AJ Pollock made his own solar eclipse; he hit a game-winning two-run home run moonshot off of Erik Goeddel in the top of the 10th inning to defeat the Mets 3-1.
The loss comes in spite of Robert Gsellman’s phenomenon of his own, as he went 6.1 innings, allowing one run on five hits while walking one and striking out three.
Pollock’s home run ended a scoreless streak by Mets’ relievers that reached 18 innings.
Yoenis Cespedes kept busy defensively, making a catch in the gap in the first inning and a diving play later on. He also drove in the game-tying run in the bottom of the seventh. Asdrubal Cabrera was thrown out at the plate on that base hit, which would have given the Mets the lead.
Michael Conforto hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 10th, but it would not be enough.
The Mets fell to 54-69, while the Diamondbacks stay holding on to its Wild Card position and move up to 68-57.
Prior to the game, the Mets announced that Steven Matz would have surgery to fix irritation in the ulnar nerve in his left elbow. It will be the same surgery that Jacob deGrom underwent last year, which kept him out for the rest of the regular season. Tommy Milone will return from the disabled list and make the start in place of Matz.