National League Game Summary - New York at Arizona
(Wednesday, April 16th)
Final Score: New York 5, Arizona 2
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Dillon Gee tossed seven scoreless
innings to earn his first win of the season and Anthony Recker homered, as the
New York Mets downed Arizona, 5-2, to sweep the three-game set.
Daniel Murphy, David Wright and Kirk Nieuwenhuis each drove in a run for the
Mets, winners in five of their last seven and owners of their first
road sweep of Arizona since a four-game triumph from June 8-11, 2006.
Gee (1-0) was yanked after only 72 pitches, having allowed only three hits
while striking out three. He also added an RBI groundout and began the
afternoon by retiring the first 14 batters he faced.
"Everything kind of clicked today," Gee said. "Terry (Mets manager Collins)
did what he had to do and I respect it. I definitely wanted to keep going."
Paul Goldschmidt doubled and homered, while Aaron Hill added a solo shot for
the Diamondbacks, who finished their homestand 0-6.
Brandon McCarthy (0-3) was tagged for seven hits and three runs over his 5
In the home seventh, Goldschmidt doubled with one away, but Andrew Brown made
a leaping grab against the right-field wall to rob Miguel Montero of extra
bases. Gee completed his outing on a Curtis Granderson grounder to second.
Kyle Farnsworth gave up a leadoff hit to Martin Prado and a one-out single
from Tony Campana one frame later, but fanned pinch-hitter Eric Chavez looking
and Scott Rice entered to retire Parra on a grounder to second.
The Mets tacked on two more runs in the ninth on RBI singles from Murphy and
Wright, and needed them when Hill and Goldschmidt hit back-to-back homers off
Jose Valverde to start the home portion. Valverde retired the next two
batters, then Prado singled before Cliff Pennington's fly out ended the
"Mack threw good enough to win that game," D-Backs manager Kirk Gibson said.
"We played poorly. We made mistakes, we ran into an out, we made a couple of
errors, we're not able to contain guys running the bases and we're not able to
throw the ball to first base."
Recker's two-out solo blast in the second put the Mets on the board.
New York picked up another run in the fourth, as Ike Davis singled, moved to
third on a Brown double and came home on a Nieuwenhuis fly to center.
The visitors went up 3-0 in the sixth. Brown singled, moved to third on a
Recker double, and after Ruben Tejada was walked to load the bases, Gee's
pinball groundout plated Brown.
Gee helped prevent a run in the home sixth, as Parra singled with two down,
but the New York hurler tagged him out at second as the final player in
a three-man relay.
New York finished its road trip with a 6-3 record ... The Mets have scored
first 10 times this season, but are only 4-6 when they plate the first run of
the game ... Gee has tossed six-or-more innings in 24 of his last 26 starts
dating back to May 30 of last year and has lasted at least seven frames or
more in 14 of those starts ... Prior to the contest, the Mets selected the
contract of pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka from Triple-A Las Vegas and outrighted
pitcher John Lannan to Las Vegas ... Prado ended up with a game-high three
04/16 20:10:20 ET
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