The Mets defeated the Diamondbacks 7-3 Monday night in Arizona in the opener of a three-game set.
*Both Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares left the game early due to injury. Granderson, who crashed into the outfield wall in the first inning, left in the sixth with what the team called rib cage, forearm, and knee bruises. Lagares left in the seventh with what was termed a pulled right hamstring after beating out a double play ball.
The Diamondbacks took a 1-0 lead in the first when Curtis Granderson slammed into the wall after catching what would’ve been the third out. The crash into the wall jarred the ball loose, allowing Paul Goldschmidt to score from first base.
Apr 14, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets starting pitcherZack Wheeler
(45) throws during the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
With runners on second and third and no one out in the third, David Wright delivered an RBI groundout to give the Mets a 2-1 lead. After Curtis Granderson struck out, Lucas Duda rifled a single to right field to drive in Daniel Murphy as the Mets increased their advantage to 3-1.
Arizona got a run back in the bottom of the third, scoring on a sacrifice fly by Miguel Montero to draw within 3-2.
The Mets added two runs in the fifth on back to back RBI singles from Curtis Granderson and Lucas Duda to expand their advantage to 5-2, and notched two more in the seventh on a sacrifice fly from Daniel Murphy and an RBI single off the bat of David Wright.
- Zack Wheeler got the start for the Mets and was solid. In 6.1 innings pitched, Wheeler allowed two runs on six hits. He walked three and struck out three.
- Daniel Murphy went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and an RBI.
- Lucas Duda went 4 for 5 with a run scored and two RBIs.
- David Wright went 1 for 4 with a run scored and two RBIs.
- Carlos Torres tossed the final 2.1 innings to seal the victory and earn the save.