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Game of The Week: Mets Beat Diamondbacks 6-3

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At Chase Field in Arizona, the Mets found a way to split the four-game series against the Diamondbacks with a 6-3 win on Sunday.

Curtis Granderson led off the game with a home run on the fourth pitch of the game against Josh Collmenter, which was the 31st leadoff homer of his career. Later on in the fifth, the Grandy Man did it again against Collmenter, which gave him his 15th multi-HR game. However, Eric Campbell’s go-ahead dinger in the top of the second put the Mets in front for good. Wilmer Flores added an additional solo shot in the sixth for insurance.

Jacob deGrom went 7 solid innings, giving up three runs (two earned) with ten strikeouts and three walks to go to 7-4 on the year. The 2014 National League Rookie of the Year found himself him trouble early, finding himself down 2-1 due to a Campbell throwing error on a Paul Goldschmidt ground ball and a David Peralta sacrifice fly in the first. However, after the rocky start, deGrom settled down, giving up only one more additional run off a suicide squeeze from the speedy Chris Owings, scoring Goldschmidt in the sixth.

For Arizona, it was a tough day for the starting pitcher Collmenter. Although he finally lasted six innings for the first time in six starts, he gave up 5 earned runs and gave up the aforementioned 4 homers. Collmenter did only allow one walk, but it was not good enough as he went to 3-6 on the season with a 5.24 ERA.

J.C. Ramirez gave up an additional run in the ninth off a Darrell Ceciliani single, scoring Campbell to make it 6-3.

The Mets bullpen pitched a stellar final two innings. Hansel Robles pitched a perfect eighth and Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect 1-2-3 ninth to get his 17th save on the season.

The Mets have a travel day Monday as they head home to face the defending World Series Champion Giants, while the Diamondbacks travel to Los Angeles to play a 10:10 EST game against the division rival Dodgers.

Jon Harder

Editor at Legends On Deck
Jon was born in Queens and now resides in New Jersey. He is a die-hard Mets fan and believes HoJo should be in the Mets Hall of Fame. Not only is Jon a contributing writer on Legends On Deck, but he also is the founder of @HardwayHQ, host of the #TheHardwayPodcast and somewhat plays Air Hockey on http://HardwayHQ.com. You can follow Jon on Twitter @TheJonHarder