Diamondbacks hand Mets sixth straight loss


Harvey said he picked up a "lot of bad habits" because he couldn't throw from his preferred angle without getting "tingling and numbness in my index finger".

"We are going to stay together, play together".

Tommy Milone (1-1) gave up six hits and five runs in 5 2/3 innings.

The D-backs finished the homestand 6-3, and at 24-18, they are a season-best six games over.500.

"We started to get a little confidence as a group", said Mathis, never known for his hitting.

Lovullo said he wants to let the batter impact the game.

For the Mets, Wilmer Flores went 3-for-5 while Jose Reyes went 3-for-6. The solo shot loomed large when Rene Rivera hit a two-run homer in the seventh off ace Zack Greinke to cut the margin to one.

RAYS 7, INDIANS 4: Corey Dickerson hit a three-run homer - his third homer in two days - and Alex Cobb controlled Cleveland over seven inning as Tampa Bay busted out the bats in a 7-4 win over the Indians on Wednesday to complete the Rays' most successful trip since last May.

"We are certainly in need of a guy who can come out of the bullpen and has some experience down there", Collins said of Ramirez.

Lamb was intentionally walked to bring up Tomas, who hit Robles' 3-2 pitch far above that same home run line.

As a catcher, Herrmann is no fan of extra innings.

"Seeing C.O. (Owings) stop right there and knowing there was two outs, you have to take at least some bit of a chance to try to get to home", Goldschmidt said.

Michael Conforto gave the Mets an early lead by hitting a two-run homer in the first. With a runner on and one out in the third inning, he hit a 2-0 fastball, clocked at 97-mph, high into the left-field seats to give the D-backs a 3-2 lead. NY led 4-3 before Yasmany Tomas' RBI double in the seventh off Robert Gsellman, whose turn is being skipped in the rotation because of an off day.

The slumping slugger struck out looking with the bases loaded in the third and again with one on in the fifth.

Neither starter figured in the decision.

Leading off the bottom of the 11th inning, Chris Herrmann crushed a home run to left-center field, the ball landing on the concourse, to deliver the D-backs a 5-4 win over the New York Mets in front of an announced crowd of 19.842 on Wednesday at Chase Field. Relievers Andrew Chafin, J.J. Hoover, Fernando Rodney and Jorge De la Rosa combined for four scoreless innings, while allowing just two hits. Matt Reynolds then walked and scored on Reyes' two-out double.

"They've been huge pretty much all year", Corbin said.

Matt Harvey took the mound against the Arizona Diamondbacks for his second start since returning from his suspension last week. "It's the reason why I feel really good at home plate right now", Tomas said before the game through interpreter Ariel Prieto. By contrast, the Diamondbacks will play 17 straight days, with 14 of them on the road. Certain parts of the schedule that jump out at you.

The D-backs are 4-3 against the Padres this season. LHP Steven Matz (elbow inflammation) and RHP Seth Lugo (elbow inflammation) are scheduled to pitch Thursday for Class A St. Lucie. When Magadan says ready to hit he is referring to Tomas keeping his leg kick to a minimum and not wrapping his bat around his shoulders so that it points to the pitcher during the process.

For the second time in the series and ninth time overall this season, Lamb put a baseball in the seats.

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