Two consecutive wins over the Mets have put the D-backs (69-57) back atop the NL wild-card standings, a half-game in front of Colorado. They're now 5-0 against the Mets this season and 10-1 over the past two campaigns.
Tuesday's 7-4 victory was their highest offensive output since Aug. 3. "A little bit more of what we're used to," manager Torey Lovullo said.
The Mets (54-70) have lost eight of nine to fall 16 games below .500 for the first time since Sept. 19, 2013.
Godley is winless in his last three starts (0-2, 4.58 ERA). He gave up a season-high nine hits on Friday at Minnesota over 5 1/3 innings but also matched his season-high with 10 strikeouts. The Twins scored four times and hit a pair of home runs off him, after he had yielded only eight in his first 17 starts combined.
Godley is 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA in three career appearances (two starts) against the Mets. He limited them to one hit and one run over 6 2/3 innings on May 15 in Phoenix, but he also walked a season-high five and was not involved in the decision -- a 7-3 Arizona victory.
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Mets starting pitcher Chris Flexen (2-2, 6.55 ERA)
Flexen, 23, began the season at Class A St. Lucie but was called up to the majors from Double-A Binghampton on July 27 to fill a hole in the Mets' injury-wracked rotation.
He took the loss in last Friday's 3-1 defeat to Miami -- giving up five hits, four walks and three runs in 5 1/3 innings -- but it was his third consecutive start giving up three runs or fewer. He's 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA over his last three starts.
"I think he's getting a lot better -- I think he's getting a lot more comfortable," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "I think his stuff is getting better. His command is on the uptick.
Flexen has walked 16 and struck out 14 in 22 major-league innings.
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Return of the big boppers
J.D. Martinez hit his 10th home run in 29 games as a Diamondback on Tuesday and his third on the road trip. He has 25 RBI in those 29 games, but his batting average is just .233, so there's room for improvement in that area.
Martinez had 16 home runs and a .305 average in 57 games with the Tigers before being dealt to Arizona. Overall, he's sixth in the major leagues with a .614 slugging percentage.
Last night's home run gave Martinez at least one homer against all 30 teams, making him 1 of 16 active players to go yard against every team.
Paul Goldschmidt ended a three-game hitless streak with a pair of doubles. That gives him 30 doubles for the season to go with 29 home runs.