Game 104: Diamondbacks @ Mets

10:25 p.m.: Beltran lifts a fly ball deep to right field to easily score Feliciano. Upton doesn't even attempt a throw home. Mets 5, Diamondbacks 4

10:21 p.m. They put Wright on as well. Here's a big spot for Carlos Beltran, who has six hits in his last 38 at-bats.

10:19 p.m. Reyes' fly ball to right is too shallow for Feliciano to tag up. D-Backs, wisely, walk Pagan.

10:17 p.m.: Jesus Feliciano leads off the ninth with a triple off of Juan Gutierrez.

10:14 p.m.: Upton flies out to center to end a 1-2-3 top of the ninth for K-Rod.

10:07 p.m.: Cora strikes out, Josh Thole strikes out and Castillo lines out to short in the eighth. K-Rod on in a tie game in the ninth. Cora replaces Castillo at second base.

10:01 p.m.: Alex Cora will pinch-hit and face Rays righty Sam Demel to lead off the eighth.

9:59 p.m. Manny Acosta gets through a 1-2-3 eighth. Wonder who Manuel will send out to hit for Acosta, who is slated to lead off the bottom of the eighth?

9:52 p.m. Davis goes down looking at a 1-2 slider to end the seventh. Mets 4, Diamondbacks 4

9:48 p.m. Jordan Norberto is on in relief of Carrasco.

9:46 p.m. Wright lines a 1-0 fastball down the right-field line to score Reyes and Pagan and tie the game at 4-4. Arizona manager Kirk Gibson elects to walk Carlos Beltran to face Davis, who is 0-for-2 tonight and has seven hits in his last 40 at-bats. Davis is just 1-for-18 all-time against Arizona.

9:44 p.m. With Reyes running, Pagan rips a 2-2 fastball to right center. First and third, two out for Wright.

9:40 p.m.: Reyes reaches with a two-out walk issued by right-handed reliever D.J. Carrasco, who relieved Enright in the seventh. One on and two out for Pagan.

9:26 p.m.: Ike Davis tries to cut down Johnson at the plate on LaRoche's slow roller to first. But Johnson beats the throw to give the Diamondbacks a two-run lead. Diamondbacks 4, Mets 2

9:23 p.m.: B.J.'s younger brother singles to right on the first pitch he sees from Parnell, driving in Abreu and Young. Flushing faithful lets Parnell hear it. Jerry Manuel calls on Pedro Feliciano to face Adam LaRoche. Diamondbacks 3, Mets 2

9:22 p.m.: Young follows with a single to center and Parnell then walks Johnson to load the bases for Upton.

9:14 p.m.: Tony Abreu, hitting for Enright, leads off the seventh with a double. Takahashi finished with a career-high 10 strikeouts. The last Met to record double-digit strikeouts was Nelson Figueroa on Aug. 30, 2009 at Chicago.

9:11 p.m.: Bobby Parnell in for Takahashi to start the seventh. Jesus Feliciano replaces Takahashi in the order and will play left field.

9:00 p.m.: Takahashi gets out of a two-on, two-out jam by inducing a harmless popout from Ojeda to end the top of the sixth. Mets 2, Diamondbacks 1

8:57 p.m. Takahashi strikes out Reynolds for the third time. The theory that teams beat up on Takahashi the second and third times through the lineup hasn't applied tonight.

8:46 p.m.: Citi Field faithful aren't happy with Arizona starter Barry Enright, who threw over to first five times to keep Reyes close during Pagan's at-bat.

8:43 p.m.: Reyes singles home Castillo to give the Mets the lead in the fifth. Reyes has now hit in a season-high 12 straight games. Mets 2, Diamondbacks 1

8:41 p.m.: Takahashi's doing it with the bat, too. He just laid down a sacrifice to get Castillo to second with one out and Jose Reyes at the palye in the fifth.

8:30 p.m.: That strikeout of Young is Takahashi's eighth tonight, establishing a new career-high for the Japanese lefty. He struck out seven on July 4 in Washington.

8:19 p.m.: Takahashi, unlike Mike Pelfrey, is making the Diamondbacks look like one of the worst teams in the league through four innings. He struck out Reynolds and Ryal for the second time tonight in the top of the fourth. Mets 1, Diamondbacks 1

8:10 p.m.: David Wright follows Angel Pagan's two-out double with a single to right to drive in the Mets first run. Mets 1, Diamondbacks 1

8:02 p.m.: Justin Upton's sacrifice fly to center scores Ojeda. Diamondbacks 1, Mets 0

7:58 p..m.: Takahashi has pitched himself into trouble here in the third, walking Augie Ojeda and Chris Young to put runners at first and second with one out. Kelly Johnson singles to right to load the bases.

7:50 p.m.: Castillo flies out to shallow left to end the second. He has seven hits in his last 36 at-bats and just eight in his last 38 with runners in scoring position.

7:35 p.m.: Takahashi's pickoff move to second didn't fool anyone. Maybe something got lost in translation there. Either way, the lefty followed that with a strikeout of Reynolds. He then gets Rusty Ryal swinging at an 80-mph changeup to end the second. Mets 0, Diamondbacks 0

7:31 p.m.: Nice play by Luis Castillo on Adam LaRoche's sharp grounder to his right. That play may have saved a run as Miguel Montero follows with a double to right over Pagan's head.

7:27 p.m.: Carlos Beltran flys out to center to end the first, leaving David Wright stranded at first. Mets 0, Diamondbacks 0

7:19 p.m.: Diamondbacks bow out in the first on a strike-em-out, throw-em-out double play when Justin Upton swings through a 3-2 changeup and Josh Thole throws out Young trying to steal second. Mets 0, Diamondbacks 0

7:12 p.m.: Chris Young leads off the top of the first with an infield single off of Hisanori Takahashi, beating out Jose Reyes' throw to first. Mets 0, Diamondbacks 0

7:10 p.m.: Lineup:


Jose Reyes, SS

Angel Pagan, RF

David Wright, 3B

Carlos Beltran, CF

Ike Davis, 1B

Chris Carter, LF

Josh Thole, C

Luis Castillo, 2B

Hisanori Takahashi, LHP


Chris Young, CF

Kelly Johnson, 2B

Justin Upton, RF

Adam LaRoche, 1B

Miguel Montero, C

Mark Reynolds, 3B

Rusty Ryal, LF

Augie Ojeda, SS

Barry Enright, RHP

Game notes: Jeff Francoeur is 0-for-his-last-15 and hitting .114 (4-for-35) since the All-Star break.