Mets Game 120: Loss to Diamondbacks
Diamondbacks 5 Mets 3
Remember when the Mets were four games over .500? It wasn’t that long ago. Well now they’re four games under .500 for the first time since June 4th.
Mets Game Notes
Chris Capuano did his usual thing: complete six so-so innings. In those six frames he allowed 4 runs on 9 hits, walking none, striking out 6. Not quite good enough to qualify as a “quality start”.
Meanwhile, Jason Marquis shut down the Mets while pitching on one leg. OK, that’s not entirely true; Marquis allowed one run in 3 1/3 before leaving with a broken leg. The crazy thing is that Marquis was hit by a line drive off the bat of Angel Pagan in the third inning, and Marquis stayed in the game, finished the inning, and pitched to another three batters in the fourth before exiting. True grit?
The Mets showed plenty of spunk, staying close and keeping the game interesting. Unfortunately, they couldn’t come through with the big hit when opportunities presented themselves. Such is this game of baseball.
Pagan had a good ballgame at the plate, going 3-for-4 in the leadoff spot. Lucas Duda also stayed hot, with two RBI and two hits — including a solo homer in the fourth off of one-legged Marquis.
Next Mets Game
The Mets move on to San Diego to play another three games against the Padres. Game one is on Monday night at 10:05 PM EST (yawn!). R.A. Dickey is scheduled to pitch against Aaron Harang.