The Diamondbacks starter gives up four runs, all of them by the long-ball, and the Diamondbacks lose against the Mets by a margin of two. You could have used that sentence to describe all three of the games in this series, with equal accuracy. There were some slight variations - we didn't allow the same player to hit three home-runs on Friday or Saturday - but the end result was the same, and Arizona got swept in three by New York, to go into the All-Star break on a sharply downward turn. De La Rosa extended the HR service by D-backs starters, allowing three in his 3.2 frames: this series, a total of eight in 13 innings of work by our rotation.
The offense did do somewhat better than in the first two games. We tied the game up at one on a Nick Ahmed groundout, while Paul Goldschmidt deslumped himself with his 21st home-run of the year, and David Peralta had an RBI single in the seventh. Welington Castillo was the only Diamondback to reach base safely more than once, and the team as a whole still managed only five hits and two walk. The bullpen was decent, giving up one run in 4.1 innings of work. You will not be surprised to hear it was on a home-run. The Mets scored all 13 runs this series by the long-ball, becoming the first team to do so while sweeping a three-game set since the 1960 Baltimore Orioles.
Dbackguy will be here later with the guest recap, so stick around for that.