It was a rough series for the Arizona Diamondbacks as they were swept by the New York Mets to close out the first half of the season going into the All-Star Break. The D-Backs offense struggled against two of the Mets’ young aces. On the other side, the D-Backs pitching staff couldn’t keep the ball in the yard all series long.
Friday July 10
Jul 10, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcherNoah Syndergaard
(34) heads to the dugout during the eighth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
That Arizona bats were no match for the young phenom, Noah Syndergaard. Syndergaard pitched eight innings, only gave up one run on four hits while striking out 13 batters. On the other side, Chase Anderson had a less than stellar outing as he only pitched 4 1/3 innings and gave up four runs on eight hits.
The Mets were led offensively by Lucas Duda, who hit a 3-run home run, and Michael Cuddyer, who hit a solo home run of his own. All of this happened in the first inning. The D-Backs scored their two runs on RBIs by Paul Goldschmidt and Welington Castillo.
The Mets beat the D-Backs by a score of 4-2.