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Diamondbacks 5, Mets 7

Braden Shipley wasn’t able to reproduce his success last week against the Mets, but Mitch Haniger made a good first impression in his MLB debut.

MLB: New York Mets at Arizona Diamondbacks Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

After the teams traded zeroes through three innings, the D-backs got on the board first, with Yasmany Tomas’s 23rd home-run of the year in the fourth. Unfortunately, Braden Shipley was unable to deliver a shutdown inning, allowing four runs in the fifth, including a two-run homer to the opposing pitcher, Noah Syndergaard. The Mets added three more in the sixth for a 7-1 lead, and Shipley’s night was done after 5.2 innings, allowing six earned runs on 10 hits and a walk, without a strikeout.

However, the D-backs did come back, with debutant Mitch Haniger getting a two-run triple to key a three-run sixth, then adding an RBI double in the seventh. He became the first Arizona player with two extra-base hits in his major-league debut, and his five total bases hasn’t been surpassed since Travis Lee had six in the franchise’s first ever game, back in 1998. Haniger’s three RBI was also a team record for a MLB debut. Jean Segura picked up three hits for the Diamondbacks, while Paul Goldschmidt and Welington Castillo each reached base twice, with a hit and a walk.

ish95 will be along with a full recap, after he gets back from the game.