Posted by Craig Mitchell at 6:38 PM
Saturday afternoon in Flushing the Met power surge continued as the Mets hit 3 long balls as they beat the Diamondbacks 4-2. The Dbacks got off to a quick start off Matt Harvey. In the top of the 1st A.J. Pollack walked and then came around on a two run homer by David Peralta, his 8th on the year and it was 2-0 Arizona. It stayed that way until the bottom of the 5th when the Mets came roaring back. Lucas Duda connected for a long opposite fielder homer, his 12th on the year and 2nd in two days to cut it to 2-1. Then after a walk to Eric Campbell, The Dark Knight himself connected on his first ML home run to give the Mets the lead 3-2. In the 6th the Mets continued to flex their muscles as Ruben Tejada greeted Corbin with a solo homer, his 2nd on the year and 9th career to make it 4-2. Harvey earns the win going 7 strong. He allowed just 5 hits 2 runs (earned) he walked 4 and struck out 9. He improves to 8-6. Corbin takes the loss falling to 1-1. Bobby Parnell pitched the 8th inning. Jeurys Familia pitched the 9th for this 26th save. The Mets only managed 4 hits on the day. 3 of them dingers, the other an opposite field single by Michael Cuddyer. With the win the Mets improve to 46-42 on the year and 31-14 at Citi Field and have won 3 straight. The Mets will stay at least 2 games in back of the Nationals who play the Orioles on Saturday night. Sunday Jonathon Niese (4-8 3.58) goes for the sweep to officially close out the Mets first half. Rubby De La Rose (6-4 4.89) goes for the Dbacks.