Sunday, June 2, 2024

Mets Lose to the Diamondbacks 5-4 on a Blown Save by Jake Diekman

This is not Jake Diekman

The only good thing about the afternoon was the Darryl Strawberry bobbleheads we got as we entered the ballpark.  Ketel Marte hit a home run on the third pitch of the game.  Later that inning Lourdes Gurriel Jr, homered to make the score 2-0.  The Diamondbacks plated another run in the second inning to make the score 3-0.  In the third inning which featured back-to-back triples by Brandon Nimmo and J.D. Martinez, the Mets scored four runs to take the lead.  There was no further scoring so as we entered the top of the ninth inning I was cautiously optimistic that the Mets could pull out a victory.  Jake Diekman was brought in and gave up a double to Gabriel Moreno and a home run to Ketel Marte to win the game for the visitors.

Manager Carlos Mendoza made a poor decision by not letting 8th-inning reliever Adam Ottavino finish the game.  He was effective and had a low pitch count.  Even with the three-batter rule there are just too many pitching changes.


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