The New York Mets (49-44) played more like a they were the team 20 games under .500, not the Arizona Diamondbacks (35-58), who whacked the Mets 13-2 in Monday’s series opener.
With the Atlanta Braves (54-38) off Monday, the Mets dropped 5 1/2 back in the National League East. The Philadelphia Phillies (48-44) lost 8-4 to the St. Louis Cardinals, dropping them six games back.
The Mets are now 1-4 on the current road trip and 19-28 this season on the road.
New York Mets @ Arizona Diamondbacks … recap and boxscore
Post Game Notes:
Mike Pelfrey (10-5, 4.01) lasted 1 1/3 innings, allowing six earned runs and seven hits (74 pitches/46 strikes). Pelfrey is 0-3 in his last four starts. Since June 25, Pelfrey has combined to pitch 14 2/3 innings, allowing 21 earned runs and 40 hits. His ERA is 12.89 in his last four starts.
Raul Valdes pitched 2 2/3 innings in relief, allowing two hits and no runs. Fernando Nieve pitched two innings and was pounded for five runs and five hits, including a three-run home run by Mark Reynolds. Elmer Dessens pitched one inning of scoreless relief. Pedro Feliciano allowed two runs and four hits in one inning.
David Wright went 2-for-3 with a double. He was removed in the seventh inning with the Mets trailing by 10 runs.
Luis Castillo singled in his first at-bat since being placed on the disabled list on June 5. He was 2-for-4 with a run scored in the game.
Jose Reyes was back in the Mets starting lineup. He collected two hits, including a double and an RBI.
Carlos Beltran went 1-for-4 with a single. He left two runners in scoring position in the fifth inning. Beltran is 5-for-16 (.313) in five starts since returning from disabled list.