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Diamondbacks 5, Mets 4: Steal of home steals the game

Well, it wasn’t actually the difference maker, but it was still really cool, okay?

New York Mets v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

The Mets were the first to strike tonight against Zack Greinke and the Diamondbacks. Neil Walker lead off the second inning with an infield single, and he then was moved to third on a Wilmer Flores ground rule double. Greinke was able to get an out, thanks to Lucas Duda striking out. Rene Rivera walked to load the bases. Curtis Granderson walked to push in a run and keep the bases loaded. After that, Greinke shut them down and got two more strike outs to end the inning.

The Dbacks answered back in the third inning, and it was the bottom of the line up that got things moving. Daniel Descalso lead the inning off with a walk, and went to third on a Jeff Mathis double. Greinke popped out to foul territory for the first out. Gregor Blanco singled and drove home both of them to give the Dbacks the lead. Ahmed, who inexplicably, to me at least, was batting in second and not eighth or ninth, flew out for the second out. Tommy Milone walked Goldschmidt intentionally, bringing up Owings. Owings singled, bringing home Blanco and sending Goldy to third.

Then it got fun. While Tomas was batting, Owings took off. They had him dead to rights, but he managed to get caught in a run down. While they were distracted, Goldy hesitated, but took off for home. Thanks to a bad throw he was able to make it standing up. Owings was thrown out at third, but the lead had been secured. 4-1 Diamondbacks

The Mets got one of them back in the fifth. Curtis Granderson lead things off, hitting the second pitch of the bat into the bleachers for a solo home run. 4-2 Diamondbacks

Yasmany got that run back in the sixth with a solo home run of his own. This time it was a pool shot, extending the lead a bit more. 5-2 Diamondbacks

And it was a good thing too, in retrospect. Greinke went back out for the ninth inning, which didn’t seem like that bad of an idea at the time. Overall he had pitched fairly well, seven strikeouts with only two walks, and he was only at 93 pitches. However, he quickly gave up a single to Duda and then a homer to Rene Rivera, cutting the lead to only one. Greinke did get the next two out, but that was the end of the road. Chacin was brought in for the last out, which he recorded. 5-4 Diamondbacks

Bradley and Rodney took it from there, both throwing perfect innings. With that, the Dbacks secured the series win, and the Mets continued their losing streak.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups: Fernando Rodney, 17.4%
Rolo's: Archie Bradley 12.6%, Jeff Mathis 11.9%
3 MustketeersZach Greinke, as a batter, -8.4%

Pretty busy Gameday thread, fueled in large part thanks to a raging debate over the DH. It may come as a shock to you that we did not resolve anything, possibly because there is no answer because it’s all based off opinions? Nah... Anyway, all present were:

AzDbackfanInDc, BIGredmc, BenSharp, BigSmarty, Diamondhacks, GuruB, Hazzard21, I suppose I'm a Pessimist, Imstillhungry95, Jackwriter, Jim McLennan, JoeCB1991, JoelPre, Joey Lewis, Keegan Thompson, Makakilo, Michael McDermott, MrMrrbi, Oldenschoole, Re Tired, Sprankton, TinySarabia, aldma, blue_bulldog, coldblueAZ, david.munter, hotclaws, kilnborn, noblevillain, onedotfive, shoewizard, since_98, smartplays

CotN goes to shoewizard for his response to someone trolling for CotN :-)

Jim is gonna start hiding these.

Good depth often has to come from within, in the form of younger talent. Depth is hard to build overnight, but it’s easy to deplete.: Jeff Sullivan STAY THE COURSE

by shoewizard on May 16, 2017 | 7:41 PM up reply rec (5) actions

Join us again for the final game of the series as the Diamondbacks go for the series sweep. It’s a 12:40 start time, so don’t miss it.