D.J Carrasco served up a go-ahead 3-run homer to Ryan Roberts to propel the Arizona Diamondbacks to a comeback win.  The loss now drops the Mets to 3 games below .500, at 58-61.  They have now dropped 4 in a row and have a 3-10 record over their past 13 games.

This game was a snapshot of two teams going in opposite directions.  The upstart D-Backs, first place in their division, won their 33rd game this season in which they’ve come from behind.  The Mets, however, continue their summer slide out of contention.  Mike Pelfrey had his good stuff working today — after spotting the D-Backs 2 runs in the first, he allowed 2 hits and no earned runs the rest of the way.  Unfortunately, he had to leave in the 5th inning after being struck in the arm by a line drive.  In came Carrasco, and there went the game.  After hitting Willie Bloomquist with a pitch, he gave the 3-run blast to Roberts that turned a 4-2 Mets lead into a 5-4 deficit.  The dog days of summer are definitely here.

 

Old friend J.J. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

 

3 Up:

Mike Baxter: A 2-4 night with 2 runs scored, including an RBI triple.

-Pitchers Swinging the Bat: Both Pelfrey and D-Backs starter Daniel Hudson had RBI singles.

Ruben Tejada: A 2-4 night himself, and he drove in half of the Mets’ runs tonight.

3 Down:

-The First 5: The Mets’ top 5 batters combined to go 1-19.

-The Injury Bug: Claimed Pelfrey as its latest casualty.  Also the reason why the aforementioned top 5 included Angel Pagan, Willie Harris, and Lucas Duda.

Pedro Beato: Including tonight, he’s allowed runs in 5 of his last 6 appearances.

On Deck: Final game of the series, first pitch scheduled for 4:10 PM.

NYM Capuano (9-10, 4.51 ERA) vs. ARZ Marquis (8-6, 4.48 ERA)