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Diamondbacks 7, Mets 2

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Jeremy Hellickson was his usual self, and so was Paul Goldschmidt, but it was A.J. Pollock who powered the offense tonight.

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Jeremy Hellickson delivered his fourth consecutive quality start, but much like the previous three, it was more a thing of wonder than a thing of beauty, as he wobbled in and out of trouble. Probably no bigger than walking the pitcher to load the bases in the fourth inning, only to follow up by striking out Curtis Granderson on three pitches. Still, he became the first Diamondbacks starter in a while to throw six innings, allowing two runs on six hits and three walks, with six strikeouts. There was then solid bullpen work from Andrew Chafin, Daniel Hudson and Randall Delgado, who threw three perfect innings. All told, the last 14 Mets' hitters went down in order.

However, the Diamondbacks had to come from behind twice here. They tied the game up at one in the third, A.J, Pollock legging out an infield comebacker which let Nick Ahmed scamper home from third. Then, they scored two in the sixth, on consecutive RBI hits from Paul Goldschmidt and Yasmany Tomas, both making good contact on pitches well out of the zone. Arizona then added plenty of insurance in the ninth, as it was the turn of the Mets' bullpen who melted down. Ender Inciarte led off with a triple, with Pollock driving him in, then being driven in by Hill; Chris Owings added a sacrifice fly, and a wild pitch completed the scoring.

Pollock ended the night with three hits and two RBI, Ahmed a hit and two walks, Tomas a pair of hits and Goldschmidt got a hit and his contractually-obligated intentional walk. Turambar will be along with a celebratory beercap in a bit - he has a winning streak in these!