Mets LHP Steven Matz pitched just four innings against the Diamondbacks on Saturday night after allowing two home runs in a three-run fourth inning.
Matz gave up a season-high four earned runs on six hits and threw 79 pitches on the night. He walked one and struck out two batters.
John Ryan Murphy drove in Arizona's first run in the second inning with an RBI single. Matz rebounded to pitch a scoreless third inning, but fell victim the long ball in the fourth as Paul Goldschmidt hit a solo home run and a John Ryan Murphy hit a two-run homer.
Seth Lugo replaced Matz to begin the fifth inning.
Matz, who completed less than five innings on Saturday for the first time since April 25, had not allowed more than three runs in any of his seven previous starts this season. He had limited his opponents to one run in each of his last two starts before Saturday.
Matz now has a 4.42 ERA after eight starts this season for the Mets.