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Diamondbacks 2, Mets 4

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Almost all the scoring here happened in the first, so if you missed the beginning... You are probably better off for it.

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The Diamondbacks made the breakthrough with one out in the top of the first. A.J. Pollock had doubled to get things going, and then stole third. After David Peralta was unable to bring him home, Paul Goldschmidt sent a fly-ball just deep enough for Pollock to whizz home beneath the throw, for an early 1-0 lead. It was all downhill from there though, as the Mets answered with a quartet of two-out runs in the bottom of the inning. Chase Anderson's home-run problem is still A Thing, as a three-run shot and solo bomb proved. That was all the scoring the Mets would get, though Anderson lasted only 4.1 innings.

That was also, however, easily more than enough, as the D-backs were flailing all over the place against Noah Syndergaard, who struck out 13 Diamondbacks over eight innings of work, easily a season high for any pitcher against us (the previous high was 10, also by a Met, Jacob deGrom, on June 7). After the first inning, they managed only a couple more hits off the New York starter, and never seriously threatened to get back into this one against Syndergaard. Hope flurried in the ninth after Yasmany Tomas tripled and Welington Castillo singled, to bring the tying run to the plate. But it was not to be, and the climb over .500 will have to wait for another day.