In the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader at Citi Field, the Mets beat the Diamondbacks 4-2 to split the doubleheader and salvage the final game of their three-game set.
In the top of the second, the Diamondbacks plated two runs after Bobby Abreu misplayed a Martin Prado hit down the right field line. What should have been a double turned into a triple and RBI due to Abreu’s inability to field the ball, and resulted in a 2-0 lead for the Diamondbacks when they added an RBI ground out with the infield back.
The Mets got a run back in the bottom of the second, when a two-out RBI single by Daisuke Matsuzaka cut Arizona’s lead to 2-1.
In the fifth, the Mets tied the game at 2 when Bobby Abreu sprayed an RBI double down the left field line.
With a runner at second and none out in the bottom of the sixth, Ruben Tejada delivered a pinch-hit RBI single to left to give the Mets a 3-2 advantage.
- Daisuke Matsuzaka got the start for the Mets and spun six solid innings. He allowed two runs on three hits, walked one and struck out six.
- Anthony Recker had the first four-hit game of his career.
- Daisuke Matsuzaka, Bobby Abreu, Ruben Tejada, and Daniel Murphy all delivered RBI hits for the Mets.
- Carlos Torres, Josh Edgin, Jeurys Familia, and Jenrry Mejia combined to toss three scoreless innings in relief to close out the victory.