The New York Mets made it two in a row against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 3-2 victory on Tuesday night. The team benefited from two run-scoring doubles from third baseman and New Jersey’s own Todd Frazier, which accounted for all three runs on the evening. In the ninth, the Mets were faced with the tying run on third and less than two outs, but a gassed Justin Wilson was able to retire Wilmer Flores to notch the save.
For the second night in a row, the Mets got a stellar seven-inning pitching performance from their starter. Zack Wheeler was not quite as dominant or in-control as Jacob deGrom was on Monday, but he limited the damage while navigating past baserunners in every inning. He struck out seven and walked two while allowing one earned run on seven hits in his start.
With Seth Lugo unavailable after going two innings yesterday, Mickey Callaway was left to navigate the eighth and ninth without his reliable closer. Arizona drew closer in the eighth when Brad Brach allowed a home run to Eduardo Escobar. He was replaced by Wilson, who escaped a dicey situation by getting Flores to strike out with runners on second and third and two outs.
The Mets only picked up five hits on the night, but were nonetheless able to outscore their opponents. Jeff McNeil took an 0-for-4 with three strikeouts as his seven-game hitting streak was snapped. Meanwhile, Pete Alonso went hitless and saw his 34-game on-base streak come to an end one night after setting the single-season franchise record.
Full recap to follow.
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