The Mets lost a tough one tonight as the Arizona Diamondbacks came from behind to beat the Mets by the score of 5-3 at Citi Field.
Matt Harvey started and was cruising along until the sixth inning when after allowing a walk to catcher Miguel Montero and a single to Martin Prado, Cody Ross slammed a three-run homer to put the D’Backs up 3-2. In the next inning, Harvey allowed a lead-off walk and a single before letting up an RBI-double to Eric Chavez that would end his night. Scott Rice would relieve Harvey and the book was closed on the Mets ace after a sac fly allowed a fifth run to cross the plate.
The final line was 60 innings pitched, 5 earned runs, 9 hits and 3 walks. Harvey had nine strikeouts, but was clearly not on top of his game tonight. His command was sketchy and he served up a few hanging sliders that proved very costly. It was one of the worst career starts statistically for Harvey and he got saddled with his second loss of the season. He is now 7-2 with a 2.27 ERA.