reported by @PSBLynn Sunday that he is scheduled to likely DH Monday and catch 7 innings Tuesday.
Eric Young Jr. has been put on the 15-day DL with a hamstring strain. The Mets have called up Matt ∂en Dekker in his place. Neither M∂D nor Kirk Nieuwenhuis have hit much lately, so I guess the Mets just chose the better defensive option.

Looking Ahead:
May 26-28 – Pirates come into town
Monday: Brandon Cumpton @ Jacob ∂eGrom
Tuesday: Edinson Volquez @ Jonathon Niese
Wednesday: Charlie Morton @ Bartolo Colon
May 29 – June 2 – Travel to Philadelphia to start an 11-game road trip (@CHC, @SF)

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