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Final Score: Diamondbacks 5, Mets 4—Road to nowhere

Mets left walked off and wandering the desert.

MLB: New York Mets at Arizona Diamondbacks Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets took a lead two batters into the game on a Michael Conforto two-run home run off Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin. Things proceeded far less smoothly for the Mets from there. A back-and-forth affair broke out in the desert that ended mercilessly in the 11th inning in a 5-4 loss, the Mets' seventh straight defeat.

After falling behind in the third inning, the Mets regained the lead at 4-3 in the top of the fourth via a Juan Lagares home run and a Jose Reyes RBI double. Matt Harvey was vaguely serviceable through 5.1 innings, allowing 10 baserunners and three runs.

Harvey actually left with a chance to record the win, but in a surprising development, the Mets’ bullpen was unable to hold the lead. Met killer (desert version) Yasmany Tomas doubled home the tying run in the seventh off Robert Gsellman, making his first appearance out of the bullpen since his debut in relief of Jon Niese in St. Louis last August.

The game remained knotted at four into the 11th, as Jerry Blevins (one inning) and Addison Reed (two innings) retired all nine batters they faced. If you turned off the game when you saw Rafael Montero enter to pitch the bottom of the 11th, you missed exactly seven pitches and one batter, as Chris Herrmann's walk-off home run brought an ignominious close to the Mets’ 0-6 road trip.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

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  3. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 94
  4. stickguy: 54
  5. amazins8669: 46
  6. MookieTheCat: 39
  7. Jets Mets Devils Nets 16: 38
  8. spaceboy761: 33
  9. Adam Halverson: 26
  10. eldoot7: 26