Diamondbacks take 5-game losing streak into matchup with Mets

Posted 5/9/21

Arizona Diamondbacks (15-18, fourth in the NL West) vs. New York Mets (15-13, first in the NL East)

Flushing, Queens; Sunday, 1:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Riley Smith (1-1, …

To Our Valued Readers –

Visitors to our website will be limited to five stories per month unless they opt to subscribe.

For $5.99, less than 20 cents a day, subscribers will receive unlimited access to the website, including access to our Daily Independent e-edition, which features Arizona-specific journalism and items you can’t find in our community print products, such as weather reports, comics, crossword puzzles, advice columns and so much more six days a week.

Our commitment to balanced, fair reporting and local coverage provides insight and perspective not found anywhere else.

Your financial commitment will help to preserve the kind of honest journalism produced by our reporters and editors. We trust you agree that independent journalism is an essential component of our democracy. Please click here to subscribe.

Sincerely,
Charlene Bisson, Publisher, Independent Newsmedia

Please log in to continue

Log in
I am anchor

Diamondbacks take 5-game losing streak into matchup with Mets

Posted

Arizona Diamondbacks (15-18, fourth in the NL West) vs. New York Mets (15-13, first in the NL East)

Flushing, Queens; Sunday, 1:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Riley Smith (1-1, 4.91 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 11 strikeouts) Mets: Jacob deGrom (2-2, .51 ERA, .57 WHIP, 59 strikeouts)

LINE: Mets -323, Diamondbacks +265; over/under is 6 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Arizona enters the matchup as losers of their last five games.

The Mets are 8-4 on their home turf. New York has a team on-base percentage of .324, good for second in the National League. Brandon Nimmo leads the team with a mark of .430.

The Diamondbacks are 9-13 on the road. Arizona's team on-base percentage of .316 is fourth in the National League. Carson Kelly leads the club with an OBP of .474.

The Mets won the last meeting 4-2. Joey Lucchesi recorded his first victory and Jeff McNeil went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for New York. Merrill Kelly took his third loss for Arizona.

TOP PERFORMERS: Pete Alonso leads the Mets with 11 extra base hits and is batting .260.

David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 23 RBIs and is batting .270.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 6-4, .219 batting average, 2.79 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs

Diamondbacks: 3-7, .249 batting average, 6.26 ERA, outscored by 25 runs

INJURIES: Mets: Noah Syndergaard: (elbow), Seth Lugo: (elbow), Jacob deGrom: (side), Carlos Carrasco: (hamstring), Dellin Betances: (right shoulder), Brandon Nimmo: (finger), Jose Martinez: (knee), Luis Guillorme: (oblique), J.D. Davis: (hand).

Diamondbacks: Taylor Widener: (groin), Tyler Clippard: (shoulder), Ketel Marte: (hamstring), Kole Calhoun: (left hamstring).

___

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

Comments