Max Scherzer got the win, allowing four runs on five hits over six innings and striking out nine, and David Robertson pitched 0.1 scoreless innings to earn his 12th save.
Starling Marte was 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs in the win. Brandon Nimmo added a solo home run. Corbin Carroll went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs for the Diamondbacks.
ON THE MOUND
Scherzer (8-2, 3.87 ERA) is in line to take the mound for New York. The righty matches up against the Diamondbacks in back-to-back starts. Lefty Tommy Henry (5-1, 4.08 ERA) will toe the rubber for Arizona. It’s his first appearance of the season against the Mets.
In his last start on Friday, Henry got the win on the road against the Angels. He threw 5.2 innings and gave up one run on four hits, striking out eight and walking two in the 6-2 triumph.
AT THE PLATE
Over the last five games, New York has averaged 5.2 runs a game, a small gain compared to their season average of 4.5. Against left-handed pitchers like Henry this season, the Mets have a .720 OPS. Tommy Pham is the team’s best performer against left-handers with a .938 OPS in 76 at-bats.
Arizona is averaging only 3.4 runs per game in the last five, down from 5.1 for the season, with their slash line dropping across the board (.208/.304/.357).
The D-backs have a .779 OPS against righties in 2023, the fourth highest in MLB. With a .507 slugging percentage over 214 at-bats, Ketel Marte has been their best power hitter against right-handers.
HOME AND AWAY
New York is 19-27 in road games in 2023, scoring 4.8 runs per game while allowing 5.1 runs. Arizona has lost three in a row in front of their home fans.
The D-backs are 24-21 at home this season, averaging 4.7 runs per game while surrendering 4.6. In the last 10 games between the teams at Chase Field, New York is 6-4 with an average scoreline of 5.1-4.8.
The Mets are fourth in the NL East, 19 games behind the division-leading Braves. The Diamondbacks lead the NL West by two games over the Dodgers.
SportsTips’ MLB Pick:
Arizona D-Backs (-110)
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