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It took a while, but the Diamondbacks offense finally remembered their job. Inevitably, not until after Chase Anderson had left the game...

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Chase Anderson suffered the death of a thousand BABIPs, but with some help from his defense, he stopped the Mets from advancing much beyond first-base. The sole exception was a solo homer with one out in the second inning, but he came within one out of giving the D-backs their second consecutive six inning start, something we haven't seen enough of this year. He gave up one run over 5.2 innings on eight hits and a walk, with six strikeouts, but left 1-0 down, as our hitters couldn't get anything going against Bartolo Colon. We got a runner to third on a wild pick-off, but that was it until the seventh inning stretch, though Chip Hale got his first ejection, though hardly deserved.

Cometh the hour, cometh Welington Castillo. He had actually put the ball into play earlier - something he failed to do in his debut - and also walked. But he chose to make his first hit as a Diamondbacks particularly memorable, dropping a two-run bomb into the corner by the bullpen. And speaking of which, our relievers were solid again: Randall Delgado stranded the three runners inherited from Anderson, then worked a scoreless seventh; Addison Reed kept it a one-run game in the eighth, and then Brad Ziegler picked up his sixth save, though it wasn't pretty. That means the Diamondbacks have secured at least a split against a team above .500. Been a while...