New York Mets
were on their way to escaping a mess in the eighth inning Friday night when the reliever's control failed him again.
scored the go-ahead run on Green's wild pitch and the
beat New York 3-2 in the opener of a four-game series.
''They made a critical mistake and didn't execute on the ball in the dirt,'' Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch said.
homered for Arizona, which has won four of its last six games.
, thought to be an option for some contenders before Friday's non-waiver trade deadline, pitched six effective innings.
''It's something that's out of my control so I really try not to bring that out there on the field but I'm happy I'm still
with the Diamondbacks,'' Davis said.
Arizona loaded the bases with no outs in the eighth. Green (1-3) hit Upton with a pitch and walked Reynolds after
gave up a leadoff single to
The Mets looked as if they might escape after
turned a nifty 3-2-3 double play but Green's next pitch bounced away from catcher
and Upton scampered home to give the Diamondbacks a 3-2 lead.
''I pretty much put myself in position to get out of it and I threw it in the dirt,'' Green said.
(2-2) pitched a scoreless seventh,
worked the eighth and
finished for his 19th save. Third baseman Reynolds dropped
's popup with one out in the ninth but
grounded into a double play to end the game.
homered for New York, which has lost its last two after winning five straight.
gave up two runs and four hits in six innings.
''Those are two veteran pitchers dueling each other,'' Mets manager
said. ''If you are a little bit anxious I think they'll take advantage of you. It was a well-pitched game by both guys.''
Hinch admired Citi Field's spacious outfield before his club's first visit to New York's sparkling new home, but the Diamondbacks
didn't seem fazed by the dimensions once the game started after a 54-minute rain delay.
Reynolds hit a 415-foot drive to center in the second for his 29th homer and Montero connected in the fourth, reaching the
upper deck in right for his 10th of the season. Reynolds had two hits and is batting .396 (21 for 53) since the All-Star break.
''In Arizona, I know that ball is gone,'' Reynolds said of his homer. ''Here, I didn't know but I think it went in the first
row and I'll take it.''
Murphy and Wright supplied the offense for New York. Murphy hit an 0-2 pitch from Davis off the right-field foul pole in the
second and Wright tied it at 2 with a leadoff drive into the left-field seats in the sixth.
It was Wright's seventh homer and second in the past week. He also had a solo shot in New York's 10-3 win at Houston last
Saturday. He is hitting .412 (14 for 34) during a 10-game hitting streak.
The Mets had the bases loaded with two out in the sixth but pinch-hitter
grounded into a fielder's choice on Davis' first pitch.
Davis walked six but limited New York to two runs and four hits.
''We never put a lot of guys on base,'' Mets right fielder
said. ''We never had the chance for a big inning.
, he has us all off balance.''
NOTES: Manuel said he probably will wait until after Saturday's game to make a decision on who will start Monday against the
Diamondbacks. ... Mets C
(left knee) was available but Santos got the start behind the plate. Santos also caught both games in Thursday's day-night
doubleheader split against Colorado. ... Arizona LHP
visited some of his former teammates in the Mets' clubhouse before the game. Schoeneweis was acquired from New York in December.