Mets takeaways from Saturday's 3-2 loss to Diamondbacks, including three-game win streak coming to an end

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Carlos Carrasco pitch, white jersey
Carlos Carrasco pitch, white jersey

Carlos Carrasco struck out eight over five innings, but the Mets struggled at the plate and had only five hits, losing 3-2 to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Here are the takeaways…

- Carrasco started the game off strong, striking out four D-backs in the first two innings, as he only let up a single to DH Seth Beer in the second.

Robinson Cano recorded the team's first hit of the day with one out in the bottom of the second, taking it to the opposite field and dropping in front of LF David Peralta. Dom Smith ripped one to second and got the force out, but Sergio Alcantara mishandled the ball and Smith made it to first safely. Travis Jankowski popped out to third in foul territory to end the bottom half of the inning.

- Pete Alonso got Carrasco out of the third inning with a diving stop on the line, as he flipped the ball to first for the third out.

Ketel Marte singled off Carrasco to lead off the fourth, and Peralta doubled to right to give the D-backs runners on second and third with no outs. Carrasco then got back-to-back strikeouts on Christian Walker and Pavin Smith, and escaped the inning by getting Carson Kelly to fly out to left for the third out.

- Jeff McNeil crashed against the left field wall and made the catch on a fly ball from Daulton Varsho for the second out in the fifth. Carrasco then struck out Marte on a full-count changeup to get out of the inning.

Carrasco's day came to an end after five innings of work, as the veteran righty struck out eight batters, allowed just three hits, and walked two. His season ERA now sits at 0.84.

- Joely Rodriguez let up a bloop single to Beer to leadoff the seventh inning, and was then replaced by Seth Lugo. Alcantara launched a two-run homer on a sinker down the middle to give Arizona a 2-0 lead. Varsho walked and would score from first to make it 3-0 when Marte doubled down the right field line, and advanced to third on the throw home. In the bottom of the seventh, Smith singled with two outs for just the third Mets hit of the day, and was left stranded after J.D. Davis came in to pinch hit and struck out on a foul tip.

- McNeil got his second hit of the day with a one out single to center in the bottom of the eighth. Starling Marte then hit a no-doubt homer to left center field, as the Mets trailed just 3-2. Francisco Lindor walked on four pitches, but Alonso grounded into the inning-ending 6-4-3 double play.

Adam Ottavino got into some trouble in the top of the ninth, letting up two hits and then intentionally walking Peralta to load the bases, but struck out Walker looking to end the side. Eduardo Escobar flew out to left in the bottom of the ninth, then Cano and Smith both struck out to end the game.

Highlights

What’s next

The Mets continue their series against the D-backs on Sunday at 1:40 p.m.

David Peterson gets the start for New York, while Humberto Castellanos takes the mound for Arizona.