D-backs waste 2 leads in 13-inning loss to Mets

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 2, 2013 at 1:41 am •  Published: July 2, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Collmenter slammed his glove to the ground and yelled in frustration as the New York Mets celebrated their win near first base.

He wasn't the only one disgusted with the way the Diamondbacks pitched Monday night.

Collmenter gave up Andrew Brown's two-run single with two outs in the 13th inning after Cody Ross homered for Arizona in the top half, and the Diamondbacks wasted two late leads in a 5-4 loss to the Mets for their fourth straight defeat.

J.J. Putz gave up Josh Satin's tying single in the ninth, but the ex-Met said he felt fine in his first save opportunity since going on the disabled list May 8. He just wasn't happy with one particular pitch that Marlon Byrd hit off the top of the wall for a one-out double.

"I just didn't finish the pitch," Putz said of the split-fingered fastball that he wanted to bounce in the dirt.

Arizona appeared poised to snap a long drought of winless starts by its rotation at 23 games (0-10), opening an early 3-0 lead behind Paul Goldschmidt's two-run homer, his 20th, and Aaron Hill's RBI single in the second off Shaun Marcum.

But the Diamondbacks couldn't get anything going against Marcum after the second — or against the Mets' bullpen. Arizona was 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position.

"I thought that was going to be the one that sort of got us going as far as getting our starters a win," said Ross, who led off the 13th with homer against David Aardsma (1-0).

Satin doubled with one out off Collmenter (4-1) and John Buck was intentionally walked. Mets pitcher Matt Harvey pinch hit for Aardsma and sacrificed the runners over.

After Omar Quintanilla was intentionally walked, Brown lined an 0-2 pitch into left-center and was mobbed by teammates near first base well after midnight.

Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said he never wavered in his confidence in Collmenter, who had not given up a run in five appearances before Monday.

"Give those guys credit for coming back," Gibson said. "It's a tough loss."

Arizona right fielder Gerardo Parra was injured in the eighth when he hit his face hard on the warning track trying to make a diving catch on Quintanilla's triple. The Diamondbacks said a Mets team doctor ruled out a concussion for Parra, a 2011 Gold Glove winner.

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