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Diamondbacks 2, Mets 6: A Dark Night with the Dark Knight

I don't really know why Matt Harvey is called the Dark Knight. Harvey Dent was Two-Face, okay???

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The Mets aren't a bad team, so I guess we should feel too bad about dropping the first game. Still, it had the feeling of 'what could have been,' with Robbie Ray throwing 5 scoreless innings, only to turn it over to a bullpen that then gave up 6 runs.

A couple bright spots for the Diamondbacks offense were the two solo homers, one by Saltalamacchia in the 2nd, and one by Goldschmidt in the 6th (full disclosure: I didn't see the latter home run as I had switched over to the NBA Finals game. FOR SHAME, SOCO. FOR SHAMMMMMMME).

The Diamondbacks might have managed 2 solo home runs off Matt Harvey, but beyond that the Mets starter was straight dealing. He ended up going 7 innings, striking out 9 and giving up 6 hits and a walk. He looked a little shaky up through Saltalamacchia's home run in 2nd, but quickly locked things down.

Robbie Ray wasn't able to go deep into the game, and although he didn't give up any runs, his short outing likely helped to contribute to the loss. With Ray out after 5 innings, Chip Hale turned to newly acquired Dominic Leone, who threw hard but quickly fell apart. He ended up giving up 4 hits in the inning, and allowed 3 runs to score to give the Mets the lead.

Of course, Addison Reed heard there was some runs being scored and had to join in. He only gave up 1 run, but also gave up 3 hits and struggled to go a full inning. Daniel Hudson also wanted in on the action and gave up a 2 run homer in the 9th to put the Mets up 6-2.

I suppose I should add another paragraph or two to make it seem like I didn't just totally copy and paste from the quick recap, because I'm hella tired and would like to go to bed. Hmmm. Subway, man they have terrible sandwiches, right? I'm not a huge cold cuts fan, so the thought of paying $5 for some slimy deli meat on bad bread ain't my style, and that goes for most of the other grinder fast food places.

If I am going to have cold cuts, I'd much rather have some nice pastrami on rye. Unfortunately there's not a lot of good options that I've found yet for that around town. Too bad we're not in New York, like the Mets, who just beat the Diamondbacks. Check out that transition! I'm the next Bert.

Source: FanGraphs

Pastrami on rye: Robbie Ray (28.7%)
Rueben: Ender Inciarte (11.2%)
Subway: Dominic Leone (-40.7%)
Tuna Salad: David Peralta (-18.7%)

843 comments, not bad for a Thursday night game. James Attwood and DbacksSkins led the way with both going over a century, and they were joined by: AzRattler, BIGredmc, BrokeNBattleX, DeadmanG, Diamondhacks, GuruB, Jim McLennan, JoeCB1991, Makakilo, MrMrrbi, Nate Rowan, PhxSunsFan4Life, SenSurround, SongBird, Xerostomia, Xipooo, asteroid, bbtng, circa4, ford.williams.10, freeland1787, gamepass, hotclaws, jinnah, luckycc, onedotfive, porty99, preston.salisbury, shoewizard, and soco.

No Comment of the Game due to the only comment with more than one rec was from me, and it seems gauche to pick myself. Sorry, y'all!

Diamondbacks are back at it tomorrow night against the Mets with a 6:40pm Arizona Time start. With a 4 game series there's plenty of time to recover from this game, so hi ho let's go!