The schizophrenic Mets lost their sixth straight game, this one a 5-4 setback against the Diamondbacks in Arizona. Before the current streak, the Mets had gone 8-3 in their previous 11 games. But before that, they had lost 10 of 11 games.
- Tommy Milone made his second start for the Mets and showed why he was available on the waiver wire. He’s perfectly fine as a depth starter but right now the Mets need more than he can give. Milone allowed 5 ER in 5.2 IP. In two starts with the Mets, he has a 5.91 ERA. In his last 101 IP, he has a 5.88 ERA.
- At least the bullpen didn’t get tattooed in this game. Three pitchers combined for 2.1 scoreless innings, which is a nice change from what we’ve seen previously on this road trip. Paul Sewald had another good appearance, going 1.1 IP. Since allowing 2 ER in 0.1 IP in his MLB debut, Sewald has given up just 2 ER in 11.2 IP for a 1.54 ERA and he has 14 Ks in that span.
- Rene Rivera extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a two-run homer in the seventh inning. Curtis Granderson had a solo homer and also drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk.