Noah Syndergaard earned his first win in six weeks and also slugged a two-run homer as the Mets outlasted the Diamondbacks, 7-5, at Chase Field on Tuesday night.
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- Trailing 1-0 in the fifth, the Mets scored seven runs in their next two turns at bat, highlighted by homers from Syndergaard and Kelly Johnson. Rene Rivera, Curtis Granderson, Alejandro De Aza and Jose Reyes drove in runs for New York, which collected six extra-base hits in the fifth and sixth innings.
- Syndergaard (10-7) again battled inefficiency and poor defense, which conspired to limit him to 5 2/3 innings. The right-hander allowed four runs - two earned - on seven hits and two walks while striking out eight to win his first start since July 3.
- T.J. Rivera went 4-for-4 and scored two runs. He committed two errors in the sixth which led to a pair of unearned runs and contributed to Syndergaard's early exit.
- Jeurys Familia saved his 40th game in 43 opportunities with a perfect ninth. He joins Armando Benitez (2000-2001) as the only Mets to register more than one season of 40 or more saves.
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News and notes…
- The Mets defeated the Diamondbacks for the first time in five meetings this season. They improved to 8-4 at Chase Field since 2013.
- Arizona stole four bases and have swiped 19 in five games against New York.
- Reyes went 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored. He's gone 5-for-16 (.313) with three runs scored, three RBIs and three walks in four games since he was activated off the disabled list.
- Syndergaard's third home run of the year tied a franchise record held by Tom Seaver (1972) and Walt Terrell (1983). His four career homers trail only Dwight Gooden (7) and Seaver (4) on the Mets' all-time list for pitchers.
- Syndergaard snapped a six-start winless streak, although he failed to pitch into the seventh inning for the seventh consecutive outing.
- Neil Walker was scratched from the starting lineup with lower back stiffness.
- Yoenis Cespedes played seven innings in left field during the first game of Class A Advanced St. Lucie's doubleheader on Tuesday and went 0-for-3. Asdrubal Cabrera started at shortstop in the nightcap and went 1-for-3 with a double in four innings.
The Mets (60-59) will try for their second straight series win as they battle the Diamondbacks (49-70) at Chase Field on Wednesday night at 9:40 p.m. ET on SNY. After making four relief appearances since he was reacquired on Aug. 1, Jon Niese (8-6, 5.20 ERA) will make his first start for the Mets since last Sep. 21. In 18 starts with Pittsburgh, Niese allowed four or more runs 10 times. Arizona will hand the ball to right-hander Zack Godley (3-2, 5.24 ERA), who will be making his first start since Aug. 3.