Another case of getaway day extra innings for the Diamondbacks this Fourth of July, as lackadaisical offensive from both teams gave a low scoring affair this afternoon. Ian Kennedy bounced back from a rough start in Atlanta to hold the Mets offense to just two runs over seven innings, scattering eight strike outs. The much maligned Diamondbacks bullpen did their job, allowing just two hits over their first five innings, holding New York scoreless and giving the offense a chance to come back and win the game.
The offense may have needed the help. Despite seventeen hits in the game, the Diamondbacks also showed off a number of baserunning blunders on the day. Tony Campana was out on the bases twice today, and a bases loaded, no out situation in the thirteenth inning only yielded one run on a walk. That was enough to bring in Heath Bell to close, but his earlier struggles returned in the form of a two out solo home run to tie the game.
This was repeated in the fourteenth inning- a two out single from Martin Prado brought in Cliff Pennington to score, but Chaz Roe couldn't hold the lead, giving up another solo home run to tie it. Back to the fifteenth, and a two-out rally from Arizona gave us a Pennington single to bring in Parra as the go-ahead run. Brad Ziegler came in to close out the game, and though the Mets brought the tying run to third and the winning run to second, Ziegler managed to get a ground ball to end the game and give the Diamondbacks a win.