David Wright’s big night was all for naught tonight as the Mets fell to the Diamondbacks for remarkably, the 4th time this season. The Diamondbacks are 4-11 in their last 15 games, with all 4 wins against our Mets. Pathetic.

Mexicans are being rounded up everywhere the Diamondbacks play.

Initial Reaction:

Jerry Manuel removed Mike Pelfrey from the game in the 6th inning in favor of Raul Valdes. Valdes promptly gave up five runs without recording an out. Pelfrey is supposed to play a big part for the Mets and if they’re going to make a run in the 2nd half, they’ll need Pelfrey. This would have been a great chance for Jerry to let the big man earn his stripes in a game where he didn’t have his best stuff. The Mets fell to 52-51 and missed out on a chance to pick up a game on the Phillies.

The Positives:

David’s Dingers: Wright was the offense tonight as he hit his 16th and 17th home runs of the season. The off day appears to have been much needed. Let’s hope David goes on another one of his hot streaks and carries the offense while Bay is on the DL.

Manny Acosta: The hard throwing righty came in after Valdes’ mess and struck out all four batters he faced.

The Negatives:

Raul Valdes: Valdes had been pitching so well up until tonight. He hadn’t given up a home run since the Adrian Gonzalez walk off grand slam in San Diego. He gave up two tonight without recording an out.

Most of the lineup: Outside of Reyes, Pagan, and Wright, the lineup was 0-19. That simply will not get it done.

Interesting Facts:

-David Wright is now the all time leader in home runs at Citi Field with….. 11 home runs.

-The Mets are 0-4 against the Diamondbacks this year.

What’s Next?

The Mets look to even up the series against Arizona. The game will be shown on Pix11, first pitch at 7:05.

NYM Hisanori Takahashi (7-5) 4.47 ERA vs. ARI Barry Enright (2-2) 2.73 ERA