The Arizona Diamondbacks welcome the New York Mets to Chase Field for a weekend series. Follow this page for scoring updates, pitching updates, news and notes.
Mets at Diamondbacks
When: 6:40 p.m.
Where: Chase Field (Roof hotline: 602-462-6262).
Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Matt Koch (4-3, 4.20) vs. Mets LHP Steven Matz (2-4, 3.53).
TV/Radio: FSAZ/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).
Koch gave up seven runs (five earned) in five innings against the Rockies at Coors Field on Saturday. He allowed three home runs, two to SS Trevor Story, one to 2B D.J. LeMahieu. … He had a 2.43 ERA in his first six starts but owns a 6.41 ERA in his past five. … Right-handed hitters continue to give him trouble; they’re hitting .339/.382/.643 off him. … Matz gave up three runs in six innings against the Yankees on Saturday, giving up a pair of home runs, both to right-handed hitters. … Of the 11 home runs he’s allowed this season, 10 of them have come vs. right-handed hitters. … He has a 2.68 ERA in his past seven starts. … He faced the Diamondbacks on May 19 and allowed four runs in four innings.
Friday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Godley (6-5, 4.97) vs. Mets RHP Seth Lugo (2-1, 1.77).
Saturday: At Chase Field, 7:10 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (6-2, 3.21) vs. Mets LHP Jason Vargas (2-4, 7.71).
Sunday: At Chase Field, 1:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Clay Buchholz (1-1, 3.21) vs. Mets RHP Zack Wheeler (2-5, 4.98).
Up next: New York Mets
Mets update: The Mets started their year with 11 wins in their first 12 games. By and large, they’ve been a mess since then, with some rare exceptions, including the last time they faced the Diamondbacks. The Mets took all three games against the Diamondbacks from May 18-20, with two of those games won by RHPs Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard, their two best pitchers. Luckily for the Diamondbacks, they won’t face either; deGrom pitched on Wednesday and Syndergaard is on the disabled list. LF Brandon Nimmo entered Wednesday with a .265/.410/.544 line in 147 at-bats, the best offensive numbers of any Mets regular. Their most feared hitter, OF Yoenis Cespedes, is on the disabled list with a hip injury and suffered a setback in his recovery over the weekend. The Mets have missed him. They’re averaging just 3.79 runs per game, the second-lowest mark in the league ahead of the Miami Marlins. On the pitching side, the Mets’ rotation has been solid (3.82 ERA, 7th in the league), but their bullpen has been a wreck, ranking fourth from the bottom with a 4.51 ERA.