"We're not really clicking on anything right now."
"I tried to get them to hit ground balls and sometimes they're not at guys," Ziegler said. "If those balls are a little bit to one side or the other, the whole inning might be different and it might still be a 2-1 game."
"One of the easiest things to do is to try to simplify things, not try to over-complicate things. Just kind of go back to the basics and stay within ourselves and do the things we need to do. We're a good enough team when we don't try too hard. We just have to go out and be ourselves. But when we're trying a little too hard and pressing a little bit, everybody gets tight and it all just kind of snowballs at that point."
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Patrick Corbin was stellar through six innings once again. However, the Diamondback offense once again provided almost no support, and it cost the starting pitcher when he ran into trouble, and a 1 hour and 41 minute rain delay in the seventh. After the rains let up, Brad Ziegler came in, but was unable to perform his almost expected magic act of getting the team out of trouble. By the end of the frame, the Mets scored seven runs, more than enough to put away the struggling team from Arizona which has now lost five in a row.
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