Tomas, Weeks lead D-backs over Mets
PHOENIX (AP) Yasmany Tomas is on some kind of tear of late.
With two home runs and a career-high six RBIs in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 13-5 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night, eight of Tomas' last 13 hits have left the yard.
Tomas and Rickie Weeks Jr. both homered twice and drove in a combined 11 runs and Tomas had his major league-leading seventh multi-homer game of the season. Weeks tied a career high with five RBIs and recorded his first multi-homer game in more than three years, the eighth of his career.
Tomas has eight home runs in 10 games has hit safely in 16 of his last 18 starts, with 23 RBIs over that span. His solo shot in the fourth gave Arizona a 3-1 lead, right after Weeks' first home run, then he added a two-run triple in the seventh and three-run homer in the eighth.
''In the last three weeks, I've had a different routine,'' Tomas said in Spanish. ''I'm recognizing the ball better right now and my swing is comfortable. I always try to be ready and if the pitch looks good to me, I swing.''
Manager Chip Hale said Tomas is getting the right pitches to hit and has overcome a neck problem he dealt with recently.
''Just taking advantage of some pitches that are up in the zone. That's what good hitters do,'' Hale said.
Zack Godley (4-2) earned the win with 7 1-3 innings of five-hit ball. He allowed two runs, struck out four and walked two, holding the Mets to one hit over the first five innings.
Godley's outing was the longest of the 26-year-old's career. He sprinted off the mound when removed in the top of the eighth.
''Zack had really good stuff,'' Hale said. ''They weren't squaring too many balls up on Zack. Sinker and cutter were both working, changeup had so much depth to it.''
Mets starter Jonathon Niese didn't allow a hit for three innings until Paul Goldschmidt led off the fourth with a base hit. Weeks homered on a 2-2 pitch, and two pitches later, Tomas took Niese deep to left field.
Niese got the first two outs of the fifth after Godley's single, then gave way to reliever Erik Goeddel, who walked Goldschmidt and gave up Weeks' second homer. Goeddel faced four batters and did not register an out.
''Goeddel was pitching pretty good until tonight so it was the right move to make,'' Mets manager Terry Collins said. ''We just didn't get the outs.''
Wednesday's game marked the second time in club history the Diamondbacks had two players with five or more RBIs each. Justin Upton (6) and Miguel Montero (5) did so in 2011.
Weeks was able to take advantage of a rare start.
''Just being a veteran, honestly,'' he said. ''Coming off the bench is not the ideal situation, but you have to go out there and try to do your job.''
Niese (8-7) was making his first start since July 10 and had been working out of the bullpen since. He allowed four runs and four hits, walked two and struck out six.
Tomas hit his first triple of the season to drive in Goldschmidt and Weeks, giving the Diamondbacks an 8-1 lead. His three-run shot into the television camera opening in center field in the eighth made it 13-2.
Curtis Granderson homered and Rene Rivera hit a two-run shot in the ninth for the Mets.
Olympic gold medalist and Phoenix resident Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who took gold in mixed doubles tennis in Rio, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Wednesday's game.
Mets: OF Yoenis Cespedes went 2 for 3 with a double, RBI and run scored while playing six innings in left field Wednesday night for Single-A St. Lucie. ''I felt comfortable at the plate. I'll be ready for Friday,'' Cespedes said. He is due to come off the DL on Friday from a quad injury. ... INF Asdrubal Cabrera (strained patella tendon) went 1 for 3 with a double, two RBIs and scored a run while playing six innings at shortstop in the same game. ... OF Justin Ruggiano (hamstring strain) had two hits for Triple-A Las Vegas Tuesday night.
Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (7-5) is scheduled to face the San Francisco Giants Thursday night. DeGrom has a 1.56 ERA since the All-Star break.
Diamondbacks: RHP Archie Bradley (4-8) faces the Padres in San Diego on Thursday. It will be his third career start at Petco Park.