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Diamondbacks suffer 3rd consecutive losses against the Mets

Sep 14, 2023; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) dives safely into home plate ahead of the throw received by Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Gabriel Moreno (14) during the fifth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

After taking the series opener on Tuesday, the Arizona Diamondbacks dropped three straight to the New York Mets, allowing seven or more runs in each game.

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In the final two games of the series, the D-backs were outscored 18-2 despite having their top two pitchers on the mound in the form of Zac Gallen and Merrill Kelly.

The Mets struck early today with a pair of runs in the third inning. It was a double off the bat of Brandon Nimmo that started the scoring party.

Then, in the fifth, the Mets tacked on five more runs off Diamondbacks’ starter Merrill Kelly. After Kelly initially retired the first batter of the inning, two singles, a walk, a double, and a two-run home run blew the game wide open.

Kelly was forced to exit with seven earned runs to his name. He has now walked nine batters combined between his past two starts.

Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks offense, which put up just one run yesterday, was shutout until the 8th inning. Arizona managed just four hits.

Heading into the 8th, the D-backs had just two men reach scoring position.

Kodai Senga struck out 10 Diamondbacks’ batters and brought his season ERA below 3.00 for the first time since opening week.

With this 11-1 loss, the D-backs are now tied with the Giants and the Reds for the final Wild Card spot. Next up for Arizona is a critical three-game series against the Cubs.

This series is set to begin tomorrow at Chase Field with Brandon Pfaadt on the mound.

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