Posted July 28, 2012 on AP on Fox
Josh Collmenter pitched six innings and drove in a run during Arizona's six-run second and the Diamondbacks beat the reeling New York Mets 11-5 on Friday night. Willie Bloomquist had two RBI singles for the Diamondbacks, who have won six of seven. Collmenter (3-2), who allowed five runs, seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts, got stronger as the game continued. He retired the final seven batters he faced. Ike Davis and David Wright homered for the Mets, who have lost 13 of 15. Jonathon Niese (7-5) turned out to be his own worst enemy. After loading the bases in the second with a two-run lead, he walked Henry Blanco to cut New York's lead to 2-1 and Collmenter singled to tie the game. Bloomquist followed with a ground ball near the third-base line. Niese sprinted off the mound to corral the ball, spun and tried to fire the ball to first but his throw bounced once in the grass yards short of the bag and rolled down the right-field line as all three runners scored and Bloomqu...
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