The night was defined by one big inning for the Diamondbacks . They struck hard in the third inning, putting up four runs, and putting a decent amount of breathing room between them and the Mets early, and it was a lot of fun in the process. It all got started with the bottom of the order, with Descalso, Mathis, Ahmed, and Blanco getting on base. The best part, though, was when Goldschmidt and Owings pulled off a double steal. When Goldschmidt was on third base. And stole home. It was great.
On the flip side, Grienke wasn’t great, but he was serviceable. He scattered four runs over six and two thirds innings. His biggest issues came, once again from the long ball. He was able to work around them for the most part, however, and left the game with the lead. The bullpen finished it off, and kept things where they were to secure the series win. Full recap to follow.