Well, Seth Lugo is human.
After pitching a gem against the Yankees in front of a national audience on Sunday, Lugo was given another opportunity to start against the Diamondbacks, taking the place of Noah Syndergaard.
It was the odd innings that did Lugo in. Paul Goldschmidt homered in the first inning to put the Diamondbacks up 1-0.
After Todd Frazier’s RBI double tied the game in the top of the third, the bottom of the third saw the first three Arizona hitters reach on base hits. Jake Lamb would single home Jon Jay, and then Daniel Descalso hit a sacrifice fly which made the score 3-1.
In the top of the 4th, newly recalled Dominic Smith hit a solo homerun which was honestly the most exciting moment this team produced in weeks. The Arizona lead was cut to 3-2.
In the bottom of the 5th, Lugo retired the first two hitters, including the white hot Paul Goldschmidt. But then David Peralta singled, and Daniel Descalso homered, making the score 5-2 and ending Lugo’s night.
Lugo had a rough night, but again the Mets’ offense was nonexistent AGAIN. They recorded 7 or less hits for the 13th game in a row which hasn’t been done since 1900. Two extra base hits from Dominic Smith was a welcome sight however.
Steven Matz will oppose Patrick Corbin in the third game of the series.