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D-backs 13, Mets 5: Homers and Pitching

Homers and solid pitching are major keys to success and the D-backs did it well taking the 13-5 victory.

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Despite the final score, things didn't start well for the Diamondbacks. Zack Godley was making his first start in place of Patrick Corbin and showed some rust, giving up a leadoff single to Jose Reyes. Two quick outs followed, but Reyes moved to 3rd and scored on a wild pitch for a quick 1-0 deficit for the D-backs that would stand through four innings.

America's First Baseman was tired of the inactivity, singling to left for the first D-backs hit of the evening. After a wild. pitch, Rickie Weeks Jr blasted a homer deep into left to give the home team a lead they would not relinquish, 2-0. Yasmany Tomas felt left out, so he smashed his own homer for the team's third run of the inning.

The next inning featured more of the same for the D-backs, scoring 3 runs in the same way as before. Zack Godley singled, and with two outs Goldy walked, bringing up Rickie Weeks and he did not disappoint, smashing his second homer of the game and putting the D-backs up 6-1.

Godley was fantastic throughout this offensive explosion, allowing a lone walk and single through the first 5 innings while keeping his pitch count down. He finally felt some pressure in the 6th, allowing a leadoff single and a 1-out single to put a runner into scoring position for the Mets. But Godley worked through it, getting two harmless fly outs to end the threat in the 6th. The Mets threatened again in the 7th with a leadoff double, but again Godley turned it on and was superb, grabbing 3 quick outs to retire the side.

The D-backs despite the lead, did not relinquish. Goldy singled again, Rickie Weeks walked, and Tomas smashed a line drive high off the center field wall for a 2-rbi triple, his sixth rbi of the game. A suspicious HBP followed and Drury flew out to right field, scoring Tomas to give the D-backs double digits 10-1.

Zack Godley entered for the top of the 8th, which was surprising considering he wasn't truly lengthened out for starting pitching duties after spending a while in the bullpen. He struggled at the start with a leadoff walk, but a 1-out single ended his day. Steve Hathaway came on in relief to face Jay Bruce and promptly gave up a double, scoring Ty Kelly from 2nd. That was all the damage the Mets would achieve as Hathaway and Barrett ended the inning.

The offense again responded, providing enough insurance to make any pitching staff comfortable. With 1-out, Segura singled, Haniger and Goldy followed with walks to load the bases. After another wild pitch, Tomas hit a dinger into the camera well, scoring 2 runners and giving the D-backs a 13-2 lead. The bullpen couldn't blow this one right?

Well they certainly tried. Dominic Leone relieved and gave up back to back homers to Curtis Granderson and Rene Rivera to cut the lead to single digits. He'd get a quick out from Reyes but Kelly Johnson kicked him out of there with a single to left, bringing on Randall Delgado, who promptly ended the game with 2 quick outs and a 13-5 victory.

Source: FanGraphs

Times New Roman - Rickie Weeks Jr. (+30.4%)

Wingdings - Jean Segura (-6.1%)

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Despite the lack of support by us in the comment thread it was a nice win by the team to take the series against the Mets. The D-backs head to San Diego tomorrow for a 4-gamer with the Padres. Stop on by!