Gómez helps Mets top slumping Diamondbacks 5-4

PHOENIX (AP) When New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway went to Carlos Gomez, he delivered. Same for Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman.

Gomez snapped a tie with a pinch-hit double during New York's bizarre two-run eighth inning, sending the Mets to a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.

Lugo and Gsellman each got three outs after Zack Wheeler (5-3) allowed four runs in seven innings. Gsellman recorded his first save of the season.

''Grateful for the opportunity, and got the job done,'' Gsellman said.

Lugo and Gsellman got the call because primary setup man Jeurys Familia and closer Edwin Diaz needed a day off.

''Taking care of our players and putting them in a good spot is always something that we're going to think about, as well as winning,'' Callaway said.

''Thank goodness Wheeler stepped up and went seven for us. Now, we're caught up. We felt like if we had pitched them today, we would be trying to catch up for another week. Lugo and Gsellman stepped up big time and got the job done.''

Adeiny Hechavarria had two hits and two RBIs for New York, and Wilson Ramos and Todd Frazier each had two hits.

Arizona lost its fifth straight game, matching a season high. Christian Walker and Ketel Marte homered, but the Diamondbacks were unable to hold on after taking a 4-3 lead.

Frazier and Hechavarria sparked New York's winning rally with consecutive two-out singles off Matt Andriese (3-4), putting runners on first and third.

Pinch hitter J.D. Davis then hit a chopper toward the mound that bounced off Andriese's glove as he reached up. Second baseman Marte could not handle the ball cleanly as the tying run scored.

Gomez followed with a grounder inside the bag at third that drove in Hechavarria, but the ball boy stationed down the line - Arizona uses seniors dubbed ''Golden Glovers'' - fielded the ball thinking it was foul, and Davis was not permitted to score.

''It doesn't matter if you start the game or not, you have to be ready,'' Gomez said.

The Diamondbacks trailed 3-1 before scoring three times in the sixth.

Marte opened the inning with his 13th homer. Adam Jones singled with one out, and Walker connected for a 447-foot drive into the second deck of the left field bleachers. Walker finished with three hits and two RBIs after going 4 for 34 on Arizona's 10-game trip that ended Thursday.

''Another grinding loss,'' Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. ''I can't put my finger on exactly why it was happening. We put ourselves in a good position to win this game. We just couldn't execute and close the deal.''

The Mets scored three runs in the second inning, during which play was halted for several minutes when plate umpire Jim Wolf was forced to leave after being struck by a foul ball in the mask.

Michael Conforto led off with a walk against Jon Duplantier in the pitcher's first major league start. Ramos singled before Wolf left during Frazier's at-bat. When play resumed, Frazier dumped an RBI single into center and Hechavarria doubled to center for a 3-0 lead.

Duplantier permitted six hits and threw 77 pitches in five innings. He was on a pitch count after topping out at 65 in his last start at Triple-A Reno.

PIZZA RAT GOES WEST

The celebrated New York subway pizza rat made a guest appearance in the Diamondbacks' ''Legends Race,'' which features big-headed likenesses of Randy Johnson, Luis Gonzalez, Mark Grace and Matt Williams racing from right field to the third base dugout after the fifth inning.

The group stopped for a piece of pizza placed on the track, and the costumed rat darted in from the Mets' bullpen and grabbed the slice.

A 14-second video of a rat dragging a piece of pizza down subway stairs taken in 2015 went viral on Facebook and Twitter, and the short-season Class A Staten Island Yankees have embraced it, too.

The Staten Island team will rebrand itself as the Staten Island Pizza Rats for seven home games this season. The Pizza Rats logo will be on the left chest, with a ''Pizza Rats Chef'' logo on the left sleeve.

WORTH WATCHING

Matt Kemp went 1 for 6 while serving as the designated hitter at Triple-A Syracuse on Friday. It was the first game for the veteran outfielder since signing a minor league deal with the Mets on May 24.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: 2B Robinson Cano (left quadriceps strain) took batting practice and fielded ground balls. He is eligible to return from the injured list Sunday. ''We still have to see how he recovers every day, but I think the near future is possible,'' Callaway said.

Diamondbacks: OF David Peralta (right shoulder) had a cortisone shot in his AC joint earlier this week and took batting practice Friday. If he recovers well, he is expected to play in an extended spring training game Saturday. ... 1B/3B Jake Lamb (left quadriceps strain) ran on the infield dirt, hit and threw. He is expected to begin a rehab assignment next week.

UP NEXT

Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (3-5, 3.71 ERA) has won once in his last nine outings despite four quality starts in that stretch. Since opening the season with 24 strikeouts in 13 scoreless innings over two starts, deGrom has a 4.68 ERA.

Diamondbacks: RHP Zack Greinke (6-2, 2.78 ERA) leads the majors with 11 quality starts, all coming after he gave up seven runs and four homers in a loss to the Dodgers in the season opener March 28. He is 5-1 in his career against the Mets.

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  • W: Z. Wheeler (5-3)L: M. Andriese (3-4)S: R. Gsellman (1)
  • HR: ARI - K. Marte (13), C. Walker (10)
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D. Smith LF-1B30100211.362.471.5341.0062.5
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M. Conforto RF41100112.259.399.512.9113.5
W. Ramos C51200002.265.342.380.7223.0
T. Frazier 3B42210011.250.302.389.6914.5
A. Hechavarria 2B41220011.255.296.510.8065.5
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Z. Wheeler P20100001.321.321.500.8212.0
b- C. Gomez PH-CF10110000.231.333.385.7183.0
  • a-singled for Lagares in the 8th
  • b-doubled for Wheeler in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Dyson CF50000021.262.356.381.737-1.0
K. Marte 2B41111010.279.332.531.8635.5
E. Escobar 3B40200010.289.349.566.9153.5
A. Jones RF41100002.280.328.500.8282.0
C. Walker 1B32321100.259.333.497.83111.0
T. Locastro LF40100003.275.442.400.8423.0
N. Ahmed SS40000013.276.330.424.754-0.5
A. Avila C30010111.220.439.415.8531.5
I. Vargas PR0000-000.256.282.366.000-
J. Duplantier P10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Duplantier in the 5th
  • b-popped out for Holland in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Conforto (12), A. Hechavarria (4), Z. Wheeler (2), C. Gomez (3)
  • SH - Z. Wheeler
  • RBI - T. Frazier (11), A. Hechavarria 2 (12), J. Davis (17), C. Gomez (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Davis (6), C. Gomez (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rosario 3 (3), P. Alonso 3 (3), W. Ramos 2 (2), A. Hechavarria
BATTING
  • 3B - E. Escobar (4)
  • HR - K. Marte (13), C. Walker (10)
  • RBI - K. Marte (39), C. Walker 2 (22), A. Avila (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Dyson, A. Jones, T. Locastro 2 (2), N. Ahmed, J. Duplantier
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Locastro (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Marte-Walker; Walker-Ahmed-Duplantier)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Wheeler (W, 5-3)7.07440924.681.2921.5
S. Lugo (H, 7)1.01001003.001.041.0
R. Gsellman (S, 1)1.00001003.631.339.0
PITCHERSIP
Z. Wheeler (W, 5-3)7.0
S. Lugo (H, 7)1.0
R. Gsellman (S, 1)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Duplantier5.06332403.181.246.0
S. Crichton1.01000100.000.602.5
A. Bradley (H, 5)1.01001004.441.891.0
M. Andriese (L, 3-4) (BS, 1)1.04220104.701.37-7.5
G. Holland1.01000201.451.073.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Duplantier5.0
S. Crichton1.0
A. Bradley (H, 5)1.0
M. Andriese (L, 3-4) (BS, 1)1.0
G. Holland1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - S. Lugo (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Wheeler 102-74, S. Lugo 16-11, R. Gsellman 17-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Wheeler 6-6
  • Batters Faced - Z. Wheeler 28, S. Lugo 5, R. Gsellman 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Duplantier 77-51, S. Crichton 15-7, A. Bradley 17-11, M. Andriese 23-14, G. Holland 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Duplantier 6-3, S. Crichton 2-0, A. Bradley 2-1, M. Andriese 1-1, G. Holland 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Duplantier 21, S. Crichton 4, A. Bradley 5, M. Andriese 7, G. Holland 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Rosario SS50000025.251.297.414.711-1.0
D. Smith LF-1B30100211.362.471.5341.0062.5
P. Alonso 1B50100014.263.338.615.9520.5
R. Gsellman P0000-000.0001.000.000.000-
M. Conforto RF41100112.259.399.512.9113.5
W. Ramos C51200002.265.342.380.7223.0
T. Frazier 3B42210011.250.302.389.6914.5
A. Hechavarria 2B41220011.255.296.510.8065.5
J. Lagares CF30100011.184.254.272.5260.5
a- J. Davis PH10110000.257.327.434.7602.0
S. Lugo P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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Z. Wheeler P20100001.321.321.500.8212.0
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  • a-singled for Lagares in the 8th
  • b-doubled for Wheeler in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Dyson CF50000021.262.356.381.737-1.0
K. Marte 2B41111010.279.332.531.8635.5
E. Escobar 3B40200010.289.349.566.9153.5
A. Jones RF41100002.280.328.500.8282.0
C. Walker 1B32321100.259.333.497.83111.0
T. Locastro LF40100003.275.442.400.8423.0
N. Ahmed SS40000013.276.330.424.754-0.5
A. Avila C30010111.220.439.415.8531.5
I. Vargas PR0000-000.256.282.366.000-
J. Duplantier P10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- B. Swihart PH10000010.167.227.311.538-0.5
S. Crichton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Bradley P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Duplantier in the 5th
  • b-popped out for Holland in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Conforto (12), A. Hechavarria (4), Z. Wheeler (2), C. Gomez (3)
  • SH - Z. Wheeler
  • RBI - T. Frazier (11), A. Hechavarria 2 (12), J. Davis (17), C. Gomez (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Davis (6), C. Gomez (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rosario 3 (3), P. Alonso 3 (3), W. Ramos 2 (2), A. Hechavarria
BATTING
  • 3B - E. Escobar (4)
  • HR - K. Marte (13), C. Walker (10)
  • RBI - K. Marte (39), C. Walker 2 (22), A. Avila (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Dyson, A. Jones, T. Locastro 2 (2), N. Ahmed, J. Duplantier
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Locastro (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Marte-Walker; Walker-Ahmed-Duplantier)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Wheeler (W, 5-3)7.07440924.681.2921.5
S. Lugo (H, 7)1.01001003.001.041.0
R. Gsellman (S, 1)1.00001003.631.339.0
Total9.0844292---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Wheeler (W, 5-3)7.0
S. Lugo (H, 7)1.0
R. Gsellman (S, 1)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Duplantier5.06332403.181.246.0
S. Crichton1.01000100.000.602.5
A. Bradley (H, 5)1.01001004.441.891.0
M. Andriese (L, 3-4) (BS, 1)1.04220104.701.37-7.5
G. Holland1.01000201.451.073.0
Total9.01355380---
PITCHERSIP
J. Duplantier5.0
S. Crichton1.0
A. Bradley (H, 5)1.0
M. Andriese (L, 3-4) (BS, 1)1.0
G. Holland1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - S. Lugo (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Wheeler 102-74, S. Lugo 16-11, R. Gsellman 17-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Wheeler 6-6
  • Batters Faced - Z. Wheeler 28, S. Lugo 5, R. Gsellman 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Duplantier 77-51, S. Crichton 15-7, A. Bradley 17-11, M. Andriese 23-14, G. Holland 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Duplantier 6-3, S. Crichton 2-0, A. Bradley 2-1, M. Andriese 1-1, G. Holland 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Duplantier 21, S. Crichton 4, A. Bradley 5, M. Andriese 7, G. Holland 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Gomez doubled to left, Hechavarria scored, Davis to third54
    Davis reached on an infield single to second, Frazier scored, Hechavarria to second44
  • 6TH INNING
    Walker homered to left, Jones scored34
    Marte homered to right32
  • 2ND INNING
    Avila grounded out to second, Walker scored, Locastro to third31
    Hechavarria doubled to center, Ramos and Frazier scored30
    Frazier singled to center, Conforto scored, Ramos to second10
  • 8TH INNING
    • Matt Andriese relieved Archie Bradley
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
    • W. Ramos: Ball, Ramos grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Frazier singled to left center
    • A. Hechavarria: Hechavarria singled to right, Frazier to third
    • J.D. Davis hit for Juan Lagares
    • J. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Davis reached on an infield single to second, Frazier scored, Hechavarria to second
    • Carlos Gomez hit for Zack Wheeler
    • C. Gomez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gomez doubled to left, Hechavarria scored, Davis to third
    • A. Rosario: Rosario flied out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (4 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Archie Bradley relieved Stefan Crichton
    • J. Lagares: Lagares singled to center
    • Z. Wheeler: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Wheeler hit sacrifice bunt to first, Lagares to second
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Rosario lined out to center
    • Do. Smith: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Smith walked
    • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Foul, Alonso reached on fielder's choice to third, Smith out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • A. Avila: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Avila grounded out to first
    • A. Bradley: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
    • J. Dyson: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dyson struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Stefan Crichton pitching
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Conforto grounded out to first
    • W. Ramos: Ball, Ball, Ramos singled to center
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Frazier struck out looking
    • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Hechavarria grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Marte homered to right
    • E. Escobar: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
    • A. Jones: Foul, Jones singled to right
    • C. Walker: Foul, Walker homered to left, Jones scored
    • T. Locastro: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Locastro popped out to first
    • N. Ahmed: Ahmed lined out to left
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Duplantier Pitching:
    • Z. Wheeler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Wheeler doubled to deep center
    • A. Rosario: Rosario flied out to center
    • Do. Smith: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Smith flied out to left
    • P. Alonso: Alonso grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • A. Avila: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Avila struck out looking
    • Blake Swihart hit for Jon Duplantier
    • B. Swihart: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Swihart struck out swinging
    • J. Dyson: Foul, Dyson fouled out to third
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Duplantier Pitching:
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier fouled out to first
    • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hechavarria struck out swinging
    • J. Lagares: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lagares struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Jones grounded out to second
    • C. Walker: Strike looking, Walker singled to center
    • T. Locastro: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Locastro reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Walker out at second
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Ball, Locastro stole second, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ahmed struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Duplantier Pitching:
    • Do. Smith: Ball, Smith singled to left
    • P. Alonso: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Alonso singled to left center, Smith to second
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Conforto grounded into double play first to shortstop to pitcher, Smith to third, Alonso out at second
    • W. Ramos: Foul, Ramos grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Dyson struck out swinging
    • K. Marte: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Marte flied out to center
    • E. Escobar: Foul, Escobar flied out to right
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Duplantier Pitching:
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Conforto walked
    • W. Ramos: Ball, Strike looking, Ramos singled to left, Conforto to third
    • T. Frazier: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Frazier singled to center, Conforto scored, Ramos to second
    • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Hechavarria doubled to center, Ramos and Frazier scored
    • J. Lagares: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lagares grounded out to shortstop
    • Z. Wheeler: Wheeler grounded out to second, Hechavarria to third
    • A. Rosario: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • C. Walker: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Walker singled to center
    • T. Locastro: Strike looking, Strike looking, Locastro reached on an infield single to third, Walker to second
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Ahmed grounded out to third, Walker to third, Locastro to second
    • A. Avila: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Avila grounded out to second, Walker scored, Locastro to third
    • J. Duplantier: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Duplantier struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Duplantier Pitching:
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rosario struck out looking
    • Do. Smith: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smith walked
    • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Alonso grounded into double play second to first, Smith out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Dyson grounded out to first
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • E. Escobar: Escobar singled to right center
    • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Jones popped out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)