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National League Preview from The Sports Network, Game Two



Sunday, May 25th (All times Eastern)

Arizona Diamondbacks (19-31) at New York Mets (21-26), 1:10 & 4:10 p.m. (DH)

Probable Starting Pitchers: Game One: Arizona - Bronson Arroyo (4-3, 4.45) New York - Rafael Montero (0-2, 6.97)

Game Two: Arizona - Zeke Spruill (0-0, 0.00) New York - Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-0, 2.14)

(SportsNetwork.com) - Bronson Arroyo would certainly like to forget about the first time he faced the Mets this season. The veteran right-hander gets a chance at redemption Sunday in the opener of a doubleheader between Arizona and New York at Citi Field.

On April 15, Arroyo surrendered 10 hits and nine runs over 3 1/3 innings in a 9-0 loss to the Mets at Chase Field. He is 8-4 with a 4.29 ERA in 15 career starts against the Mets, including a 3-0 mark with a 2.32 ERA in four contests at Citi Field.

Arroyo had a personal three-game winning streak broken Tuesday at St. Louis when he allowed nine hits and five runs over seven frames in a 5-0 final.

Rafael Montero counters for New York in the first game, as the 23-year-old righty makes his third career start. He suffered a 9-4 loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday after yielding seven hits and five runs in 4 1/3 frames.

The doubleheader, which was made necessary due to Friday's rainout, will see Zeke Spruill start for Arizona in Game 2 and Daisuke Matsuzaka for the Mets.

Spruill pitched in six games and made two starts for Arizona last year, his first major league season. This year with Triple-A Reno, the righty has appeared in 12 games, going 2-1 with a 4.72 ERA.

Matsuzaka will make his 15th appearance, including his first start of 2014. The veteran right-hander lost in his lone start against Arizona.

Yesterday, Martin Prado hit a pair of RBI singles and the Diamondbacks won, 3-2. Josh Collmenter (3-2) allowed two runs on six hits and a walk over six frames for Arizona, which snapped a three-game slide. Addison Reed worked a 1-2-3 ninth to notch his 13th save of the year.

"I went out there and threw the ball down in the zone," Collmenter said. "I had a lot of quick outs later on and that helped out after blowing through so many pitches in the first inning."

David Wright smacked a solo homer among his three hits for the Mets, who have dropped seven of their last nine games. Zack Wheeler (1-5) surrendered three runs -- two earned -- on six hits and a walk while striking out seven over 6 2/3 innings to garner the loss.

"I could have kept going, if it was not for the pitch count or whatever. I felt strong all the way through," Wheeler said.

New York had won five straight against Arizona prior to Saturday. The Mets swept a three-game series at Chase Field in mid-April.

05/25 10:27:08 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
4th
CAR 10
CLE 6
 
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
CAR
3:30pm Today
TOR
NYK
4:30pm Today
CLE
MEM
6:00pm Tonight
MIA
BOS
6:00pm Tonight
BRK
DET
6:00pm Tonight
SAC
LAL
6:00pm Tonight
ORL
PHI
6:00pm Tonight
WAS
PHO
7:00pm Tonight
MIN
IND
7:00pm Tonight
OKC
NOP
Final
UVA 76
HARV 27
Final
BGU 68
FERST 82
 
1st OT
ARMY 70
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
 
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
2nd
UWGB 53
ARKLR 43
 
2nd
RAD 50
CORN 41
 
2nd
UNT 51
CREI 29
 
2nd
CAN 44
HC 32
 
2nd
USB 42
GHND 39
 
2nd
OKST 37
MD 51
 
2nd
WINT 62
REIN 48
 
2nd
UGST 54
SMISS 35
 
2nd
NEOM 53
TXPA 44
 
2nd
STLU 38
VERM 36
 
2nd
UNCA 54
WCU 39
 
2nd
EVAN 53
ALAST 57
 
2nd
HART 42
FIU 31
 
Half
VALPO 38
GOSHEN 25
 
1st
LIP 18
PEAY 5
 
1st
DEN 4
BRY 7
 
1st
MONT 14
SD 15
 
1st
MTST 24
TENST 5
 
3:25pm Today
SAMF
LAMON
 
3:30pm Today
SCAR
COKR
 
4:00pm Today
HAMP
NARZ
 
4:00pm Today
SDU
SDCHR
 
4:00pm Today
BC
USC
4:30pm Today
NICST
TROY
 
4:30pm Today
BRAD
UCI
 
6:00pm Tonight
UGA
SHU
6:30pm Tonight
ALA
APP
7:00pm Tonight
KSU
NDST
 
7:00pm Tonight
WASU
SJST
9:00pm Tonight
UTEP
ALCOR
 
10:00pm Tonight
SEAT
SACST
 
6:00pm Tonight
DET
COL
6:00pm Tonight
EDM
DAL
7:00pm Tonight
BOS
BUF
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
CAR
7:00pm Tonight
CHI
TOR
9:00pm Tonight
WIN
PHI
4th
NOS 7
ATL 20
 
3rd
HOU 16
BAL 7
 
4th
CAR 10
CLE 6
 
4th
CHI 14
DET 10
 
4th
TAM 3
GBP 13
 
4th
PIT 17
KAN 6
 
4th
MIA 21
MIN 17
 
4th
NYJ 13
NEP 17
 
4:05pm Today
STL
NYG
4:25pm Today
OAK
BUF
4:25pm Today
DAL
IND
8:30pm Tonight
ARI
SEA