May 11, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka (16) throws the ball against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

5/25 Game 2 Recap: Mets top Diamondbacks 4-2

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.


Game Recap:

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.

The Mets tacked on in the ninth. With Chris Young on second and one out, Daniel Murphy knocked an RBI single to center to increase the lead to 4-2 and close out the scoring.

Highlights:

  • 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.
  • Daisuke Matsuzaka, Bobby Abreu, Ruben Tejada, and Daniel Murphy all delivered RBI hits for the Mets.

Next Up:

The Mets open a three-game set with the Pirates on Monday at 1:10 PM at Citi Field. Jacob deGrom gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Brandon Cumpton for Pittsburgh.

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