D-backs blow two leads in stunning 13-inning loss
Jul 1, 2013 at 10:26p ET
He wasn't the only one disgusted with the way the Diamondbacks pitched Monday night.
Collmenter gave up Andrew Brown's two-run single with two outs in the 13th inning after Cody Ross homered for Arizona in the top half, and the Diamondbacks wasted two late leads in a 5-4 loss to the Mets for their fourth straight defeat.
J.J. Putz gave up Josh Satin's tying single in the ninth, but the former Met said he felt fine in his first save opportunity since going on the disabled list May 8. He just wasn't happy with one particular pitch that Marlon Byrd hit off the top of the wall for a one-out double.
"I just didn't finish the pitch," Putz said of the split-fingered fastball that he wanted to bounce in the dirt.
The D-backs appeared poised to snap a long drought of winless starts by their rotation at 23 games (0-10), opening an early 3-0 lead behind Paul Goldschmidt's two-run homer, his 20th, and Aaron Hill's RBI single in the second off Shaun Marcum.
But the Diamondbacks couldn't get anything going against Marcum after the second -- or against the Mets' bullpen. They went 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position.
"I thought that was going to be the one that sort of got us going as far as getting our starters a win," said Ross, who led off the 13th with homer against David Aardsma (1-0).
Satin doubled with one out in the bottom half of the frame off Collmenter (4-1), and John Buck was intentionally walked. Mets pitcher Matt Harvey then pinch-hit for Aardsma and sacrificed the runners over. After Omar Quintanilla was intentionally walked, Brown lined an 0-2 pitch into left-center and was mobbed by teammates near first base well after midnight.
Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said he never wavered in his confidence in Collmenter, who had not given up a run in his last five appearances before Monday.
"Give those guys credit for coming back," Gibson said. "It's a tough loss."
D-backs right fielder Gerardo Parra was injured in the eighth when he hit his face hard on the warning track trying to make a diving catch on Quintanilla's triple. The Diamondbacks said a Mets team doctor ruled out a concussion for Parra, a 2011 Gold Glove winner.
Wearing black armbands on their jerseys to honor the 19 firefighters who died Sunday in a wildfire about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix, the Diamondbacks fell to 1-6 on a 10-game road trip against the NL East.
The Mets won for the fourth time in 12 home games, needing 5 hours, 13 minutes to secure it.
"If you're going to be out there that long you might as well win the game," manager Terry Collins said. "We were out of pitching, I can tell you that."
New York tied it in the ninth against Putz. Byrd hit a double off the very top of the wall -- a call upheld by replay review -- and Satin drove him in with a single. New York had an opportunity to win it there, but Buck was thrown out trying to advance to second base on a wild pitch that moved Satin to third, ending the inning.
The Mets started their comeback after Wade Miley was lifted following 5 2/3 innings of shutout ball. He was the last Diamondbacks starter to win -- on June 5.
David Wright had an RBI single off Brad Ziegler in the seventh and Eric Young Jr. hit a run-scoring double off David Hernandez in the eighth after a 10-minute delay when Parra got hurt. Quintanilla scored on Young's two-out double to make it 3-2.
Goldschmidt, who was 1 for 9 during a three-game weekend sweep in Atlanta, gave Miley an early cushion when he crushed a 2-1 pitch from Marcum after Hill was hit by a pitch with one out in the first. Hill added an RBI single in the second before Marcum settled in for six innings.
Five Mets relievers then shut down the D-backs, giving up just four hits until Ross' homer.
NOTES: The Mets and Diamondbacks each hung a jersey in their dugouts bearing the name "Yarnell" -- the locale of the fire -- and the No. 19. Those jerseys were shown on the scoreboard at Citi Field during a moment of silence before the national anthem. ... The Diamondbacks placed RHP Trevor Cahill on the 15-day DL with a bruised right hip. Righty reliever Chaz Roe was called up from Triple-A Reno and made his major league debut. ... Mets minor league OF Brandon Nimmo won the fan vote for the final spot on the U.S. roster for the July 14 Futures Game ahead of the All-Star game at Citi Field. ... Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (9-0) faces Mets RHP Jeremy Hefner (2-6) on Tuesday.