The Mets defeated the Diamondbacks 9-0 Tuesday night in Arizona in the second game of a three-game set.
*Jenrry Mejia left the game after five innings due to a blister on the tip of his right middle finger that tore. After the game, manager Terry Collins said that the blister is large. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York said the Mets could give Mejia some extra rest if need be between now and his next start in order to allow the blister to heal.
The Mets attacked early, tagging Arizona starter Bronson Arroyo for three runs in the first inning.
With the bases loaded and no one out, Lucas Duda got the Mets on the board with a run-scoring ground out. Andrew Brown and Kirk Nieuwnehuis then delivered back to back RBI singles to extend New York’s lead to 3-0.
In the fourth, the Mets blew the game open. First, Kirk Nieuwenhuis belted a tw0-run homer to right field to put the Mets up 5-0. Later in the frame, both Eric Young, Jr. and Daniel Murphy delivered run scoring hits. In total, the Mets notched six runs in the fourth to take a 9-0 lead and close out the scoring.
- Jenrry Mejia tossed five shutout innings. He allowed two hits, walked two, and struck out three.
- Eric Young, Jr. went 3 for 5 with two runs scored and two RBI.
- Kirk Nieuwenhuis clocked a two-run homer. Overall, he went 3 for 4 with a run scored and three RBI.
- David Wright went 2 for 5.
- Gonzalez Germen contributed three scoreless innings in relief.
This was a fantastic win, one that will only be marred if Jenrry Mejia’s blister situation is more serious than most think.