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Final Score: Diamondbacks 2, Mets 1—Colon not enough to win over date with Snakes

Bartolo Colon pitched well enough to win, but his team did not hit well enough to do so.

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The night after striking out four times in his Diamondbacks debut, Wellington Castillo drilled a two-run homer with two outs in the seventh which was the difference tonight. Up until that point, Bartolo Colon (L, 8-4) was masterful. Colon finished with five hits allowed, one walk, and seven strikeouts over seven innings, along with the two earned runs.

The Mets only run came via a solo home run by Juan Lagares, as the offense had another frustrating evening.  New York managed ten hits but left eight on base while grounding into four inning-killing double plays, including one that ended the game after the Mets got two on with one out in the ninth.

Colon went 1-for-3 at the plate with a rip single, which gives him a higher batting average (.167) than two position players in the lineup tonight (Danny Muno, Anthony Recker).  Lucas Duda was 0-for-4 with 3 LOB and is currently mired in a 2-for-25 skid.

The Mets now are 2-4 on this West Coast swing, and look to Jacob deGrom to try and split this series tomorrow afternoon.

Full recap here.

GameThread Roll Call

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