Herrmann's homer lifts D-backs 5-4, Mets' 7th straight loss
- Author: Rosalie Stanley May 20, 2017,
May 20, 2017, 0:52
Paul Goldschmidt stole home when NY botched a rundown, and Yasmany Tomas hit another home run against the reeling Mets to help Arizona hang on for a 5-4 victory Tuesday night.
The first move Collins was referring to was letting starter Zach Wheeler come out to pitch the bottom of the seventh inning with the game tied at 1.
[Arizona Sports] D-backs still evaluating Zack Godley for role of fifth starting pitcher - Arizona's leadership still remains noncommittal in naming Godley the permanent replacement for Shelby Miller, who is out for the year after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Matt Harvey gave the New York Mets a chance to win. The group of Andrew Chafin, J.J. Hoover, Fernando Rodney, Jorge de la Rosa, Wilhemsen, Silvino Bracho and Archie Bradley threw 9.2 innings, 5 hits, 2 earned runs and striking out 13.
But this was the only solace for the Mets, whose bullpen now has allowed eight homers in their last eight games.
"We are going to stay together, play together".
And only Harvey could say whether or not the taunt in Arizona got to him, but the timing and the outcome were coincidental enough that they couldn't be ignored.
Gsellman has not replicated his success from last season with the righty posting a 7.12 ERA in his first nine games (seven starts).
"It's awesome, man", said Herrmann. "The one ball exploded off his bat when he hit a home run", Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said.
Cole (2-4) struck out three, walked two and received an overdue dose of support when Josh Bell smacked a three-run home run in the sixth off Jacob Turner (2-2).
As a catcher, Herrmann said, "Honestly, playing extra innings suck". You get exhausted behind the plate, and my knees were starting to hurt a little bit.
Herrmman's teammates doused him with a Gatoraid container of ice and water at the plate. "I know he is making adjustments", Lovullo said.
Arizona finished its homestand 6-3 and is a major league-best 18-8 at home.
With two outs in the top if the 11th, Tom Wilhelmsen (1-1) walked Matt Reynolds and Lucas Duda, but struck out Reyes to end the threat. "We hadn't seen a big inning like that in several games, so it was nice to kind of get off the ground a little bit and watch the guys have a little fun and get after it". Godley went six and two thirds innings, allowing one run on one hit, striking out seven and walked five. He left with a 4-3 lead. "I'm obviously not going to be the fastest pitcher in the league, but I have some good off-speed pitches that will keep hitters on their toes". "The best idea for the team and for me is to try to be 100 percent.".
Godley is trying to lock up the fifth spot in the Diamondbacks' rotation after pitching well in his first two starts of the season. "The critical part is getting Matt Harvey going, make no mistake about it", Collins said. Mathis' two-run shot also came against Robles, hit hard for the second consecutive outing after a strong start to the season. After giving up a double to Paul Goldschmidt, Harvey struck out the Arizona slugger twice, on three pitches each time.
Wilmer Flores went 3-for-5 with three hits against Diamondbacks lefty starter Patrick Corbin. He was the Diamondbacks' bullpen and catching coach from 1998 to 2016 before joining the Mets this season.
"They've been huge pretty much all year", Corbin said. Juan Lagares hit a solo homer.
Mets: LHP Steven Matz was to make his first rehab appearance Thursday night for Class A St. Lucie. He recorded the first of his career in his first at-bat against Harvey, lining a 1-2 fastball into the right-field corner to lead off the first inning. RHP Ricky Nolasco (2-2, 4.34) opens for Los Angeless.