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>> WELCOME EVERYONE TO THE MLB GAME OF THE WEEK PREGAME SHOW. >> THE CACTUS! >> THE METS AND DIAMONDBACKS, YOU GET TO SEE THAT COMING UP IN A HALF-HOUR. MADISON BUMGARNER ON THE HILL AGAINST DAVID PETERSON. THIS WILL BE THE RUBBER MATCH. THE METS IN FIRST PLACE IN THE NL EAST, EVEN WITH A HUGE AMOUNT OF INJURIES. BRIAN KENNY AND SEAN CASEY.

LOU GEHRIG DAY, THE FIRST MLB IS DOING THIS OFFICIALLY HONORING ONE OF THE ALL-TIME GREAT MEN OF BASEBALL. PINS FOR ALS AWARENESS HAS WELL. WE WILL TALK TO PETE ALONSO. HE IS BACK IN. HE WAS IN THE GAME LAST NIGHT. EVERYTHING GOES 10 INNINGS. [LAUGHTER] >> WITH THE TYING RUN AT THIRD, JOSH ROJAS, WHO HAVE THE DUSTUP WITH MARCUS STROMAN AT THE END OF THE FIFTH INNING. >> BASE HIT! WE ARE TIED. >> HE HAD SOME WORDS. HE GETS TO SHOUT AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS HERE. >> FAIR BALL! INTO THE CORNER! >> HERE COMES ESCOBAR! HERE COMES SMITH! DIAMONDBACKS WILL WIN THE BALLGAME! DIAMONDBACKS GET THE WALKOFF WIN. BRIAN: JOSH REDDICK WITH A DOUBLE IN THE 10TH. ARIZONA TAKES IT. THE METS — MOST OF THE DIVISIONS ARE CLOSE. THE METS, THAT IS A HEALTHY LEAD FOR NOW. 3.5 GAME LEAD. THE NATIONALS, SEVEN GAMES UNDER 500. THE METS HAVE BEEN AMAZING. THEY HAVE SO MANY INJURIES. THEY HAVE SOMEHOW BEEN ABLE TO STAY ON TOP. JONATHAN WILL LEAD FOR THE METS TONIGHT, FRANCISCO LINDOR BATTING SECOND.

ALONZO. DOMINIC SMITH IN LEFT. BRANDON DRURY AND RIGHT. JOSÉ PERAZA AND DAVID PETERSON. YOU SEE SOME FAMILIAR NAMES. SO MANY INJURIES. HOW HAVE THEY BEEN ABLE TO STAY IN FIRST? SEAN: IT IS AMAZING TO LOOK AND SEE WHAT HAS HAPPENED. ALL THE GUYS ON THE DL, IT IS UNBELIEVABLE. WHEN WE START TOP TO BOTTOM, MCNEIL OUT THE GATES. RUNNING DOWN TO FIRST, BLOWS OUT THE HAMMY. NEVER GREAT. THERE IS A HUGE BAT AT THE TOP OF THE ORDER. BAM, HE BLOWS A HAMMY OUT, AT THE SAME TIME, TWO BIG COGS IN THE WHEEL GO OUT. HERE, HIS LAST FIVE GAMES HAVE BEEN BETTER BUT STILL UNDER 200. JAMES MCCANN, THE OTHER BIG SIGNING THIS OFF-SEASON FOR THE METS, HE SCUFFLED AT THE PLATE.

THEY HAD TO HAVE GUYS STEP UP. JONATHAN VILLAR HAS BEEN AWESOME, DOING ALL THE LITTLE THINGS RIGHT, STEALING BASES, GETTING BIG HITS. HIGH BASEBALL I.Q.. HE HAS BROUGHT A LOT OF ENERGY TO THE TEAM. TOMAS HAS REALLY STEPPED IN. WITH MCCANN STRUGGLING, HE HAS GOTTEN TIME BEHIND THE DISH, STEPPED UP BEHIND THE PLATE, OFFENSIVELY AND DEFENSIVELY, THROWING GUYS OUT, BRINGING ENERGY. KEVIN PILLAR HAS BEEN GREAT. HE GOT THAT. THIS IS WHAT HE IS KNOWN FOR. CENTER FIELD, COVERS THOSE GAPS. WHEN HE TOOK THIS SHOT AGAINST THE BRAVES A FEW WEEKS AGO, RIGHT IN THE NOSE. BAM, HE IS BACK. THOSE GUYS ARE EXCITED. THAT BRINGS A LOT OF ENERGY BACK TO THE METS. LOOK AT THE ROTATION. SYNDERGAARD HASN'T PITCHED THE SEASON. STILL BANGED UP. CARRASCO FROM THE INDIANS HASN'T PITCHED EITHER. THEY HAVE COUNTED ON STROMAN. HE HAS BEEN A GUY THAT DID NOT PLAY LAST SEASON BUT HAS STEPPED UP THE SEASON BIG-TIME. THIS GUY HAS BEEN GREAT. A RESURGENCE OF HIS CAREER. KEPT THE METS WHERE THEY NEED TO BE. YOU LOOK AT THESE GUYS. THEY HAVE BEEN A HUGE REASON WHY THE METS ARE STILL IN FIRST PLACE IN THE EAST.

BRIAN: IF YOU TOLD ME ALL THOSE THINGS WERE HAPPENING, THE INJURIES, THEY HAVE NOT HAVE THEIR FULL SQUAD, EVEN KNOWING THEY HAVE JACOB DEGROM PITCHING, FRANCISCO LINDOR IS HITTING .198 AND HAS STRUGGLED AT SHORTSTOP, THERE ARE SEVEN GAMES OUT. THE REST OF THE DIVISION HAS SHRUNK BACK. I THOUGHT THE BRAVES WOULD BE A SUPERTEAM THIS YEAR. SEAN: THEY HAVE SCUFFLED ALONG. THE PHILLIES THINK THEY WILL GET GOING BUT THEY NEVER DO. THE NATIONALS. I THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE SO MUCH BETTER. THEY ARE AT THE BOTTOM. THE EAST IS ANYBODY'S FOR THE TAKING. THE METS ARE IN GREAT SHAPE. THEY WEATHERED THE STORM. THEY WILL GET HEALTHY. LINDOR WILL GET GOING. BRIAN: I WATCHED A BUNCH OF GAMES START TO FINISH. KEVIN PILLAR AND JONATHAN VILLAR HAVE BEEN INSTRUMENTAL FOR A TEAM THAT IS GOING TO HIT. WHEN YOU HAVE GUYS THAT CAN FIELD AND RUN, IT BRINGS A DYNAMIC ENERGY.

SEAN: YOU NEED GUYS LIKE KEVIN PILLAR, THE WAY HE PLAYS, THE WAY HE CAN GET THEM AT CENTER. JONATHAN VILLAR TAKING THAT EXTRA BASE. STEALS A LOT OF BASES. YOU NEED THOSE GUYS. BRIAN: WHEN YOU SEE THEM, YOU FIGURE, THAT IS ONE OF THE BEST BASE RUNNERS IN THE GAME, YES HE IS, YEAR AFTER YEAR. WE ARE ASKING YOU WHO WILL WIN TODAY'S GAME. THE METS OF THE DIAMONDBACKS — THE METS OR THE DIAMONDBACKS. LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK. MADISON BUMGARNER HAS BEEN GREAT. HE HAS GOTTEN ROUGHED UP. E.R.A. OVER EIGHT IN THE LAST THREE STARTS. HE HAS STRUGGLED. 5.15 E.R.A. THIS SEASON SO FAR. WHO WILL WIN? HERE'S WHAT IS COMING UP CLOSER TO GAMETIME OVER THE NEXT HALF-HOUR. WE WILL RETURN BACK HERE, GET USED TO IT, GET READY FOR THE METS AND THE DIAMONDBACKS.

>> OH HANG ONTO THE ROOF! >> THIS ONE IS OUTTA HERE! >> LOOKING TO TAG ONE ON. ESCOBAR. THAT IS FOUR IN A ROW FOR EDUARDO ESCOBAR! 6-0! POWER! >> CONGRATULATIONS, I AM PROUD OF YOU. >> HE SMACKS ONE IN THE AIR TO DEEP LEFT CENTER. BACK TO THE WARNING TRACK, AT THE WALL, IT IS OUT OF HERE! THE METS TAKE THE LEAD IN THE NINTH. TOMAS NIDO, HOME RUN. THE METS MAKE IT 4-3. GROUNDS DOWN TO FIRST, THE SLIDE, SAVE! HE DOES IT AGAIN.

THE METS RALLY FOR TWO IN THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH AND THEY BEAT THE ORIOLES 3-2. ANNOUNCER: THE STARTING LINEUP FOR YOUR ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS. BRIAN: WELCOME BACK EVERYONE. MLB GAME OF THE WEEK PREGAME SHOW PRESENTED BY STATE FARM. TAKE A LOOK. METS HISTORY. AT ONE POINT ED KRANEPOOL OWNED. DARRYL STRAWBERRY, 380 GAMES. PETE ALONSO, SHORT SEASON LAST YEAR, 256 GAMES. JOINING US NOW, PETE ALONSO IN ARIZONA. HOW ARE YOU? PETE: DOING GOOD. BRIAN: ARE YOU AWARE OF METS RECORDS? DO YOU EVER LOOK OVER AND SEE WHO IS ON THE ALL-TIME RECORDS GIVEN THAT YOU HIT SO MANY HOME RUNS? PETE: NOW I DID. I SAW IT POP ON THE SCREEN. I DON'T NECESSARILY PAY ATTENTION TO THAT STUFF. MY JOB IS TO COMPETE EVERY DAY, GIVE MY TEAM THE BEST CHANCE THEY CAN TO WIN. I WANT TO BE OUT THERE, BE HEALTHY AND GIVE ALL I GOT EVERY DAY. BRIAN: GIVE IT A COUPLE YEARS AND THEN TAKE A LOOK AT IT.

SO MANY OF YOU WERE INJURED. YOU WERE INJURED. WHAT WAS IT LIKE WHEN YOU ARE PILING UP ON THE BENCH, ON THE I.L., WATCHING NEW METS BEING SIGNED? WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO DEAL WITH THAT AND KEEP THE SHIP FLOATING? PETE: THE BEST THING I COULD DO IS HELP BE A COACH AND AWAY, HELP POINT OUT SOME THINGS IN THE GAME. TAKING SOME TIME AWAY FROM THE FIELD GIVES YOU A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ON THE GAME, GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO WATCH FROM A DIFFERENT LENS. I AM HAPPY I GET TO JOIN THE PARTY AGAIN. THE BOYS HAVE BEEN PLAYING WELL. I AM EXCITED TO BE BACK. SEAN: YOU JOINED IN A BIG WAY THE OTHER NIGHT. BIG KNOCK WITH THE BASES LOADED, TWO RUN BIG FLY. WITH JACOB DEGROM ON THE MOUND, I'M INTERESTED TO SEE, YOU AS A PLAYER GET TO WATCH THIS GUY PITCH. WHAT IS IT LIKE? PETE: ABSOLUTELY GREAT. HE IS THE BEST IN THE GAME NOW AT WHAT HE DOES. REALLY SPECIAL. HE IS A HELL PING-PONG PLAYER TOO. [LAUGHTER] SO FAR WE ARE UNDEFEATED IN THE CLUBHOUSE.

SEAN: ARE YOU A BACKHAND GUY? PETE: BOTH. SEAN: THAT IS WHY YOU ARE GOOD! [LAUGHTER] SPEAKING OF PING-PONG, I THINK THIS ADDS TO IT, I KNOW BEING FOR YOU A FIRST BASEMAN, WE THINK OF PETE ALONSO A BIG HOME RUN HITTER. DEFENSIVELY, YOU TAKE PRIDE IN THAT. IT LOOKS LIKE YOUR GAME IS AT ANOTHER LEVEL. WHAT DISPLAYING GOOD DEFENSE MEAN TO YOU? PETE: THERE ARE TONS OF WAYS TO WIN A BALLGAME. YES, YOU CAN HAVE A BIG HIT, DRIVE ONE OVER THE WALL, INTO THE SEATS BUT TO ME, IF YOU GET A HIGH QUALITY PITCHER ON THE MOUND, LIKE TODAY WE ARE FACING MADISON BUMGARNER, A HELLUVA PITCHER, A TON OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS. IF HE IS ON, IT WILL BE TOUGH TO SCORE RUNS. YOU CAN WIN THE GAME DEFENSIVELY OR TAKE AN EXTRA-BASE. THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS YOU CAN WIN. THE MORE I EVOLVE, THE BETTER I CAN HELP MY TEAM WIN.

BRIAN: I AM AFRAID TO ASK BUT DO YOU EVER ASK KEITH HERNANDEZ — I KNOW — HE WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL AT FIRST BASE. DO YOU EVER TALK ABOUT THAT? PETE: SINCE COVID, KEITH HASN'T COME TO THE CLUBHOUSE. HE JUST KIND OF TALKS UPSTAIRS. HE DOESN'T TALK TO US MUCH. HE IS MORE IN THE BROADCAST. THAT TYPE OF SIDE. HE DOESN'T OFFER POINTERS OR ADVICE. HE HASWON A BOATLOAD OF GOLD GLOVES BUT IF HE EVER WANTS TO COME DOWN AND GIVE ADVICE? BRIAN: YOU SHOULD HIT HIM UP.

WATCHING HIM FOR THOSE YEARS, AGAIN, I KNOW HE IS BROADCASTING BUT YOU SHOULD GO AFTER HIM. WE WOULD ALL LEARN SOMETHING. SPECIFICALLY ABOUT GAME PREP. MADISON BUMGARNER IS PITCHING. IS YOUR GAME PREP — HOW DOES THAT WORK? THIS BASEBALL OPS COME TO YOU? IS IT SIMPLE? SOPHISTICATED? HOW DOES IT WORK? PETE: WE HAVE A TEAM APPROACH WE GO OVER BEFORE EVERY DAY. THERE ARE A LOT OF NUMBERS, DATA, ANALYTICS. I WILL NOT TELL YOU TOO MUCH BECAUSE THEN I SHOW MY HAND AND I DO NOT WANT TO DO THAT. [LAUGHTER] I HAVE TO PLAY TODAY. SEAN: YOU HAVE BEEN A NEW YORK ENOUGH TO KNOW THE FANS AND HOW PASSIONATE THEY ARE ABOUT THE PLAYERS. LINDOR IS THE NEW GUY. HE IS THE BIG GUY. HE IS THE NEW GUY. HE HAS STRUGGLED SO FAR. WHAT CONVERSATIONS HAVE YOU HAD TO TALK ABOUT DEALING WITH NEW YORK FANS? PETE: I HATE ANSWERING THIS QUESTION. LISTEN. AT THE END OF THE YEAR, THIS ISN'T GOING TO BE A QUESTION.

IT IS A MARATHON, NOT A SPRINT. WHAT HE IS GOING TO DO AND WHAT HE BRINGS EVERY DAY, IT IS TRULY TREMENDOUS. HE HAS GREAT ENERGY. HE IS ALWAYS PREPARED. HE IS THINKING ON ANOTHER LEVEL, BASEBALL I.Q. THROUGH THE ROOF. HE WILL BE ONE OF THE KEY COMPONENTS THAT WILL HELP US WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP. HE IS NOT JUST A CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYER. HE IS A DAM GOOD PLAYER. AT THE END OF 162 GAMES, ASK ME THAT SAME QUESTION. BRIAN: HOW ARE YOU SITUATED? GIVEN THE WAY THE DIVISION IS PLAYING OUT, YOU ARE ON TOP NOW. THERE HAVE BEEN INJURIES. THERE WERE DEFENSIVE PLAYERS BROUGHT IN TO AUGMENT THE ROSTER. HOW ARE YOU SITUATED FOR THE SUMMER? PETE: I THINK WE ARE ABOUT TO HIT OUR STRIDE.

WE HAVE A TON OF GUYS COMING BACK. KEVIN PILLAR CAME BACK, MYSELF. SETH LUGO. WE HAVE A COUPLE OTHER GUYS PRIMED AND READY ON REHAB ASSIGNMENTS. WHEN WE GET BACK FROM THIS TRIP, WE WILL HAVE MORE GUYS. WE WILL SEE THE IL LIST TRICKLE BACK IN THE LINEUP AND IT WILL BE GREAT. WE WILL BE DANGEROUS AS THE SEASON GOES ON. I AM EXCITED FOR THAT. HELL, WE ARE IN FIRST PLACE AND WE HAVE TO DO WHATEVER WE CAN TO EXTEND THEIR LEAD.

BRIAN: THAT MAKES SENSE. KEVIN PILLAR COMING BACK IS AMAZING. THAT WAS FRIGHTENING. WHAT HAVE YOU SPOKEN ABOUT? PETE: I TOLD HIM, MAN, ABSOLUTE WARRIOR. I HAVE NOTHING BUT THE HIGHEST RESPECT FOR HIM. LOVE HOW HE PLAYS THE GAME. EXTREMELY TENACIOUS, GRITTY, HE WORKS TREMENDOUSLY HARD. HIS ATTITUDE EVERY DAY IN THE CLUBHOUSE IS INCREDIBLE. FOR HIM TO COME BACK, HIS FIRST A.B., TOE THE LINE, HIT A LINE DRIVE THROUGH THE POLE AFTER SOMETHING SCARY HAPPENING — IT IS TRULY REMARKABLE. JUST SHOWS HOW MUCH HE CARES, NOT JUST ABOUT THE GAME AND THIS TEAM BUT HE IS AN INCREDIBLE TEAMMATE. INCREDIBLE STORY. BRIAN: HIS TOUGHNESS WAS EVIDENT, EVEN THAT DAY. IT HIT HIM SQUARE IN THE FACE. SEAN: INCREDIBLE. BRIAN: GOOD TO SEE YOU BACK ON THE FIELD. CASE AND I WILL GO OVER THE PLAN. [LAUGHTER] SEAN: SEE IT AND HIT IT. BRIAN: BEST OF LUCK. PETE: LFGM. SEAN: THANKS BROTHER. TIME FOR THE CREATOR SPOTLIGHT. CHRIS WILLIAMS IS A BIG ANGELS FAN AND HIS YOUTUBE FAN IS DEVOTED TO EVERYTHING MLB FROM THE SHOW TO THE LATEST NEWS.

WELCOME, CHRIS. CHRIS: HEY. GETTING PRETTY HOT OUT HERE. IT IS ABOUT SUMMERTIME. SEAN: YOU LOVE PLAYING MLB THE SHOW. MAYBE I NEED TO PLAY AT MORE. I WISH I HAD THAT WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE BUT WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE TEAM TO PLAY WITH? CHRIS: I HAVE TO GO WITH THOSE DODGERS. THEY ARE TOO GOOD. SEAN: WHEN YOU ARE PLAYING WITH THE DODGERS, WHO IS AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF RANKING? CHRIS: MOOKIE BETTS.

HE IS DIFFERENT IN THAT GAME. SEAN: IN REAL LIFE TOO. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE NEWEST EDITION? CHRIS: THE CREATE A STADIUM FEATURE. IT IS AWESOME. WE HAVE NOT SEEN SOMETHING LIKE THAT IN A BASEBALL GAME SINCE M.V.P. BASEBALL 2005. LOTS OF COOL STADIUMS. I HAVE A COOL ONE. IT IS AN AWESOME FEATURE. SEAN: YOUR STADIUM, IF YOU CREATED A STADIUM, IS IT PART FENWAY, PART WRIGLEY, PART P.N.C.? CHRIS: PEOPLE CREATE ALL KINDS OF STUFF.

I HAVE A CALIFORNIA BEACH VIBE STADIUM, HITTING HOME RUNS IN THE OCEAN. SEAN: THAT IS AWESOME! EXCEPT IF YOU ARE BOOGIE BOARDING AT THE TIME! [LAUGHTER] CHRIS: EXACTLY. SEAN: WHAT ABOUT SHOHEI OHTANI? TALK ABOUT WHAT IS SO IMPRESSIVE ABOUT WHAT HE DOES? CHRIS: OHTANI IS A DIFFERENT BREED. I MEAN. PITCHING AND HITTING? AMAZING. WE FINALLY HAVE HIM HEALTHY THIS SEASON. 15 HOMERS NOW. TWO OFF OF THE MAJOR LEAGUE LEAD.

100 MPH WITH A NASTY SPLITTER AND SLIDER. DEVASTATING. I WOULD NOT WANT TO FACE HIM IN REAL LIFE. SEAN: IT IS UNBELIEVABLE. BEING A HITTER IN THE BIG LEAGUES, WATCHING HIM HIT THE WAY HE DOES AND BE AN UNBELIEVABLE STARTER, IT IS LIKE NOTHING WE HAVE SEEN BEFORE. HOW ABOUT YOU? WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE MOMENTS YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH IN A GAME? CHRIS: WATCHING THE NO-HITTER, 2012, JERED WEAVER. I WAS 13 YEARS OLD. I DID NOT KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON. I ASKED MY DAD, WHY IS EVERYONE AT THE EDGE OF THEIR SEAT? JERED WEAVER HAS GIVEN UP NO HITS IN THE SIXTH. WHAT IS GOING ON? IT IS A DIFFERENT ATMOSPHERE. SEVENTH INNING, EIGHTH INNING, I REALIZE HISTORY COULD GO DOWN TONIGHT. JERED WEAVER TOSSED A NO-HITTER IN 2012 AGAINST THE TWINS. AMAZING GAME. I WAS CLOSE TO HIS FAMILY, WASN'T SITTING TOO FAR, SEEING HIS FAMILY HAPPY WAS AMAZING.

SEAN: NOTHING LIKE WATCHING A NO-HITTER IN PERSON. I HAVE BEEN A PART OF ONE, VERLANDER'S. I ENJOYED THIS, CHRIS. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. GOOD LUCK WITH THE CHANNEL, MLB THE SHOW AND ALL THE GREAT THINGS YOU ARE DOING. CHRIS: APPRECIATE IT. BRIAN: SEAN CASEY AND I WILL GO OVER PICKS TO CLICK AND TALK ABOUT LOU GERETURN, GETTING CLOE METS AND DIAMONDBACKS. MADISON BUMGARNER GETTING READY TO GO. ♪ >> DON'T MAKE FUN OF ME OR MY BALLCLUB. >> THE HEART IS PALPITATING. >> HE SHOOTS THAT ONE INTO CENTER FIELD, A BASE HIT. SLIPS ON HIS WAY TO FIRST. NOW IT IS A SINGLE. DRIVES IN A RUN. [LAUGHTER] >> THAT IS REALLY GOING TO HURT HIS NUMBERS. >> YOU MIGHT BE RIGHT. >> THEY NEED THE INTERPRETER. >> I DON'T THINK THAT COUNTS AS MULTIPLE TRIPS TO THE MOUND. >> I DON'T THINK SO BUT THAT WAS GREAT HUSTLE. >> WIDE OPEN SPACE. QUICK DIVING STOP. HIS FIRST PLAY AS A FIRST BASEMAN AND JAMES MCCANN — NEVER PLAYED THE POSITION BEFORE SINCE COLLEGE.

>> HE IS LIMITED TO JUGGLING ON THE BENCH. >> OUTSTANDING. >> PRETTY GOOD. IF HE CAN CATCH THEM. >> BAD JOKE. BRIAN: DAVID PETERSON GETTING READY TO GO FOR THE METS, ON EIGHT DAYS REST. PETERSON VERSUS MADISON BUMGARNER. WELCOME BACK. PICKS TO CLICK. SEAN CASEY IS HERE. SEAN: I AM READY. BRIAN: HE HAS SEEN THIS. [LAUGHTER] FORMULATE YOUR ANALYSIS. JACOB DEGROM HAS A 0.71 E.R.A.

REALISTIC M.V.P. CANDIDATE? SEAN: YES. IF THE METS KEEP DOING WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS A TEAM, HE IS REALISTIC. IT MATTERS HOW THE METS DO. IF JACOB DEGROM KEEPS DOING HIS THING AND THE METS GET THE PLAYOFFS, HE HAS A REAL SHOT. BRIAN: IF HE IS HOVERING AROUND BOB GIBSON'S RECORD — BY THE WAY DARLING SAID ON MLB YESTERDAY, HE THOUGHT HE WAS BREAKING THE RECORD.

1.21 E.R.A. — I DON'T THINK THAT WILL BE DONE. YOU HAVE TO GIVE UP RUNS SOMEWHERE. TATIS IS KILLING IT. RONALD ACUNA JR. KILLING IT. THE PADRES MIGHT TAKE THAT DIVISION. IT IS A NARRATIVE ASPECT. SEAN: FOR ME, IT MATTERS. I'M NOT A VOTER. THE VOTERS HAVE TO LOOK AT EVERYDAY PLAYERS. PLAYERS THAT PLAY EVERY DAY, IMPACTS MORE GAMES. BRIAN: AT THIS RATE IT WOULD HAVE TO BE TATIS. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE TO WIN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE PENNANT? SEAN: THE PADRES. I LIKE THE VIBE. I LIKE WHAT THEY ARE DOING WITH THE CHAIN. I LIKE THE PITCHING. THE BULLPEN IS GREAT. I LIKE TATIS, HIS LEADERSHIP, THE GREAT MIX OF VETERAN AND YOUNG GUYS. THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT THEM. LOOKS LIKE THEY HAVE ENOUGH. BRIAN: ALL THAT AND A GREAT BULLPEN AND TRENT GRISHAM.

THEY ARE COMPLETE. SEAN: GOOD PLAYERS. BRIAN: TOTAL RUNS SCORED IN TODAY'S GAME. OVER-UNDER 8.5. SEAN: OVER. THE LAST COUPLE NIGHTS YOU SAW SOME OFFENSE HAPPENING. ALONSO MIGHT GET INTO A BIG ONE. LINDOR IS STARTING TO GET HOT. THIS MIGHT BE THE TIME. OVER 8.5. BRIAN: MADISON BUMGARNER IS PUZZLING. HE HAS THAT NO-HITTER. IN TOTAL COMMAND. E.R.A. OVER 8. SEAN: HE GIVES UP THE LONG BALL. SOMETIMES HE GETS INTO TROUBLE. THE THREE RUN HOMER.

BRIAN: DAVID PETERSON AGAINST MADISON BUMGARNER TO START. HERE IS WHAT WE ASKED YOU EARLIER. 81% ARE GOING METS. YE OF LITTLE FAITH TO MADISON BUMGARNER. SEAN: HE HAS THE STUFF THAT SHUTS DOWN. BRIAN: METS FANS REMEMBER, THAT WAS THE WILD-CARD GAME HE DID WITH THE GIANTS. SPEAKING OF THE 27 YANKEES, TODAY IS THE FIRST EVER LOU GEHRIG DAY, OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED. ONE OF THE ICONIC PEOPLE IN ALL OF BASEBALL. ALL-TIME GREAT PLAYER, ICONIC FIGURE. IT IS GREAT HIS NAME STILL RESONATES, GIVEN HE WAS AN ICON AT THE TIME. A MAN WHO FACED ADVERSITY, TRAGEDY, HANDLED IT WITH SUCH APLOMB. STILL ONE OF THE TOP 10 PLAYERS IN THE HISTORY OF BASEBALL. SEAN: WITH LOU GEHRIG, IT WAS THE PERSON HE WAS. THE FINAL SPEECH HE GAVE.

CAL RIPKEN JR. MENTIONED HIM, WHEN HE TALKED OF BREAKING THE RECORD. HE SAID WHEN PEOPLE STARTED COMPARING CAL TO THE PERSON LOU GEHRIG WAS, THAT WAS WHEN HE WAS LIKE, MAN, THAT REALLY MEANS A LOT. ALS AWARENESS. BRIAN: IT IS IMPORTANT TO CONNECT THE GENERATIONS. YOU CAN GO BACK AND LOOK AT THE GREAT PLAYERS FOR THAT CONNECTION. THE PLAYERS ARE WEARING THE PATCH FOR LOU GEHRIG DAY.

THE 41. TOM SEAVER. I ALWAYS BRING UP THE STATS. HAD HE BEEN ABLE TO PLAY OUT HIS LATE 30'S AS NORMAL, HE WOULD HAVE PUT THE ALL-TIME RUNS RECORD AND R.B.I. RECORD OUT OF REACH. HE WAS SECOND TO RUTH IN R.B.I.'S, THIRD TO RUTH AND TY COBB FOR RUNS. HE WAS AVERAGING FOR HIS PREVIOUS SEVEN YEARS, HOWEVER YOU WANT TO PUT IT UP, 40 HOMERS AND 150 R.B.I.'S PER YEAR. HE WOULD'VE OWNED THOSE RECORDS. RICKEY HENDERSON WOULD PULL UP BEHIND LOU GEHRIG.

SEAN: YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE STATS FOR COOPERSTOWN. I DON'T THINK FANS GO BACK THAT FAR TO APPRECIATE A GUY LIKE LOU GEHRIG WHO PUT UP MAJOR NUMBERS AND LEFT AT 37 YEARS OLD. BRIAN: IT WAS A HIGH RUN-SCORING ERA BUT THERE ARE WAYS TO NORMALIZE IT. HOW DID YOU DOMINATE AS COMPARED TO THE RUN-SCORING IN YOUR ERA? WHATEVER THE TOP WOULD BE WAS WHAT LOU GEHRIG WAS DOING. HE IS STILL ONE OF THE TOP HITTERS IN THE HISTORY OF THE GAME EVEN AS COMPARED TO OTHERS WHILE HE WAS PLAYING. LOU GEHRIG DAY, JUNE 2. DAVID PETERSON, MADISON BUMGARNER, THE GIANTS — EXCUSE ME — YOU SEE WHAT I DID? [LAUGHTER] IT WAS A BIG WONDERING, MADISON BUMGARNER ON THE FREE AGENT MARKET. HAS HE USED UP HIS BEST SELF ALREADY? THAT THEORY THROUGHOUT BASEBALL, SOMETIMES PROVEN WRONG, JON LESTER — DO YOU PAY FOR A PITCHER IN HIS 30'S ON THE FREE AGENT MARKET? SO FAR, THE RESULTS HAVE NOT BEEN GREAT FOR MADISON BUMGARNER AND THE DIAMONDBACKS.

SEAN: HE HAD SO MUCH SUCCESS WITH THE GIANTS. WHEN YOU WATCH HIM, THE NO-HITTER, I THINK HE STILL HAS THAT STUFF. WHEN YOU WATCH HIM PITCH, WOW, GOOD STUFF. HE GETS IN TROUBLE, NOT SO MUCH WITH THE GIANTS, BUT WITH THE DIAMONDBACKS, HE WILL GIVE UP THE BEGINNING OR GET INTO MORE TROUBLE AND NOT NAVIGATE OUT LIKE HE USED TO. IT IS TOO SOON TO TELL. RIGHT NOW, HE HAS NOT HAD THE SUCCESS HE HAD IN SAN FRAN. BRIAN: THESE METS. ALL BALLPLAYERS NOW. THEY DO MORE GAMEPLAYING THAN YOU THINK. BASEBALL OPS TEAM TO HANDING YOU THE PAPER SAYING HERE IS WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT. YOU CAN GO DEEPER, LOOK INTO YOUR SWING PLANE AND HOW IT COMPARES TO MADISON BUMGARNER. SEAN: AMAZING. PETE ALONSO SAYING THEY HAVE MEETINGS BEFORE EVERY GAME TO GO OVER WHAT PITCHERS DO. THAT IS GREAT. THAT IS WHERE ANALYTICS AND OLD-SCHOOL COME TOGETHER. BRIAN: GETTING CLOSER TO GAMETIME. FINAL COUNTDOWN, THE METS AND DIAMONDBACKS. RUBBER MATCH, THREE-GAME SERIES AT CHASE FIELD. METS AND DIAMONDBACKS COMING YOUR WAY, ENJOY THE GAME. ♪ >> HERE'S THE PITCH! [CAPTIONS MADE POSSIBLE BY MLB NETWORK] [CAPTIONING PERFORMED BY THE NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE, WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS CAPTION CONTENT AND ACCURACY.

VISIT NCICAP.ORG] >> DRIVES IT DEEP! >> WHAT A PLAY! >> ARE YOU KIDDING ME? OH MY! ♪ SCOTT: IT IS A DAY IN THE DESERT AFTER EXTRA INNINGS LAST NIGHT. THE VISITING BALLCLUB IS RESILIENT, THRIVING IN FIRST PLACE WITH FIRST-CLASS PITCHING. NO WORRIES. MLB GAME OF THE WEEK LIVE ON YOUTUBE PRESENTED BY STATE FARM PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON A THREE-GAME SET FEATURING THE METS AND THE DIAMONDBACKS AT CHASE FIELD. EACH TEAM HAS TAKEN A GAME IN THE SERIES SO FAR. HELLO TO EVERYONE WATCHING, WORLDWIDE ON YOUTUBE. SCOTT AND JOHN JOINING, THE FORMER NEW YORK MET, 50 OF HIS 22 SEASONS WITH THE METS — 15 OF HIS 22 SEASONS WITH THE METS. WE WILL HAVE FUN BRINGING YOU ENHANCED FEATURES STREAMING LOCALLY. IT IS FREE. THE MLB YOUTUBE CHANNEL IS HERE FOR YOU. JUST PAST 3 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS ON THE CHANNEL. CONGRATS. THAT NUMBER WILL INCREASE. LOOKING FORWARD TO GIVING YOU DUGOUT INTERVIEWS. WE HAVEMICED UP PLAYERS, INCLUDING FRANCISCO LINDOR. WE HAVE ONE OF YOUR RIVALS, LUIS GONZALEZ, JOINING. GREAT TO HAVE YOU ON BOARD. LUIS: GOOD TO BE JOINING YOU TODAY AND I AM FORWARD TO THE BROADCAST.

SCOTT: ONE MORE JOINING US IN A BIT. LET'S START WITH THE NEW YORK METS. WE DREW THIS UP FOR YOU, JOHN. THE SUBWAY PLATFORM IS STACKED WITH PLAYERS ON THE I.L.. AT ONE POINT, IT WAS SO CROWDED, THE NUMBER WAS UP TO 17. THIS WAS A BIG PART OF YOUR CHILDHOOD. JOHN: IT IS A LITTLE CLEANER THAN WHEN I GREW UP. SCOTT: THE METS HAVE WANTED IT NICE AND CLEAN. THEY ARE DOWN TO 13 PLAYERS ON THE INJURED LIST AT THE MOMENT. JACOB DEGROM BACK, COUPLE STARTS. KEVIN PILLAR IS BACK IN ACTION, IN THE STARTING LINEUP TODAY. PETE ALONSO ACTIVATED, MONDAY. SETH LUGO BACK WITH THE BIG-LEAGUE CLUB. QUITE A FEW PLAYERS STILL MISSING IN ACTION. JOHN: EVEN THE RAT WAS ON THE DL, WITH A SLICE OF PIZZA. SCOTT: HE COMES OUT THE BEST ON THE SUBWAY PLATFORM. HERE IS WHO HAS BEEN STEPPING UP. THE REPLACEMETS. PINCH-HIT, WALKOFF R.B.I. THE NAMES GO ON AND ON. JOHN: LONG YEAR, STARTERS GETTING HURT, THE GUYS HAVE TO STEP UP AND DO THE JOB.

THESE GUYS HAVE DONE A TREMENDOUS JOB HOLDING THE FORT. SCOTT:FARGAS ON THE I.L. NOW. TOMAS NIDO MAKING A NAME FOR HIMSELF. JOHN: REALLY GOOD BAT THIS YEAR, EARNING HIS PLAYING TIME. SCOTT: HE WILL SPLIT PLAYING TIME AT THE CATCHING POSITION WITH JAMES MCCANN. MCCANN IN THE STARTING LINEUP TODAY. JOSÉ PERAZA, BOTH GAMES THERE. JOHN: HE WAS A STARTER FOR THE REDS, PLAYED FOR THE RED SOX. HE IS USED TO PLAYING EVERYDAY. COMING OFF THE BENCH, NOTHING FOR HIM. SCOTT: JAMES MCCANN LOOKS LIKE HE BELONGS AT FIRST. TODAY HE IS BACK A CATCHER. JOHN: HE NEEDED THAT.

HE HAS BEEN STRUGGLING OFFENSIVELY. PLAYING A PRETTY GOOD FIRST BASE WHEN PETE ALONSO WAS OUT. HE STEPPED UP BIG TIME. SCOTT: THE SUBWAY RIDE IS NOT AS BUMPY AS IT APPEARS. FIRST-PLACE TEAM IN THE NL EAST. THESE ARE GOOD-LOOKING NUMBERS. A TEAM WE EXPECTED TO BE OFFENSE HEAVY IS MORE ABOUT PITCHING AND DEFENSE/ JOHN: THE PITCHING HAS CARRIED THEM SO FAR. YOU HAVE JACOB DEGROM, STROMAN, THEY HAVE BEEN DOING A TREMENDOUS JOB.

BULLPEN IS DOING A GOOD JOB. LAST NIGHT THEY HAVE A HICCUP BUT THE THREE STARTERS ARE CARRYING THE TEAM RIGHT NOW. SCOTT: LUIS, THE DIAMONDBACKS ARE 2-14 IN THE LAST 16. IT HAS BEEN A SLOW BURN THEY ARE HOPING TO ERASE NOW AND A FRESH MONTH. LUIS: NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. THEY WERE WAITING FOR JUNE TO COME AROUND. YOU SEE THE DRY SPELL HERE IN ARIZONA. THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET THINGS GOING. THEY HAVE HAD A LOT OF STRUGGLES. 20-36, SECOND WORST IN THE MAJORS. THEY HAVE HAD A LOT OF INJURIES AND JUST CANNOT FIND A WAY TO GET THINGS GOING. THERE ARE A FEW BRIGHT SPOTS IN THE DIAMONDBACKS LINEUP. SCOTT: ONE OF THE BRIGHT SPOTS IS A GUY WHO BROKE OUT WITH THE CLUB A COUPLE YEARS BACK AND AGAIN IS CONTRIBUTING IN THE R.B.I. DEPARTMENT AS MUCH AS ANY PLAYER IN BASEBALL. HE LEADS THE NATIONAL LEAGUE WITH 39 RBIS FUNGI. EDUARDO ESCOBAR. HE COULD BE IN SOME TRADES, COME JULY. LUIS: HE IS THE BIG RUN PRODUCER FOR THIS TEAM.

HE HAS HIT 16-17 GAMES. YOU SEE NOW THE CONTRACTS AFTER THE 2021 SEASON. THERE ARE A COUPLE PIECES THAT MAY BE SELLERS AT THE TRADE DEADLINE FOR THE DIAMONDBACKS. SCOTT: MAYBE MADISON BUMGARNER GOES ON ANOTHER RUN. QUITE A BIT OF TIME LEFT ON THE CONTRACT. HE IS STARTING TODAY. LET'S BRING IN STEVE GILBERT, OUT IN ARIZONA, LUCKY GUY. WHAT HAS LIFE BEEN LIKE FOR MADISON BUMGARNER AS A D-BACKS? STEVE: IT HAS BEEN A ROLLER COASTER. HE STRUGGLED WITH HIS VELOCITY. THIS SPRING AFTER A NORMAL OFF-SEASON, HIS VELOCITY IS BACK TO PRE-2020 LEVELS AND THAT HAS LED TO SUCCESS. AFTER A SLOW START, HE HAD FIVE REALLY GOOD STARTS, INCLUDING A NO-HITTER AGAINST THE BRAVES FOR SEVEN INNINGS IN ATLANTA. THE LAST TWO HAVE BEEN MORE OF A STRUGGLE FOR HIM. HIS ISSUES ARE WITH COMMAND, NOT SO MUCH VELOCITY. WHERE DOES HE THROW THE BALL IN CRUCIAL SITUATIONS? IF YOU CAN GET IT TO HIS ARM SIDE, THE BACKDOOR CUTTER TO RIGHT-HANDERS, MADISON WILL HAVE SUCCESS. LET'S SEE WHAT HE DOES WITH STRIKE ONE. IS HE ABLE TO DROP THE BACKDOOR CUTTER IN ON RIGHT-HANDED HITTERS? SCOTT: WE WILL BRING YOU LINEUP SEND FIRST PITCH FROM PHOENIX, WITH THE METS BATTLING THE DIAMONDBACKS ON YOUTUBE, NEXT.

♪ >> DON'T MAKE FUN OF ME OR MY BALLCLUB. >> THE HEART IS PALPITATING. ♪ >> AS RILEY SHOOTS THIS TO RIGHT FIELD, THAT IS WELL HIT. IT BOUNCES OFF, HE THEN FALLS DOWN. >> WENT OVER TO PICK IT UP. >> THE 1-1. OH! CAUGHT NOT LOOKING. HE WAS TRYING TO GIVE HIM THE HEADS UP. JUST DIDN'T EXPECT IT TO COME AT HIM. >> DON'T STRESS ANY OF THE LIGAMENTS IN YOUR FINGERS OR ANYTHING. >> HE IS TRYING! >> GOT IT! >> OFF AGAIN, TATIS.

HOSMER. INTO A SPLIT! STEALS SECOND. >> THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE. IT IS LIKE THE FLOOR EXERCISES IN THE OLYMPICS. SCOTT: THIS IS THE MLB GAME OF THE WEEK LIVE ON YOUTUBE PRESENTED BY STATE FARM. SCOTT AND JOHN FRANCO, LUIS GONZALEZ, STEVE GILBERT. JUST ROLLING ALONG IN ARIZONA. THE DIAMONDBACKS HOST THE METS. EACH TEAM HAS TAKEN A GAME SO FAR IN THIS THREE-GAME SET. LET'S INTRODUCE LUIS ROJAS' STAR TING NINE. LINDOR HAS EXCELLENT NUMBERS AGAINST ARIZONA. PETE ALONSO ACTIVATED MONDAY. KEVIN PILLAR BACK IN THE STARTING LINEUP FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE COMING BACK FROM BEING HIT BY A PITCH IN THE FACE, 95 MPH FASTBALL. WE WILL GET INTO IT. SMITH, THE ONLY LEFTY POSITION PLAYER IN TODAY.

PETERSON WILL PITCH. MADISON BUMGARNER IS A PLAYOFF LEGEND. THE SEASON, UPS AND DOWNS SO FAR. THREE WORLD SERIES RINGS, NLCS M.V.P., FOR TIME ALL-STAR AND HE CAN SWING THE BAT. LUIS: HE CAN DO A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING. HE IS A JACK OF ALL TRADES ON THE MOUND,, OFFENSIVELY AND ON THE MOUND. SCOTT: TODAY'S ODDS ARE COURTESY OF FANDUEL. OVER-UNDER A .5. JOHN: LOW-SCORING TODAY. I THINK BUMGARNER IS OFF TO A BAD START. I THINK HE IS AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME. I THINK HE WILL BE FINE. I COULD BE WRONG. [LAUGHTER] SCOTT: WE ARE UNDERWAY ON YOUTUBE. FIRST PITCH FOULED BACK. MADISON BUMGARNER HAS BEEN A BETTER PITCHER AT HOME SO FAR FOR ARIZONA.

COMING OFF A COUPLE CLUNKERS, 14 RUNS IN HIS LAST 10 INNINGS, TWO STARTS AGAINST COLORADO AND ST. LOUIS. MOSTLY FOUR-SEAMER AND A CUTTER. HE WILL MIX IN A CURVEBALL AS WELL. JOHN: THE CUTTER IS A BIG PITCH FOR HIM. ONE OF THE THINGS LUIS WAS TALKING ABOUT BEFORE THE GAME, HIS FRONT SIDE, HE IS LEADING TO MUCH WITH HIS FRONT SIDE, HIS PITCHING ARM, IS JUST DRAGGING THROUGH. SCOTT: CLOCKED, LEFT-FIELD, HEADING BACK, CASTRO, HE WILL PLAY IT OFF THE WALL. HE WILL GO BACK TO FIRST. BIG TURNAROUND. JONATHAN VILLAR IS ON BASE FOR A THIRD CONSECUTIVE GAME IN THE SERIES. JOHN: THE PITCH LOOKED LIKE A LAZY CUTTER. WASN'T A SHARP CUTTER. YOU HAVE TO TRY TO GET THAT TO HIS BACK LEG. TOO MUCH OF THE PLATE. LUIS: EXACTLY RIGHT. A LOT OF TIMES THAT IS HOW BUMGARNER, HE HAS BEEN CONSISTENT IN BEARING THE BALL DOWN AND IN OR A LOT OF TIMES GETTING HURT IN GAMES EARLY BECAUSE HE IS LEAVING IT UP IN THE STRIKE ZONE.

SCOTT: THAT BALL WAS TORCHED 108 MPH OFF THE BAT OF JONATHAN VILLAR. LINDOR SWINGING THROUGH 91 MPH. OK LUIS,, I MENTIONED THREE GAMES IN A ROW NOW, JONATHAN VILLAR HAS REACHED BASE IN HIS FIRST A.B.. MONDAY TUESDAY HE WALKS AND GETS PICKED OFF. [LAUGHTER] WHAT YOU THINK THEY ARE SAYING AT FIRST BASE NOW, HIM AND CHRISTIAN WALKER? I WILL KEEP MYSELF TIGHTER TO THE BAG HERE ON WEDNESDAY? LUIS: YEAH, OBVIOUSLY — [LAUGHTER] — WHEN YOU ARE GETTING ON BASE ALL THE TIME, YOU GET TO BECOME GOOD FRIENDS WITH THE FIRST BASEMAN OUT THERE. SCOTT: WALKER BACK AT FIRST BASE TODAY. LINDOR. JOHN: NICE TRY. TRYING TO GET THAT BACKDOOR CUTTER, RIGHT SIDE TO THE RIGHTIES TO GIVE UP ON IT. HE JUST MISSED. IF HE CAN GET IN A LITTLE MORE AND BE SUCCESSFUL TODAY, IT WILL BE A TOUGH DAY FOR THE METS. SCOTT: 2-2 SENT TO LEFT FIELD.

THAT WILL DROP. JONATHAN VILLAR WILL MOVE TO SECOND. BACK-TO-BACK SINGLES TO START THE DAY FOR THE METS OFFENSE. LUIS: ANOTHER FASTBALL OVER THE HEART OF THE PLATE. LINDOR IS LOOKING TO GET HOT, ONCE AGAIN, YOU CANNOT MAKE MISTAKES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ZONE AGAINST THESE HITTERS. SCOTT: LINDOR HAS GOTTEN HIS BATTING AVERAGE ABOVE THE 200 MARK NOW. .198 TO START THE DAY BUMPS UP TO .202. JOHN: HE HAS BEEN SWINGING THE BAT PRETTY GOOD LAST COUPLE GAMES, STARTING TO COME AROUND. PLAYING IN NEW YORK IS NOT EASY THE FIRST COUPLE MONTHS. HE WILL GET USED TO IT. THEY BOOED PIAZZA AND LOOK WHAT HE DID. SCOTT: THEY BECOME FAN FAVORITES REAL QUICK. JAMES MCCANN WAS OFF TO A SLOW START. PLAYED SOME FIRST BASE OVER THE LAST 1.5 WEEKS AND HIS BAT LIT UP. FOUR EXTRA-BASE HITS IN HIS LAST FOUR. 6-13. SPEED ON THE BASES. MCCANN SENDS ONE DEEP TO LEFT FIELD, FORGET ABOUT IT! JAMES MCCANN MUSCLES UP FOR HIS FOURTH HOME RUN OF THE SEASON.

THE METS GRAB A THREE NOTHING LEAD — 3-0 LEAD. JOHN: THREE PITCHES, THE FIRST THREE BATTERS. KNOCKING THE BALL IN ENOUGH. HIS WHOLE FRONT SIDE IS LEAKING OUT, THE BALL IS LABORING OVER THE LITTLE PART OF THE PLATE. LUIS: NICE PIECE OF HITTING RIGHT HERE BY MCCANN. GETS A GOOD PITCH DOWN THE HEART OF THE PLATE AND DOES NOT MISS ON A 92 MPH FASTBALL FROM BUMGARNER. SCOTT: YOU KNOW, GONZO, 92 MPH OVER THE MIDDLE THESE DAYS, WE ARE SEEING THAT OVER AND OVER. THAT IS THE SOFT STUFF IN MLB, A COUPLE TICS UNDER THE AVERAGE. LUIS: A GUY LIKE BUMGARNER, YOU HAVE TO HIT YOUR SPOTS. THEY WILL MAKE YOU PAY FOR IT IF YOU LEAVE IT OVER THE MIDDLE OF THE PLATE. THIS IS NOT THE START THE DIAMONDBACKS WANTED TO GET INTO, ESPECIALLY AFTER A HORRIBLE MAY COMING INTO JUNE. SCOTT: 411 FEET FOR MCCANN. IN THE MONTH OF MAY FOR ARIZONA, FIVE WINS, 24 LOSSES AFTER A 14-12 OPENING MONTH OF THE SEASON.

THE BLITZ IS ON HERE IN THE FIRST. PETE ALONSO NOW BEHIND 1-2. THAT IS SENT TO RIGHT CENTER AND THAT WILL DROP. SMITH OUT IN RIGHT TODAY. PETE ALONSO, USUALLY MR. EXIT VELOCITY, DID NOT NEED MUCH MUSTARD THERE TO FIND HIMSELF A KNOCK. JOHN: PROBABLY JAMMED HIM A LITTLE THERE. HE IS SO STRONG HE CAN HIT THE BALL ANYWHERE. LUIS: FIRST FOUR HITTERS OF THE METS, THE METS LOOK LIKE THEY HAVE BROUGHT THEIR HITTING SHOES THIS AFTERNOON FOR THIS GAME. SCOTT: I THINK CHRISTIAN WALKER HAS GOTTEN TO KNOW ALL THE HITTERS PASSING BY HIM AT FIRST BASE.

VERY SOCIAL TODAY MR. WALKER FOR ARIZONA. WELCOME BACK TO THE STARTING LINEUP, KEVIN PILLAR WAS ACTIVATED MONDAY. NO MASK AT THE PLATE. HE HAS THE SEA FLAT BATTING HELMET, HIS FIRST START SINCE MAY 17. HE CONNECTS, UP THE MIDDLE, THAT WILL GET THROUGH. THE CAROUSEL CONTINUES FOR NEW YORK. LUIS: THAT IS A TOUGH BREAK. YOU SEE INDECISIVENESS FROM THE SECOND BASEMAN AND SHORTSTOP. THEY LOOK LIKE THEY WERE BOTH GOING TO GO FOR THE BALL. THEY PEAKED AT EACH OTHER AND BOTH BROKE AWAY FROM IT. LUIS: TOUGH BREAK FOR BUMGARNER. THE BALL HIT.

JOHN: WHEN YOU ARE STRUGGLING WITH THE FIRST FOUR HITTERS, YOU GET THAT GROUNDBALL, YOU THINK THERE IS A DOUBLE PLAY, THERE IS MISCOMMUNICATION AND YOU SAY, WHAT IS GOING TO GO WRONG NOW? SCOTT: GO AHEAD. LUIS: VARGAS, PLAYING SECOND BASE, WAS JUST TRADED BACK TO THE DIAMONDBACKS TODAY FROM THE PIRATES. SO NOT A LOT OF WORK HIM AND NICK AHMED HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO TOGETHER. SCOTT: DOMINGO LEYBA DESIGNATED FOR ASSIGNMENT BY ARIZONA. NOW DOM SMITH, THE LONG LEFTY POSITION PLAYER IN THE LINEUP FOR NEW YORK TODAY. HE HAS BEEN LIGHTING IT UP THIS WEEK. HITS FOR THE FIRST FIVE BETTER SO FAR TODAY FOR THE METS. LUIS: YOU KNEW IT WOULD BE A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THESE NEW YORK METS, THEY HAVE TOO MANY GOOD HITTERS IN THEIR LINEUP.

THEY HAVE STRUGGLED ON THE ROAD BUT THESE GUYS CAN HIT. SCOTT: SMITH SENT A FASTBALL YESTERDAY TO DEEP CENTER FIELD AND SNAPPED A HOMERLESS DROUGHT THAT HAD LASTED 138 AT-BATS. HE RECEIVED M.V.P. VOTES LAST YEAR. HE LAYS OFF THE HIGH STUFF. 2-2. FLASHBACK LAST NIGHT, PART OF HIS THREE R.B.I. EVENING. SWEET SWING. JOHN: THE LEFT-HANDED PITCHER TOO. SCOTT: LEFTY ON LEFTY. LUIS: YOU KNOW, JOHNNY, ON THE MOUND, YOU ARE LABORING NOW. 21 PITCHES. STRESS ON THE FIELD. 3-2, NOBODY OUT. DOWN TO THE SIXTH HITTER IN THE LINEUP. SCOTT: SMITH SENDS ONE DEEP RIGHT FIELD, SMITH HEADING BACK, WALL AND HE MISSES IT! IT KICKS UP AGAINST THE FENCE.

THAT WILL BRING EVERYBODY OVER TO ANOTHER BASE. WE ARE LOADED UP HERE IN THE FIRST WITH NOBODY OUT. NOT ENOUGH TO LEAVE THE YARD. SMITH COULD NOT LINE IT UP IN RIGHT. DOM SMITH CONNECTS FOR A SINGLE. LUIS: LONG SINGLE. TOUGH BREAK. PAVIN SMITH, NORMALLY FIRST BASEMAN, GOT DRAFTED IS ONE, YOU SEE THE ANGLE, HE THOUGHT HE WAS AT THE CUT THAT SHOOTS OUT A LITTLE TOWARD THE BULLPEN. HE FELT LIKE HE RAN OUT OF ROOM AND HE STILL HAD MORE TERRITORY. SCOTT: HARD CONTACT, CERTAINLY NO BREAKS FOR MADISON BUMGARNER IN THIS FIRST INNING. IT WAS A BUMPY RIDE FOR HIM LAST TIME AROUND AGAINST ST. LOUIS, FRIDAY. JOHN: THE RUNNERS HAD TO HOLD TO MAKE SURE HE DID NOT CATCH THE BALL. THEY ARE LOOKING TO TAG UP, THAT IS WHY THEY DID NOT SCORE ON THAT. SCOTT: FIVE SINGLES. LUIS: THEY MIGHT HAVE RULED THAT A HIT. JOHN: AIN'T GOT NO LEATHER ON IT. YOU WILL TAKE THAT. LUIS: ABSOLUTELY. HE DIDN'T GET THE R.B.I.

BUT HE WILL SACRIFICE THE ROUTINE OUT FOR A BASE HIT. JOHN: ABSOLUTELY. SCOTT: THIS HAS BEEN A NIGHTMARE IN THE FIRST FOR BUMGARNER. SIX HITS FOR THE FIRST SIX METS, FIVE SINGLES PLUS THE THREE RUN HOMER FROM MCCANN. CATCH PROBABILITY ON THAT LAST FLY BALL WAS 95% FROM STATCAST. ON THE GROUND, GOOD FOR ONE, THE THROW TO FIRST, THEY DOUBLED THEM UP. FIRST OUTS OF THE GAME. PETE ALONSO COMES ACROSS TO MAKE IT 4-0. LUIS: RIGHT NOW THE WAY THAT WAS GOING, BUMGARNER WOULD GLADLY TRADE THAT. TAKE THAT DOUBLE PLAY. SCOTT: PETE ALONSO SHAKING HIS HEAD. JOHN: HE PROBABLY THINKS HE SHOULD HAVE SCORED ON THAT. KNOWING HIM THE WAY I KNOW HIM, THAT IS WHAT HE IS THINKING. SCOTT: OVERALL, A SATISFYING OPENING FRAME SO FAR FOR THE METS.

LUIS: THEY WILL TAKE IT. JOHN: YOU NEVER HAVE ENOUGH. KEEP ADDING ON, KEEP TAGGING ON. SCOTT: MAN ON THIRD. GREAT NUMBERS FOR PERAZA IN HIS CAREER AGAINST BUMGARNER, 4-9. IT WAS 4-0 YESTERDAY FOR NEW YORK. ONE RUN GAME IN THE NINTH WITH TWO OUTS. JOSH ROJAS EVENED THE GAME UP AT 4-4. D-BACKS WIN IT THANKS TO A JOSH REDDICK DOUBLE IN THE 10TH. MCCANN HAD THE R.B.I. FOR NEW YORK LAST NIGHT. LATE SWING FROM PERAZA. THAT IS A GOOD LOOK, JOSH REDDICK, MR. WALK-OFF YESTERDAY. LUIS: I THINK HE DID THAT JUST TO TRY AND GET THE TEAM GOING. I DON'T KNOW HOW THAT HAPPENS BUT TO TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND MOTIVATE THE GUYS. SCOTT: WHOEVER THE STYLIST WAS, PERFECTLY MATCHED THE COLOR OF THE HAIR WITH THE UNIFORM. [LAUGHTER] LUIS: I HEARD AN INTERVIEW WITH HIM. HIS WIFE BOUGHT THE PRODUCT AND IT WASHES OUT EVERY NIGHT WHEN HE GETS IN THE SHOWER. HE CAN WASH THAT OUT.

HE SAID AS LONG AS THEY WIN, HE WILL KEEP THAT COLOR. RIGHT NOW, LOOKS LIKE HE MAY BE CHANGING IT. THERE IS A LOT OF GAME LEFT. THE COLOR MAY HAVE TO CHANGE AFTER TODAY. SCOTT: PAYOFF TO PERAZA. ROLLER. ESCOBAR WITH THE LONG THROW ACROSS AND THE INNING COMES TO A CLOSE. SIX HITS FOR NEW YORK, FOUR RUNS INCLUDING JAMES MCCANN WITH A MAMMOTH BLAST TO LEFT. 4-0 BOTTOM FIRST ON YOUTUBE. >> JACOB DEGROM, EIGHT HITS, TWO RBIS. >> ONE INTO RIGHT FOR A BASE HIT. HE WILL BE WAVED AROUND. THE THROW TO THE PLATE.

JACOB DEGROM, M.V.P. >> TWO OUTS, RUNNER AT SECOND WILL BRING UP PETE ALONSO. >> DRILLS ONE IN THE AIR TO DEEP LEFT FIELD. THAT BALL IS OUT OF HERE! >> PETE ALONSO, TWO MORE RBIS, FOUR ON THE NIGHT AND THE METS HAVE BROKEN THINGS OPEN, NOW 5-0 NEW YORK. >> DEGROM GOES SIX IN HIS SECOND START BACK FROM THE INJURED LIST. TYPICAL BRILLIANCE FROM DEGROM. >> KEVIN PILLAR GETTING A HUGE HAND FROM HIS DUGOUT. >> HOW INCREDIBLE IT IS HE IS BACK IN THE BOX LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AFTER GETTING HIT IN THE FACE. >> IT GOES THROUGH FOR A BASE HIT! >> KEVIN PILLAR TWO WEEKS AFTER GETTING HIT FLUSH ON THE NOSE, UNDERGOING SURGERY, COMES BACK AND GETS A BASE HIT HIS FIRST TIME UP.

SCOTT: FOUR RUN FIRST FOR THE METS. TIME FOR THE DIAMONDBACKS TO ANSWER. YOU'RE STARTING LINEUP BEGINS WITH A CATCHER IN THE LEADOFF SPOT. ESCOBAR LEADS THE NL IN RBIS. PAVIN SMITH WITH A 12 GAME HIT STREAK, HAD A HOME RUN YESTERDAY. MADISON BUMGARNER CAN SWING THE BAT IN THE NINE SPOT, IF HE IS STILL IN THE GAME BY THEN. REAL TALK. [LAUGHTER] DAVID PETERSON WORKING WITH A HEALTHY FOUR RUN CUSHION BEFORE HE STARTS HIS DAY, MAKING HIS 19TH CAREER START. LAST YEAR, DEBUTED WITH THE METS IN JULY. STRONG ROOKIE CAMPAIGN. HIS SOPHOMORE SEASON HAS BEEN MORE INCONSISTENT. JOHN: BUMPY ROAD THESE LAST COUPLE STARTS. LAST START, WENT SIX INNINGS, GAVE UP THREE RUNS, CAME OUT FEELING GOOD. HE IS STILL BEING INCONSISTENT. SCOTT: WE WILL WATCH THE SLIDER TODAY AS HE STARTS KELLY WITH A FASTBALL. THAT IS THE PITCH LUIS ROJAS SAID HAS HAD INCONSISTENCY WITH SHAPE COMPARED TO LAST YEAR.

HE ATTRIBUTED SOME OF THAT TO THE FACT HE HAD BEEN WORKING SO MUCH ON THE REST OF HIS ARSENAL THAT HE LOST A FEEL FOR THE PITCH. JOHN: HE HAS BEEN THROWING TO THE CHANGEUP AND THE TWO-SEAMER. I SAW HIM IN THE MINOR LEAGUES, HE WASN'T THROWING AS HARD AS HE IS NOW BUT HE WAS CONSISTENT WITH THE SLIDER. IT IS A TOUCHY-FEELY PITCH, THE SLIDER. YOU HAVE TO KEEP THROWING IT TO GET A FEEL FOR IT. SCOTT: 2-2 TO CARSON KELLY. YOU DO NOT SEE A CATCHER IN THE LEADOFF SPOT EVERY DAY, GONZO, BUT HE IS LIKE TO JOHN: HE IS TRYING TO GET HIS BETTER HITTERS AT THE TOP OF THE ORDER. THERE ARE A CORE OF SWITCH HITTERS. ONE LEFT-HANDER. WHEN YOU LOOK AT DAVID PETERSEN, HIS SPREADS AGAINST LEFT-HANDERS AND RIGHT-HANDERS, LEFT-HANDERS WERE HITTING HIM A LOT AT HER.

SCOTT: — A LOT BETTER. SCOTT: IT IS A STARK CONTRAST. RIGHTIES AT .205. LUIS: I THINK THAT HAS A LOT TO DO WITH HIS SLIDER. HE HAS ALWAYS THROWN THREE CHANGEUPS TO A LEFTY ALL YEAR. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME HE THREW CHANGEUPS TO A LEFTY. JOHN: YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT HE WOULD HAVE MORE LEFT-HANDERS IN THEIR. TODAY, WITH THE ANALYTICS IN TODAY'S DAY AND AGE, THE NUMBERS ARE USUALLY'S ADDING OUT TO PUT MORE LEFT-HANDERS IN THE LINE UP AGAINST HIM. THE D-BACKS DID NOT DO THAT TODAY. SCOTT: HERE IS BUMGARNER. TODAY, FOUR LEFTIES ON THE BENCH FOR ARIZONA. BALL FOUR. KELLY HAS BEEN EXCELLENT WITH HIS PLATE DISCIPLINE THIS YEAR. THE LEADOFF WALK SET UP DAVID PETERSEN.

LUIS: HE IS CONSISTENT WITH RELEASE POINT. HE HAS TO WORK WITH HIS RELEASE POINT. HE HAS GOT TO STAY DOWN WITH HIS CHANGEUP. HE HAS THROWN 100. A CHANGEUP THIS YEAR TO LEFT-HANDED HITTERS. SCOTT: OPPOSING BATTERS ARE JUST 2-22 AGAINST HIS CHANGEUP THIS YEAR. I ASKED IF HE SHOULD BE USING IT MORE. LUIS: I DEFINITELY THINK HE SHOULD. JOHN: HE IS THE GUY THAT RELIES A LOT ON THE HEAVY SINKER TO GET THAT GROUNDBALL DOUBLE PLAY. LUIS: THAT WAS THE CHANGEUP RIGHT THERE. JUST GOT A LITTLE BIT AHEAD OF HIMSELF. THE SHOT OPEN, AND HE DID NOT STAY CLOSED ON IT. GOT TO STAY THAT CHANGEUP. SCOTT: I'M GOING TO THROW SOMETHING OUT THERE. IT MAY BE A BIT UNCONVENTIONAL.

MARTE SYNCS ONE DEEP LEFT, AND HE HAS GOT HIMSELF A TWO RUN SHOT. KETEL MARTE POWERS UP FOR HIS FOURTH OF THE YEAR. IT IS 4-2. LUIS: THAT WAS A CHANGEUP THAT DID NOT GET DOWN IN THE ZONE. IT STOOD UP IN THE ZONE. JOHN: I'M STARTING TO WORRY ABOUT FRANCO'S OVER-UNDER. WE ARE NOT EVEN OUT OF THE FIRST INNING. WE HAVE SIX RUNS ALREADY SCORED. NOBODY OUT IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FIRST.

SCOTT: IT IS A CAMEO DAY FOR YOU. YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT. JOHN: I THINK IT WAS A SLIDER. I DON'T THINK IT WAS A CHANGEUP. A LITTLE DOT ON IT. IT JUST LINGERED IN THERE. JOHN: IT WAS A SLIDER, AND THAT WAS THE PROBLEM FOR PETERSEN. LAST TIME, THE ROCKIES TOOK ADVANTAGE. IT HAS ACTUALLY BEEN A WHILE SINCE WE SAW PETERSEN, COMING OFF EIGHT DAYS OF REST. THERE IS THE SLIDER. LUIS: CAUGHT THE BALL ON HIS BACK LEG. LOOK WHERE THAT IS, RIGHT OVER THE PLATE. SCOTT: MARTE HAS TWO HOME RUNS IN THE LAST WEEK THAT HAVE GONE OVER 450 FEET. HE HAD A 457 FOOTER OVER THE WEEKEND. LUIS: I WANT YOU TO KNOW THE REASON I SAID THE RUNS WERE GOING TO RESULT IS BECAUSE I AM A PITCHER.

JOHN: THERE YOU GO. THIS WILL FRUSTRATE A MANAGER AND IT PITCHING COACH RIGHT NOW. YOU ARE STRUGGLING, JUST AS BUMGARNER DID. YOU HAVE TO WONDER IF HIM SITTING IN THE DUGOUT FOR THAT LONG INNING, THAT LONG AMOUNT OF TIME, MIGHT HAVE HAD SOME LINGERING EFFECT TO HIM. LUIS: THAT IS A GOOD POINT, SITTING AROUND AND WAITING. SCOTT: ESCOBAR SWINGING FOR ANOTHER STATE. LINDOR WITH A COUPLE OF GOLD GLOVES. POPPED UP. AND THE CALL MADE BY THE SECOND BASEMAN FOR OUT NUMBER ONE. ESCOBAR RETIRED. HE IS MIKE. TODAY AND HE IS A JAM. — MIC'ED UP TODAY AND HE IS A GEM. >> WHAT HAPPENED? SAY HELLO TO EVERYBODY. DO YOU SEE ME? OK. A BEAUTIFUL DAY TO PLAY BASEBALL. HOW ARE YOU DOING? NICE SHOES TODAY.

SCOTT: THAT IS AS GOOD OF A MIC CHECK AS THERE IS. EDUARDO IS ONE OF THE, I WOULD SAY, THIS CLUBHOUSE GUYS, AND ALSO BEST COMEDIANS IN THE SPORT. I THINK A GLOBAL AUDIENCE WILL ENJOY HEARING HIM THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON. I MEAN TOREY LOVULLO SAID HE IS THE GUY THAT HANDLES SOME OF HIS BUSINESS IN THE CLUBHOUSE SOMETIMES, AND DOES IT IN A LIGHT-MANNERED WAY. JOHN: HE REALLY KEEPS THE CLUBHOUSE LOOSE. WHEN PLAYERS WALK HIM, THEY ALWAYS SEEM TO FIND A GUY LIKE HIM. THEY WANT TO BE AROUND PLAYERS THAT BRING A LOT OF THAT ENERGY EACH AND EVERY DAY, AND HE IS ONE OF THEM.

SCOTT: CHRISTIAN WALKER, CHOP SHOP — CHOP SHOP GETS THROUGH THE RIGHT SIDE. JOHN: THE SHIFT ON AGAINST HIM THAT TIME. SCOTT: WALKER, ANOTHER BASE RUNNER FOR ARIZONA. LUIS: THE THING WITH THE SHIFT IS, IF YOU ARE GOING TO PITCH AWAY, AND THE SHIFT DOES NOT HOLD, THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PET PEEVE OF MINE. YOU SHOULD PITCH INTO THE DEFENSES. IF THERE IS A SHIFT AND YOU ARE PITCHING AWAY, THERE IS NOBODY IN THAT SPOT RIGHT THERE. SCOTT: WHO IS THAT ON? IS THAT ON THE CATCHER TO TRY TO FORCE HIM TO PITCH IN A DIFFERENT LOCATION? LUIS: MAYBE HE MISSED A SPOT. MAYBE HE PITCHED AWAY. BEFORE THE GAME, THEY HAD A GAME PLAN ON HOW TO PITCH EACH HITTER. MAYBE HE JUST MISSED HIS SPOT THERE.

SCOTT: PAVIN SMITH SWING THROUGH THE OFFSPEED STUFF. IT IS 0-2. JOHN: THIS KID HAS BEEN ONE OF THE BRIGHT SPOTS FOR THE DIAMONDBACKS. THEY WERE HOPING TO BRING HIM OFF THE BENCH AND GET A COUPLE OF SPOTS STARTS, AND HE HAS WORKED HIS WAY INTO THE LINEUP, PLAYING ALL THREE OUTFIELD POSITIONS AND PLAYING FIRST BASE. SCOTT: TAKES THE PITCH DOWN AND AWAY. HAD A HUGE A.B. IN THE 10TH. BUT BEFORE THAT YESTERDAY, HE SMACKS HIS FIFTH HOME RUN OF THE SEASON. A SHOT OF MARCUS STROMAN TO RIGHT FIELD. 35 FEET ON THE BELT HIGH FASTBALL. A NICE BACKDROP. NOT A FLIP. A DROP FROM THE ROOKIE, HOOKED — WHO TOREY LOVULLO SAYS LOOKS LIKE A VETERAN FROM DAY ONE. BEST RICKY IN HITS. TIED FOR THE MOST EXTRA-BASE HITS WITH GARCIA SECOND IN RUNS AND FIFTH IN O.P.S. JOHN: A QUIET KID. HE JUST GOES ABOUT HIS BUSINESS EVERY DAY.

HE IS LEARNING HOW TO PLAY THE OUTFIELD ON THE FLY. SCOTT: SEVENTH OVERALL PICK IN 2017. PETERSEN IN THAT DRAFT 13 SELECTIONS LATER. JOHN: THE ROUTE WE ARE TAKING, IT IS GOING TO BE A BULLPEN GAME. SCOTT: LIVE CHAT IS BUZZING AND THEY ARE THINKING THE SAME THING, THE YOUTUBE CREATORS. HERE COMES THE SLUGFEST. I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU. I'M TOTALLY DOWN FOR A HIGH-SCORING GAME. IT LOOKS LIKE YOU WERE GOING TO GET YOUR WISH. SMITH WAS DOWN 0-2 ON THAT MAYBE — ON THAT A.B. THAT IS A ROOKIE WHO HAS KEPT HIS PATIENTS IN CHECK. JOHN: LOOKS LIKE A GOOD YOUNG PLAYER. RIGHT NOW, EARLY IN HIS CAREER, I CONSIDER HIM A DOUBLE SITTER. AS TIME GOES ON AND HE LEARNS MORE ABOUT HIS SWING AND HIS POWER DOES SHE HAS A LONG WHEN YOU SHOWED A LITTLE WHILE AGO.

HE IS GOING TO HIT SOME HOME RUNS WHEN SHE — ONCE HE DEVELOPS INTO A BETTER PROFESSIONAL HITTER, BUT HER THAN HE IS RIGHT NOW. SCOTT: DOWNSTAIRS, NICK AHMED. IT LOOKS LIKE WE ARE GOING TO START TO GET SOME ACTION IN THE METS BULLPEN. ROBERT GSELLMAN GETTING UP. THERE HE IS. I IT WENT AROUND, A BALL AND A STRIKE. THE FIRST SIX METS REACH, ALL HITS. AND ON THE DIAMONDBACKS SIDE, THE FIRST FOUR OUT OF FIVE REACH HERE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FRAME.

JOHN: LIKE LUIS SAID BEFORE, YOU WANT TO THROW IS ZERO AS QUICK AS YOU CAN AND GET BACK INTO THAT HIT. AND YOU CAN SEE WHAT HE IS DOING HERE. NOT TO KEEP REPEATING MYSELF, BUT YOU CAN SEE HIS FRONT SHOULDER IS FLYING OVER, AND THAT IS LEAVING EVERYTHING FOR THE PLATE. JOHN: YOU CAN TELL HE IS STRUGGLING TO GET IT AROUND. AND SOMETIMES THOSE YOUNG PITCHERS ARE SCARED TO PITCH IN THE ZONE TO CONTACT. >> HIS RELEASE POINT IS ALL OVER THE PLACE RIGHT NOW. MUCH HIS FRONT SHOULDER AS HE FLIES RIGHT OVER IT. SCOTT: DOES A LONG LAYOFF DO ANYTHING FOR YOU? HE IS COMING OFF OF EIGHT DAYS OF REST. THEY PUSHED HIM BACK TO GET DEGROM IN THERE, AND STROMAN FLIP WITH HIM YESTERDAY. JOHN: I THINK THE LONG LAYOFF — SHE GOT A RAINOUT. HE GOT BUMPED FOR DEGROM, BUMP FOR STROMAN. THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ARE LOW MAN ON THE TOTEM POLE. SCOTT: PITCHED LAST WEEK ON MONDAY AGAINST COLORADO.

AND HE WALKED AHMED. LUIS: WE MIGHT GO OVER 8.5 IN THE FIRST INNING. SCOTT: IN HIS SECOND SEASON AS METS MANAGER, HE HAS WATCHED THREE FREE PASSES, A SINGLE, AND A TWO RUN HOME RUN. WE ARE AT 14 MINUTES ON THE TIME. LUIS: IT IS GETAWAY DAY. YOU ALWAYS WANT A QUICK GAME ON GETAWAY DAY. IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE IT IS SHAPING UP TO BE THAT. JOHN: YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT. THE GUYS WANT TO GET TO THE NEXT TOWN AND GET IN EARLY ENOUGH TO HAVE A GOOD DINNER, BUT IT IS NOT LOOKING THAT WAY RIGHT NOW. THANK GOODNESS WE HAVE THE ROOF CLOSED, BECAUSE IT IS GOING TO BE A COOL 105 OUTSIDE.

SCOTT: VERY VALUABLE, THE RETRACTABLE ROOF AT CHASE FIELD. THERE IT IS. CLOSED UP TODAY. IT IS A HOT ONE. THIS IS THE SPOT. A POOL IN THE OUTFIELD. VARGAS TAKES A STRIKE. LUIS: JEREMY HEFNER, THE PITCHING COACH, CAME OUT, PROBABLY JUST TO SETTLE HIM DOWN. TELL EVERYBODY WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO. STAY BACK A LITTLE BIT. JUST BE FREE AND EASY INSTEAD OF AIMING THE BALL. JOHN: A LOT OF TIMES, A COACH WILL GO OUT THERE TO GIVE HIM A LITTLE BREATHER, CATCH HIS BREATH A LITTLE BIT, NOT TRY TO OVEREXERT HIMSELF OUT THERE. THE POOL SHUT WAS GREAT. I WAS LOOKING FOR STEVE GILBERT TO RELAX OUT THERE. SCOTT: I'M SURPRISED THEY DID NOT SET YOU UP THERE, GONZO. LUIS: I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO BE OUT THERE TODAY. JOHN: HE IS JUST GUIDING HIS BREAKING BALL NOW. HE IS NOT THROWING IT WITH ANYTHING BEHIND. HE DOES NOT FEEL SAFE. HE DOES NOT FEEL SECURE WITH IT.

SCOTT: HE DID NOT HAVE HIS BEST STUFF LAST WEEK. ENDED UP PUTTING UP A QUALITY OUTING. VARGAS, CHOPPER ON THE GROUND. THAT IS GOING TO GET THROUGH THE INFIELD, AND IT IS GOING TO SCORE TWO FOR THE DIAMONDBACKS. WE ARE TIED IN THE FIRST. I'LL TOMORROW VARGAS JUST TRADED FOR THIS AFTERNOON SHOWS UP IN THE LINEUP. HE IS BACK WITH THE DIAMONDBACKS. WE HAVE A FRESH BALLGAME IN THE OPENING INNING. LUIS: THAT IS A GOOD WAY TO MAKE YOUR PRESENCE KNOWN. JOHNNY WAS TALKING ABOUT EARLIER. THAT IS A ROUTINE DOUBLE PLAY GROUND BALL BACK IN THE DAY. NOT TODAY, WITH THE SHIFT GOING ON. THAT IS A BASE HIT FOR TWO R.B.I.'S. JOHN: I KNOW IF I GOT MY GROUND BALL LIKE THAT AND I TURN AROUND AND I DON'T SEE A SECOND BASEMAN — A LITTLE HEAT RIGHT NOW.

THAT IS THE WAY THE GAME IS RIGHT NOW. LUIS: THAT IS THE SAME THING THAT HAPPENED TO BUMGARNER. HE GOT A BALL THAT WAS HIT A LITTLE BIT TO THE LEFT OF THE SHORTSTOP. WHEN YOU HAVE A SECOND BASEMAN PLAYING ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE INFIELD AND THE SHORTSTOP IS PLAYING IN THE FIVE HOLE OVER BETWEEN SECOND AND THIRD, THOSE BALLS GET THROUGH FOR BASE HITS. SCOTT: YOU LOVE AND WHEN IT DOEU ARE GOING TO HEAR IT FROM THE GUYS. LUIS: ESPECIALLY OLD GUYS LIKE US. >> ONE ON, TWO OUT HERE IN THE TOP OF THE FOURTH INNING. >> DOM HITS ONE DEEP TO RIGHT CENTER. IT IS OUT OF HERE. THE METS LEAD IT, 2-0. >> AFTER WE LEFT TO GO TO BREAK, A BIT OF A DUSTUP. JAWING AT EACH OTHER AFTER ROJAS MADE THE FINAL OUT OF THE INNING. BOTH DOUG GETS EMPTY. 4-0 LEAD. PAVIN SMITH HAS BEEN THE HOTTEST HITTER IN THE LINEUP.

>> PAVIN SMITH CRUNCHES ONE, WAY BACK. GOODBYE. >> THE METS LEAD HAS SHRUNK TO 4-3. >> NO RUNS ALLOWED. BUT THE TYING RUN AT THIRD AND TWO OUT IN THE LAST OF THE NINTH, JOSH ROJAS, WHO HAD THE DUSTUP WITH MARCUS STROMAN AT THE END OF THE FIFTH INNING. >> JOSH ROJAS, WHO HAD SOME WORDS WITH STROMAN, GETS THE SHOW. >> THE TYING AND WINNING RUNS ARE ON BASE. >> FAIR BALL INTO THE CORNER. >> HERE COMES ESCOBAR! HERE COMES PAVIN SMITH? DIAMONDBACKS ARE GOING TO WIN THE BALLGAME! SCOTT: IT IS THE MLB GAME OF THE WEEK. SCOTT BRAUN, JOHN FRANCO, LUIS GONZALEZ STEVE GILBERT. THE VALLEY OF THE SUN. THERE HAS BEEN NO SHORTAGE OF HEAT SO FAR IN THE OPENING INNING. ROBERT GSELLMAN IN. DAVID PETERSEN DOES NOT GET THROUGH THE FIRST.

SEVEN BATTERS FACED. 35 PITCHES. HE LEAVES, GIVING UP FOUR RUNS. THERE IS A MAN HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ON FIRST AND ON THIRD. HE WAS IS SOMEONE WITH A NICE E.R.A. ON THE SEASON. THEY HOPE IT IS A LONG ONE. JOHN: THEY HAVE TO STRETCH IT OUT OR IT IS GOING TO BE ABLE LIKE LOUIS SAID EARLIER. FOR SOMEONE HAS A SINKER, SLIDER. EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, HE COULD LOSE HIS CONTROL A LITTLE BIT. SCOTT: THAT WILL CERTAINLY HELP THE CAUSE. A POP-UP OFF THE BAT OF TIM LOCASTRO. FIRST PITCH ON THE RELIEVER HERE. LOCASTRO WENT AFTER IT. STEVE: THAT IS A TOUGH AT BAT. YOU'VE GOT FIRST AND THIRD. YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DRIVE.

HE DID NOT WANT TO DO WHAT HE DID HERE. WANTED TO GET THE RUNNER AND FROM THIRD. — IN FRON T — FROM THIRD. SCOTT: REMEMBER WHEN MADISON BUMGARNER WAS PITCHING IN THE FIRST? NOW HE IS AT THE PLATE. JOHN: PRETTY GOOD HITTER. GOT TO BE CAREFUL WITH HIM. SCOTT: 19 CAREER HOME RUNS AS A PITCHER AT THE PLATE. ALSO HAS A PINCH-HIT HOME RUN ON HIS RESUME. HAS NOT HIT ONE YET WITH ARIZONA. LAST YEAR, WE HAD THE D.H. IN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE'S. LIMITED MAYBE — LIMITED A.B.'S SO FAR.

THE LAST 50 YEARS, THE ONLY GUY WHO DID IT MORE OFTEN WAS CARLOS ZAMBRANO. BUMGARNER IS THE KIND OF VETERAN THAT MIGHT STILL GIVE THIS TEAM 5, 6 INNINGS BASED OFF HIS TRACK RECORD. LUIS: BUMGARNER WILL TRY TO FIGURE IT OUT AS HE IS GOING OUT THERE. MAYBE GET FIVE INNINGS, MAYBE SIX INNINGS. SCOTT: FOR THE METS, PEDERSON FAILED TO MAKE IT OUT OF THE FIRST FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS CAREER. VARGAS AND AHMED ARE ON. THAT MISSES HIM TO BUMGARNER. THE TWO WORST OUTINGS FOR DAVID PETERSEN. IN HIS TWO-YEAR CAREER SO FAR, BOTH COME AGAINST ARIZONA. ANOTHER ONE, 1.2 ON MAY 7. SCOTT: NO DOUBLE SWITCH. GO AHEAD, GONZO. LUIS: THAT IS TOUGH ON A PITCHER. HE HAS TO SIT THERE FOR EIGHT MORE INNINGS AND WATCH THIS BALLGAME. SCOTT: LOOK WHAT WE DID HERE. ODDS COURTESY OF FANDUEL. ALREADY AT EIGHT. ONE MORE, AND YOU ARE IN BUSINESS. I LIKE YOUR CHANCES. LUIS: YOU ARE WELCOME.

THEY ARE NOT LISTENING TO ME. GSELLMAN HAS SO MUCH MOVEMENT ON HIS FASTBALL. SINKS ONE WAY, SINKS ANOTHER WAY, DIFFERENT ARM SLOT. JOHN: I WAS AN ESSAY THAT. HIS FIRST PITCH HE THREW TO BUMGARNER GO FOR RIGHT NOW ON HIS BACK FOOT. IT IS AMAZING HOW MUCH MOVEMENT HE HAS. SCOTT: BUMGARNER, SOLID CONTACT INTO LEFT. THE D-BACKS JUMP AHEAD. IT IS 5-4. THE R.B.I. SINGLE FROM THE PITCHER'S SPOT IN THE FIRST ARIZONA HAS CLIMBED ALL THE WAY BACK. LUIS: THAT IS A GOOD HITTING PITCHER.

STEVE: TO SAY THIS IS A CRAZY GAME ALREADY IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT, I WOULD IMAGINE. SCOTT: HERE IS MAD BUM. A BARNBURNER TODAY IN ARIZONA. HE OWNS A RANCH. I FEEL LIKE YOU WOULD LIKE THE PHRASE. CARSON KELLY WITH HIS SECOND AT-BAT OF THE INNING. JUST TO GO BACK TO SOMETHING I WAS DREAMING OF PREVIOUSLY, NO DOUBLE SWITCH, AND GSELLMAN IS GOING TO LEAD OFF IN THE SECOND. JOHN: IF SETH LUGO IS BACK, HE COULD BE THERE LONG THEM. CURIOUS TO SEE IF THEY DO.

SCOTT: WHEN NOW THEY TRAIL BY A RUN. NINE RUNS IN THE OPENING INNING. HERE IN THE DESERT, THE METS POWERED UP, BUT SO DID THE DIAMONDBACKS. KETEL MARTE WITH A 451 FOOT SHOT DIAMONDBACKS IN THE FIRST. >> THE QUESTION RIGHT NOW FOR ME FOR THE METS IS, WHAT IS NEW YORK GOING TO GET OUT OF THIS GUY? HE HAS A BAD BACK. HE HAS SPINAL STENOSIS. >> HE HAS MISSED 115 REGULAR SEASON GAMES. >> STILL TRYING TO GET ON TRACK. HE IS 2-11 ON THE SERIES, HITTING JUST .171 DURING THE POSTSEASON. >> WILL HIT TO LEFT FIELD. IT MAY GO. GOING BACK.

HERE IT GOES — HOME RUN! DAVID PRICE GETS HIS FIRST HOMER IN THE SERIES. AND THE METS HAVE TAKEN A 2-1 LEAD. >> ALL THOSE SUMMERS AND COUNTLESS HOURS SPENT IN THE BACKYARD, AND THEN YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE. YOUR FIRST AT-BAT AT HOME IN YOUR FIRST WORLD SERIES, YOU GET YOUR CHANCE TO HIT A HOME RUN, TO COME TO FRIENDS, FAMILY, FANS, THE CITY. GOING TO BE ONE OF THE BEST MOMENTS I EVER HAVE ON A BASEBALL FIELD. SCOTT: WE ARE HEADING INTO THE SECOND IN ARIZONA BUT LET'S TAKE A STROLL BACK TO 1989. TODD PRATT IN NLDS GAME FOUR, OVER THE WALL, AND THAT WILL DO IT. NO STEVE FINLEY DOES NOT HAVE THE BASEBALL. TWO FRIENDS ON THE CALL TODAY BOTH INVOLVE. LUIS GONZALEZ SHAKING HIS HEAD WATCHING THE HIGHLIGHTS RIGHT NOW. LUIS: I REMEMBER THAT LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY. I WAS THE WINNING PITCHER OF THE GAME.

>> I WAS TRYING TO FORGET THAT LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY. [LAUGHTER] NOW I HAVE TO SIT HERE AND STEW OVER THAT FOR THE NEXT EIGHT INNINGS. SCOTT: WHAT DO YOU? YOU HAVE THE RING. LUIS: YOU ARE ONE UP ON ME WITH THAT. >> I KNOW, BUT HONESTLY I FELT LIKE WE HAD JUST AS GOOD A TEAM IN 1999 AS WE DID IN 2001. THAT WAS A GREAT SERIES. I STILL REMEMBER FINLEY RUNNING INTO THE WALL AND TRYING TO MAKE THAT. IT WAS A GREAT SERIES. LUIS: I GUESS THEY ARE GOING TO KEEP GSELLMAN IN THE GAME AND TRY TO GET A LITTLE LENGTH OUT OF HIM. THREE OR FOUR INNINGS. MAYBE TWO OR THREE INNINGS. THE BULLPEN IS WELL RESTED SIDES TREVOR MAY, I WOULD SAY. SCOTT: FOR SO MANY FORMER STARTER. IT IS BASICALLY LIKE GETTING A START. YOU SEE HOW BUMGARNER LOOKS HERE IN THE SECOND ALL METS REACHED VIA HITS. THE METS OPEN A GAME WITH SIX STRAIGHT HITS FOR THE SECOND TIME IN FRANCHISE HISTORY.

THE LAST ONE IS JUNE 25, 1979, AGAINST THE PIRATES COMING IN THE SECOND OF A DOUBLE DIP AT SHEA STADIUM. STATE FARM DEFENSE ON YOUR LEFT FOR ARIZONA. NICK AHMED IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE BIZ AT SHORTSTOP. >> IT IS GOING TO BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW BUMGARNER CHALLENGES THIS LINEUP THE SECOND TIME AROUND. HE HAS A NEW LEASE ON LIFE. HE HAS A ONE RUN LEAD AFTER YOU THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO BE DOWN FOR RUNS. — FOUR RUNS. SCOTT: THAT IS THE FIRST STRIKEOUT OF THE DAY. LUIS, THIS IS WHAT I'M SAYING. TWO YEARS LATER, THE MOST EPIC MOMENT IN FRANCHISE HISTORY, WALKOFF, GAME SEVEN, WORLD SERIES, OFF THE BEST CLOSER EVER. THAT IS WHAT EVERY KID REAMS ABOUT. — DREAMS ABOUT. >> THAT FEELS LIKE YESTERDAY, EVERY TIME I SEE THAT. 99, LOSING THAT GAME, BEING ABLE TO COME BACK A COUPLE OF YEARS LATER — YOU DON'T KNOW HOW MANY WORLD SERIES YOU ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO PLAY IN.

SO MANY GREAT PLAYERS HAVE PLAYED THIS GAME. TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN ONE, IT IS A FRATERNITY. YOU WILL NEVER FORGET IT. SCOTT: 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WORLD SERIES IS ON NOVEMBER 4. LEADOFF MAN JONATHAN VILLAR SINGLED IN THE FIRST, LATER SCORED ON THE MCCAIN HOMER. THINK ABOUT IT. WITH ALL OF THE STRIKEOUTS — THERE IS THE SPRAY CHART. WITH ALL THE STRIKEOUTS WE SEE IN THE GAME TODAY CHIPSET TO RIGHT, AND HE IS ON AGAIN. HE IS GOING TO HEAD FOR TWO AND GET IN THERE. A SINGLE IN THE FIRST. A DOUBLE IN THE SECOND. CONTACT THE LORD TODAY. >> THESE GUYS ARE DOING A GOOD JOB. DON'T SLEEP ON THE METS. THESE GUYS ARE LEADING THEIR DIVISION RIGHT NOW.

THEY HAVE SOME GUYS THAT ARE INJURED. WHEN THEY GET BACK, THIS BALLCLUB, THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE GREAT BENCH PLAYERS READY TO GO TO FILL IN WITH THOSE OTHER STARTERS. THEY HAVE SOME GUY NAMED DEGROM AT THE TOP OF THE ROTATION. HE IS PRETTY GOOD. SCOTT: HE LOOKED GOOD ON MONDAY, TOYING WITH THE D-BACKS. SIXTH SHUTOUT INNINGS. TWO SINGLES, 70 PITCHES. >> HOW ABOUT BEING ONE OF THOSE REHAB GUYS? WHEN HE WENT DOWN TO REHAB, ONE OF THOSE A BALL GUYS, HAVING TO FACE DEGROM — >> I THINK HE WANTED TO PUT ON INSTAGRAM, "SEND HELP." >> SOME OF THESE KIDS ARE COMING OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE AND DID NOT SEE GUYS THROWING IN THE MID TO UPPER 90'S. NOW THEY ARE FACING A GUY THROWING TRIPLE DIGITS.

THAT IS A TOUGH DRAW. SCOTT: DEGROM HAS BEEN UNBELIEVABLE THE LAST THREE OR FOUR YEARS. HE GOES OUT FREE AND EASY, THROWING 101, 102 MILES AN HOUR. HE IS VERY QUIET. YOU NEVER HEAR HIM MAKE A PEEP IN THE LOCKER ROOM. HE DOES HIS JOB DAY IN AND DAY OUT. SCOTT: POPPED UP. IT IS WALKER CALLING OFF KELLY FOR THE SECOND OUT. REWIND TO THE FIRST. VILLAR, LINDOR, MCCANN WENT BASE HIT, BASE HIT, THREE RUN BLAST.

LUIS: THEY GOT TOO MUCH AT THE PLATE EARLIER IN THE COUNT. THEY JUMPED ON HIM. NOW IT SEEMS LIKE HE IS WORKING THE BALL A LITTLE BIT MORE IN. HE WILL FIGURE IT OUT AS A VETERAN GUY. IF HE GETS IN A GROOVE, METS WILL BE IN TROUBLE HERE. SCOTT: HE KNOWS HIS VELOCITY IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE. BACK IN THE DAY, HE THOSE PITCHES IF HE IS THROWING MID TO UPPER 90'S. — HE COULD GET AWAY WITH THOSE PITCHES IF HE IS THROWING MID TO UPPER 90'S. NOW HE HAS TO FIND OTHER WAYS, TRYING TO SPOT THOSE PITCHES IN AND OUT OF THE STRIKE ZONE. HE'S ON A FIVE-YEAR $85 MILLION CONTRACT, COMING FROM THE GIANTS. OVER TO ARIZONA FOR THE 2020 CAMPAIGN. HE SIGNED UP THROUGH 2024. I FEEL LIKE WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING BUMGARNER FOREVER. HE'S 31 YEARS OLD. ALREADY IN HIS 13TH SEASON. MCCANN UP THE MIDDLE. SOLIDLY STRUCK. HERE COMES VILLAR ROUNDING SCORED. HE WILL SCORE EASILY. — VILLAR ROUNDING THIRD. MCCANN'S FOURTH R.B.I.. WE ARE IN THE SECOND. LUIS: HAD FOUR HITS THE OTHER NIGHT AGAINST ATLANTA. TWO MORE HITS TONIGHT. AND AGAIN, THAT BALL WAS NOT IN LIKE HE WANTED, IT WAS MIDDLE.

SCOTT: LEADOFF MAN FOR NEW YORK SCORED TWICE. WE ARE UP TO ALONSO FOR THE SECOND TIME TODAY. WE SAW THE CURVEBALL FROM BUMGARNER. DOES HE NEED TO MIX THAT IN MORE? LUIS: I THINK SO, BUT HE'S GOT TO BE CAREFUL BECAUSE THESE ARE DANGEROUS HITTERS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ORDER. IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING WITH YOUR COMMAND, YOU BETTER FIND SOMETHING THAT IS WORKING WELL FOR YOU. IF NOT, THESE GUYS ARE GOING TO MAKE YOU PAY. SCOTT: THAT IS A GOOD PITCH. JOHN: BACKDOOR CURVEBALL THERE AT THE FIRST PITCH. THAT WAS A CUTTER IN. HE'S GOT TO BE VERY CAREFUL. SCOTT: NICELY FRAMED THERE TOO BY KELLY. LUIS: YOU SEE A GUY LIKE PETE ALONSO ON THAT PITCH, 83 MILES AN HOUR, HIS EYES LIT UP THINKING HOW HE WOULD DRIVE THAT BALL. LAST NIGHT, FIRST CAME BACK FROM THE INJURED LIST. MADE HIS IMPACT KNOWN REAL QUICK. SCOTT: MONDAY HIS SEVENTH HOME RUN OF THE SEASON, LEADS THE TEAM. AND THIS IS STRIKE THREE.

SO TWO K'S A RUN AND WE ARE TIED AT 5-5 AFTER ONE AND A HALF. >> AND THIS ONE TO A WIDE OPEN SPACE. MCCANN WITH A GREAT DIVING STOP. >> MCCANN DRIVES ONE OUT TO LEFT FIELD. TAPIA GOING BACK. AT THE WALL. IT IS OUT OF HERE. JAMES MCCANN, NUMBER THREE HITTER AND FIRST BASEMAN, IT'S A HOME RUN. >> THE 2-1 PITCH LIFTED.

TO THE TRACK. TO THE WALL. IT'S GONE. A HOME RUN. >> A LINE DRIVE TOWARD CENTER. ARE READY AT BACK. — HEREDIA BACK. I CAN GETS TO SECOND. HE'S ON HIS WAY TO THIRD. RELAY THROW FROM SWANSON WON'T BE MADE. >> BASE HIT GOING INTO RIGHT FIELD. LINDOR WILL GET TO THIRD EASILY. MCCANN 3-3 ONTO FIRST WITH A SINGLE. HE'S GOT A SINGLE, DOUBLE, AND HOMER. GROUND BALL. SHORTSTOP HOME. SWANSON SLIDES AND CAN'T GET IT. VILLAR RACES AROUND TO SCORE. IT WILL BE 4-4 TONIGHT FOR MCCANN. THE METS INCREASED THEIR LEAD TO 7-1. >> THIRD TIME IN HIS CAREER HE'S HAD A FOUR HIT GAME. SCOTT: BACK ON YOUTUBE WITH OUR FIRST POLL QUESTION OF THE DAY. IF YOU ARE WATCHING ON YOUR PHONE, ON YOUR COMPUTER, HELP US OUT AS WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE EPIC PLAYOFF PITCHING LEGEND OF THE PAST 50 YEARS.

WHICH PITCHER WOULD YOU WANT MOST ON YOUR POSTSEASON ROSTER? WE ARE GOING SINCE 1969, WHEN THE MOUND WAS LOWERED. WE BRING IT UP TODAY BECAUSE BUMGARNER IS PITCHING AND HE WAS RIDICULOUS IN SOME WORLD SERIES APPEARANCES FOR THE GIANTS. 2016, HE BASICALLY CARRIED THE SQUAD. SCHILLING IS ON THE LIST, ALONG WITH SMOLTZ AND MARIANO RIVERA AND WEEDS GONZALEZ. — AND LUIS GONZALEZ. WE WILL GET YOUR PICKS AND SEE IF IT HOPES TO SWAY THE CROWD. JOHN, I SEE YOU IN DEEP THOUGHT. IF YOU HAD ONE GUY TO PUT ON YOUR POST SEASON ROSTER? JOHN: I WILL TAKE RIVERA. ALL THREE ARE GREAT PICKS. SCOTT: HE ONLY BLEW ONE GAME. ONE BLIP ON THE RADAR. THAT WAS GONZALEZ IN 2001. LUIS: YOU SAW HOW HE PICKED THE CLOSER, RIGHT? [LAUGHTER] IT IS A TIGHTKNIT BUNCH OF GUYS.

YOU REALLY CAN'T GO WRONG WITH ANY OF THOSE GUYS. IF YOU'RE GOING STARTERS, YOU'VE GOT SMOLTZ, WHO WAS DOMINANT FOR SO MANY YEARS. SCHILLING WAS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST PREPARED PITCHERS. BUMGARNER, THE RUN HE HAD — SHOOT, I WILL THROW ALL THE NAMES IN A HAT AND WHATEVER YOU PICK YOU CAN'T GO WRONG. EVEN MARIANO CLOSING GAMES OUT. THE OTHER THREE ARE THE LONGEVITY GUYS, GUYS LIKE FRANCO. THEY COME LATE TO THE PARTY AND CELEBRATE WITH EVERYBODY AT THE END. LUIS: SOMEBODY HAS GOT TO DO IT. [LAUGHTER] HE'S THE GUY THAT EVERYBODY ORDERS DINNER AND AT THE END HE LEAVES AFTER THE CHECK COMES. [LAUGHTER] SCOTT: HE GETS THE FIRST OUT IN THE HOME SECOND TO KETEL MARTE. OMAR MANAEA IS HANGING WITH US TODAY, RUNNING THE METS ACCOUNT. WHEN YOU ARE A G.M. IN A GAME LIKE TODAY AND YOU KNOW IT IS A LONG ONE, YOU DON'T WANT TO PLAY ONE OF THOSE LONG ONES AND LOSE.

WE HAVE A LONG ONE. ACCORDING TO OMAR, THIS HOLDS EXTRA MEANING ON GETAWAY DAY. WE HAD A 43 MINUTE FIRST INNING. ESCOBAR WATCHES BALL ONE. DID YOU ACTUALLY MAKE A SELECTION, LUIS? YOU ARE ON THE CALL TODAY. LUIS: I DID NOT. I DID THE POLITICAL ROUTE. SCOTT: EVERYONE ELSE HAS TO PICK. JUST GIVE ME A GUY. LUIS: YOU GUYS ARE IN STUDIO, AND I DON'T KNOW IF SMOLTZY IS THERE OR NOT. I STRUGGLED WITH HIM MY WHOLE CAREER. I WANT TO MAKE HIS DAY IF HE'S AROUND STUDIO WITH YOU GUYS. YOU WILL SEE, OVER THERE. — SEE HIM OVER THERE. SCOTT: I WILL LET HIM KNOW WHEN I PASS HIM IN THE HALLWAY. LUIS: ABSOLUTELY.

SCOTT: DOWNLOAD TO ESCOBAR, WHO IS MIC'ED UP TODAY. >> SAFE! [APPLAUSE] SAFE! SCOTT: HE IS SOMETHING ELSE. I WAS TELLING JOHN ABOUT HIM BEFORE THE GAME. I SPENT TIME WITH EDUARDO ESCOBAR. HE IS VOCAL, HE IS HILARIOUS. BILINGUAL, SO HE CAN MAKE ANYONE LAUGH IN THE CLUBHOUSE. AND THAT IS CONNECTED TO RIGHT. HE'S GOT HIMSELF A SINGLE. HE CAN SWING THE BAT TOO. HE IS THE N.L. R.B.I. LEADER. STEVE GILBERT JUST SAW THAT IN PERSON. HOW FUN IS HE TO WATCH? >> HE IS A REALLY GOOD CLUBHOUSE GUY. THEY HAVE A LOT OF FUN WITH HIM. HE IS DEATHLY AFRAID OF CATS. I DON'T MEAN BIG CATS, I MEAN LIKE YOUR HOUSEHOLD CATS. DAVID PERALTA USED TO BRING A STUFFED CAT INTO THE DUGOUT AND NOW AND AGAIN THROW IT AT HIM. IT WOULD ALWAYS SCARE HIM. THEY HAVE DONE ALL KINDS OF PRANKS WITH THAT. SCOTT: THE D-BACKS MASCOT IS A BOBCAT, CORRECT? LUIS: YEAH, THAT WAS NAMED AFTER BANK ONE BALLPARK, THE ORIGINAL NAME OF THE STADIUM. SCOTT: THAT IS A LINER TO ALONSO.

HE WILL STEP ON THE BAG. DOUBLE THEM UP AND RETIRE THE SIDE. A LASER. PETE IN THE RIGHT SPOT. A SCORELESS BOTTOM OF THE SECOND. 5-5 AFTER TWO. ♪ >> OFF THE SIDE OF THE MOUND. CRAWFORD CAN'T GET IT. A SINGLE. HE'S GOING TO GO OVER THAT WAY. DICKERSON WAS BACK. >> HE'S IN SAFELY IN SIX STRAIGHT GAMES. >> DUNKS IT IN FRONT OF DICKERSON. THAT IS THE SECOND TIME DAVID SMITH HAS FOUND A BASE HIT OVER THERE. >> GETS BY ROGERS. NOBODY HOME AT FIRST. THAT WILL GET TWO IN. MAYBIN SMITH FOR THE DOUBLE. IT IS A ONE RUN BALLGAME. MAYBIN HITS IT DEEP TO LEFT CENTER. MAYBIN SMITH HITS OFF THE WALL. HERE COMES KETEL.

MAYBIN SMITH HAS TIED THE BALLGAME. MAYBIN SMITH, STAY HOT. YOU CALLED IT EARLIER. HE IS PUTTING THESE DOUBLES IN THE ABSOLUTE PERFECT SPOTS. IT WILL BE A TRIPLE. >> BAT ON THE GROUND. IT IS A BASE HIT. MAYBIN SMITH MAKING A 10 GAME HITTING STREAK. SCOTT: THIS IS THE OAKLAND ATHLETICS NBA REFEREE RIGHT HERE. [WHISTLE] A DOUBLE TECH. [WHISTLE] >> HE'S CHECKING ME UNDERNEATH. >> TAKE US TO BREAK! GIVE US A CALL! SCOTT: HE IS GOOD. HE JOINS US TODAY FOR THIS HALF INNING ON YOUTUBE. YOUTUBE CREATORS, YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION. HIT US UP AND I WILL RELAY IT TO THE GREAT STEPHEN VOGT, OUR STATE FARM INTERVIEW IN THE DUGOUT. I'M SURE YOU CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THAT CLIP. THAT WAS MONEY. NATIONAL AUDIENCE. IT SHOWED YOUR UNIQUE REFEREE ABILITY. STEPHEN: IT WAS FUN. WHEN YAN GOMES INVITED ME TO COME ON INTENTIONAL TALK WITH HIM, IT TURNED INTO A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS.

A LOT OF FUN. SCOTT: WE SAW IT ON INTENTIONAL TALK ON MLB NETWORK YEARS BACK. WE WILL HAVE A POLL QUESTION FOR FUNNIEST PLAYER IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL. YOU ARE ON THE LIST. WE WILL SEE HOW THAT GOES LATER. LET'S START OFF WITH SOME QUESTIONING. FIRST OFF, WHO IS PICKING ON YOU IN THE DUGOUT THROUGHOUT THE DAY? STEPHEN: THAT IS ASDRUBAL CABRERA. HE'S UNFORTUNATELY ON THE I.L. RIGHT NOW, SO HE'S GOT A LOT OF TIME ON HIS HANDS. HE KNOWS I LIKE TO CHEW SOME GUM. SCOTT: WHY DON'T YOU LET THE YOUTUBE AUDIENCE KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE TO SWING A BAT, ESPECIALLY WITH GUYS THROWING MID 90'S REGULARLY AND DO SO WITHOUT BATTING GLOVES? STEPHEN: FUNNY STORY. FOR ME, I WAS IN HIGH A IN 2010 AND TOOK SOME BAD BATTING PRACTICE. I RIPPED MY GLOVES OFF AND WENT THE REST OF THE PRACTICE WITHOUT BATTING GLOVES. TWO HITS THAT NIGHT AND HAVE NOT LOOKED BACK SINCE.

THE WAY YOU SWING A BAT AT UPPER 90'S WITHOUT BATTING GLOVES IS A LOT OF PINE TAR. YOU MAKE SURE IT IS STUCK TO YOUR HANDS AND WON'T GO FLYING OUT. LUIS: LUIS GONZALEZ HERE. MADISON BUMGARNER TODAY STRUGGLED EARLIER. NOW A PITCHING CHANGE. YOU HAVE CAUGHT HIM FOR A LONG TIME IN THE GIANTS SYSTEM AND NOW HERE. STEPHEN: THE THING WITH BUM IS WHEN HE'S GOT HIS COMMAND DOWN, THAT IS WHEN YOU SEE HIM GETTING QUICK OUTS. TODAY IT SEEMED LIKE HE WAS MISSING OVER THE MIDDLE AND THE STUFF WAS NOT AS SHARP. USUALLY WHEN YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENED THESE FIRST COUPLE INNINGS WITH HIM, THE COMMAND WAS OFF AND THINGS WERE NOT AS SHARP. FORTUNATELY THE OFFENSE PICKED US UP.

WE ARE ALL KNOTTED UP WITH A CHANCE TO WIN. SCOTT: RILEY SMITH IS IN THE GAME FOR ARIZONA. WE ARE IN THE THIRD. NOW IT'S DOM SMITH. WE ARE TALKING TO STEPHEN VOGT ON YOUTUBE TODAY. WE SAW 10 RUNS IN THE FIRST COUPLE INNINGS. IS IT JUST ONE OF THOSE DAYS? DOES IT FEEL LIKE A HITTER'S DAY? ROOF CLOSED IN ARIZONA THIS AFTERNOON. STEPHEN: YEAH, IT KIND OF STARTED OUT THAT WAY. WE WERE JOKING AROUND ABOUT THE PACE OF PLAY. WE WERE OFF TO A HOT START SO FAR TODAY. IT IS FUNNY WHEN YOU GET GAMES LIKE THAT. YOU PUT UP A FOUR SPOT AND WE ARE ABLE TO PUNCH THEM BACK. THAT IS WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO. THAT GETS EVERYBODY TO GET BACK INTO THE GAME, BACK ON YOUR TOES AND READY TO GO. I DON'T THINK THE PACE OF THE GAME WILL CONTINUE THAT WAY, BUT YOU NEVER KNOW.

IT COULD BE ONE OF THOSE DAYS. SCOTT: WIDE OPEN LEFT SIDE FOR DOM SMITH TO COME THROUGH. A ONE OUT BASE RUNNER FOR NEW YORK. WE CHECK OUT SOME PITCHING INJURIES FOR ARIZONA. WEAVER, WIDENER. WE SAW A BULLPEN SESSION FOR ZAC GALLEN THE OTHER DAY. HOW FUN IS IT TO CATCH ZAC GALLEN? THIS IS A STUD STARTER MISSING IN ACTION FOR ARIZONA. PITCHABILITY STUFF IS OFF THE CHARTS. STEPHEN: HE IS AN ABSOLUTE TREAT TO CATCH. I'VE SEEN VERY FEW PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY FOR AS YOUNG AS HE IS, THAT PUT THE TIME AND THE FOCUS. HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE'S DOING WITH EVERY PITCH. HE WANTS TO MAKE EVERY PITCH PERFECT. HE'S GOT FOUR LEGITIMATE, BONA FIDE PITCHES. HE WILL BE A GOOD PITCHER FOR A LONG TIME IN THIS LEAGUE. IN MY OPINION, HE'S A TOP OF THE ROTATION ARM THAT HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO WIN CY YOUNGS. IT HAS BEEN FUN TO CATCH HIM. SCOTT: SMITH IS ON FIRST.

ONE OUT. BRANDON DRURY TAKES A STRIKE. TALKING TO STEPHEN VOGT. LET'S GET TO SOME YOUTUBE CREATOR QUESTIONS. AUSTIN STARTS US OFF. YOU HAVE TO PLAY A THREE ON THREE BASKETBALL GAME. WHICH TEAMMATES ARE YOU TAKING TO PLAY WITH YOU? STEPHEN: OH, MAN. RIGHT OFF THE BAT, NICK AHMED. THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST ATHLETES I'VE EVER PLAYED WITH. I THINK HE SAID HE ENDED UP SCORING 38 POINTS IN A HIGH SCHOOL GAME. HE WOULD BE MY NUMBER ONE PICK. THEN PROBABLY TIM LOCASTRO BECAUSE NO ONE WOULD BE ABLE TO GUARD HIM.

WE WOULD GIVE HIM THE BALL AND HE WOULD RUN BY EVERYBODY. THOSE ARE THE TWO MORE ATHLETIC GUYS ON THIS TEAM. SCOTT: GREAT CHOICES. WE ARE LOOKING AT LOCASTRO RIGHT NOW. BEST SPRINT SPEED IN ALL OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL. 2-1 TO DRURY. SKIED. WALKER WILL CLEAR SOME SPACE AND HAUL IT IN. HERE IS ONE, WHAT IS THE GO-TO FLAVOR OF GUM? STEPHEN: WE'VE GOT THE DOUBLE BUBBLE PACK AND THE ORIGINAL WATERMELON.I AM A GREEN APPLE FAN. GREEN APPLE GUM IS MY FAVORITE. DON'T KNOW WHAT, JUST A BIT OF SOUR. ONLY LASTS FOR ABOUT 15 SECONDS AND YOU HAVE TO GET ANOTHER PIECE. [LAUGHTER] YOU HAVE TO ENJOY THE GREEN APPLE WHILE YOU CAN. SCOTT: A LITTLE WAKE-UP CALL, THEN IT GOES AWAY. STEPHEN: I'M JUST READY FOR THESE COVID PROTOCOLS TO LOOSEN UP SO I CAN HAVE SOME SUNFLOWER SEEDS. MY GOODNESS. IT HAS BEEN OVER A YEAR SINCE WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HAVE SUNFLOWERS — HAVE SUNFLOWER SEEDS.

SCOTT: I AM ROOTING FOR YOU. YOU ARE TROOPERS IN THE DESERT. LUIS: YOU HAVE TO PUNCH A HOLE IN THE MASK TO SPIT THOSE SEEDS OUT. SCOTT: THERE IT IS. CAN YOU TOSS THAT TO SOMEBODY? STEPHEN: NO, THAT NETTING HINDERS OUR ABILITY TO GIVE AWAY SOUVENIRS. SCOTT: HOW OFTEN DO YOU GUYS ATTEMPT TO RACE LOCASTRO? I WILL SAY THAT IS PROBABLY NEVER? STEPHEN: NEVER. THERE IS NO NEED TO. THIS GUY IS THE FASTEST MAN IN BASEBALL FOR A REASON. AS CONFIDENT AS I AM IN MY SPEED ABILITIES, I'M NOT GOING TO TEMPT FATE AND ASK TIM LOCASTRO TO RACE. WE WILL LET HIM KEEP THAT CROWN. SCOTT: WE SHOWED YOU A BAREHANDED GRAB ON THE SLOW ROLLER. THIS ONE IS A FLOATER. PAVIN SMITH MAKES THE CATCH. PRETTY CLEAN INNING. SMITH IS STRANDED. THANKS FOR THE TIME.

GREAT TO SEE YOU. STEPHEN VOGT HANGING WITH USRILE AND PITCHES A SCORELESS THIRD. >> 2-2. A LITTLE ARM SIDE RUN. WHAT A PLAY AT THIRD BY JONATHAN VILLAR! >> VILLAR CRANKS ONE DEEP TO CENTER. AT THE WALL AND TOWARDS THE APPLE. >> STAYS FAIR. IT IS A HIT. THEY ARE LETTING IT ROLL. IT IS GOING TO STOP. IT IS A FAIR BALL NEXT TO THIRD BASE. >> THIS ONE TO A WIDE OPEN SPACE. MCCANN WITH A GREAT DIVING STOP. >> MCCANN DRIVES ONE OUT TO LEFT FIELD. TAPIA GOING BACK. WARNING TRACK AT THE WALL. IT'S OUT OF HERE. JAMES MCCANN, NUMBER THREE HITTER AND FIRST BASEMAN, HITS A HOME RUN. >> FLIES INTO LEFT. AND THE BALLGAME IS OVER. METS TAKE 3 OUT OF FOUR FOR THE ROCKIES. >> STRUCK HIM OUT WITH A CHANGEUP. SIX STRIKEOUTS ON THE NIGHT. HE HAS RETIRED EIGHT IN A ROW. STRIKE THREE CALLED. >> STRUCK HIM OUT. >> THREE IN A ROW FOR DEGROM, NINE FOR THE NIGHT.

SCOTT: LAST OF THE THIRD HERE AT CHASE FIELD. IN CASE YOU ARE GOING, WAIT, WHY IS HE BRINGING UP FIVE POINT VIDS, WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? THESE ARE YOUTUBE CREATOR'S JOINING US, ALONG WITH THE MLB ACCOUNT, METS AND TOM AND BACKS CHANNEL — AND DIAMONDBACKS CHANNEL. YOU CAN CHECK OUR LIVE GAME COMMENTARY FEATURING YOUTUBE CREATORS. YOU CAN SEE THAT CHAT GOING ON RIGHT NOW. QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, AND THE POLLS AS WELL. LET'S WRAP UP OUR FIRST POLL. JOHN FRANCO SAYING IT WAS ALL ME. THE FIRST PITCH IS SWUNG ON BY PAVIN SMITH. HE IS RETIRED BY A GROUND BALL IN THE THIRD.

51% OF THE AUDIENCE THANKS MARIANO RIVERA IS THE GUY. THE DIAMONDBACKS ACCOUNT SAYS OH, THE GUY THAT GAVE UP A HIT THAT WON US THE WORLD SERIES IS IN THE POLL. THAT IS A STRONG COMEBACK. [LAUGHTER] JOHN: STILL HOLDING THAT GRUDGE. LUIS: IT GOES TO SHOW JOHNNY FRANCO'S FRATERNITY IS STILL GOING STRONG. JOHN: THAT WAS ALL RELIEF PITCH ES. [LAUGHTER] SCOTT: STRONG NEW YORK AUDIENCE TODAY. THEY KNOW WHAT MARIANO RIVERA DID IN NYC FOR MANY YEARS, SHUTTING TEAMS DOWN IN BIG MOMENTS. JOHN: GSELLMAN HAS SETTLED IN WELL. THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE TRYING TO DO, MAKE SURE THEY STAY AHEAD OF THE HITTERS, KEEP THE GAME MOVING. SCOTT: HE'S AHEAD OF AHMED. LUIS: IF GSELLMAN CAN TAKE THEM DEEPER IN THE GAME, THE METS LEAVE AFTER THE GAME AND HEAD OVER TO SAN DIEGO, WHICH SHOULD BE A BIG SERIES FOR THE PADRES AND THE METS.

JOHN: THAT IS A FOUR GAME SERIES. IT WILL BE A LONG WEEKEND. SCOTT: A LOT OF THE PADRES COMING UP FOR NEW YORK. THEY ARE ON THEIR SECOND NINE-GAME TRIP OF THE SEASON. GSELLMAN'S PART OF THIS NOTABLE RELIEF THAT HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE SO FAR. TREVOR MAY IS IN A RUT AT THE MOMENT. THERE IS CASTRO AND LOUP. FAMILIA HAS BEEN FANTASTIC THIS YEAR. SEAN REID-FOLEY RECENTLY SENT BACK DOWN. JOHN: WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES. LAST YEAR THEY STRUGGLED. SCOTT: NINTH IN BASEBALL, AROUND 3.5 WITH THAT MARK IF YOU LOOK AT THE PAST. LUIS: THAT DRASTIC CHANGE SHOWS YOU WHY THEY ARE ONE OF THE LEADERS IN THE LEAGUE RIGHT NOW. SCOTT: VILLAR PUTS AWAY AHMED. THIS COPYRIGHTED TELECAST IS PRESENTED WITH AUTHORITY OF THE OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL AND MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED OR RETRANSMITTED IN ANY FORM.

THE ACCOUNTS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF THIS GAME MAY NOT BE DISSEMINATED WITHOUT EXPRESS WRITTEN CONSENT. TWO OUTS. HERE IS VARGAS, WHO KNOCKED IN TWO RUNS IN THE FIRST WITH HIS BASE HIT. ALL THE BULLPEN TALK AND A GUY WHO WAS NOT ON THAT LIST WHO COULD BE PITCHING TODAY LATER IN THE GAME IS SETH LUGO, WHO HAS BEEN ONE OF THEIR BEST RELIEVERS OVER THE PAST SEVERAL SEASONS. JOHN: ABSOLUTELY. HE HAS BEEN THE MOST CONSISTENT GUY IN THE BULLPEN THAT WENT FROM STARTER TO RELIEVER. FINALLY HE'S IN THE BULLPEN. HE IS HEALTHY NOW. I AM PRETTY SURE WE WILL SEE SETH SOMETIME TODAY. SCOTT: HE FINISHED LAST YEAR AS A STARTER, BUT BACK IN OF RELIEF ROLE. — IN A RELIEF ROLE. JOHN: UNFORTUNATELY SYNDERGAARD AND CARRASCO HURT. THEY WOULD BE IN THE ROTATION. SCOTT: SOME METS FANS WERE WONDERING IF THEY WERE GOING TO SEE HIM YESTERDAY IN THE LATE STAGES.

JOHN: I THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO COME IN A GAME YESTERDAY MYSELF. TREVOR MAY HAD A REAL TOUGH INNING THE NIGHT BEFORE. LAST NIGHT HE STRUGGLED A LITTLE BIT. SETH LUGO WAS READY TO GO. SCOTT: DO YOU THINK THEY WERE SAVING HIM FOR A LESS STRESSFUL INNING TO START OFF HIS SEASON? JOHN: HE HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A WHILE. I DON'T THINK YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT STRESSFUL WITH SETH. HE'S GOT GOOD STUFF. SCOTT: THREE GROUND BALLS IN THE INNING. THAT ONE TURNED NICELY BY GSELLMAN. BAREHAND. ABOUT-FACE. GSELLMAN, THREE UP, THREE DOWN IN THE THIRD. ONE MORE TIME. WHAT DID YOU SAY? JOHN: BEST ATHLETES ON THE FIELD. LUIS: WE WILL TALK ABOUT THAT. [LAUGHTER] ♪ >> I'M SO EXCITED TO BE HERE. >> WANT TO HEAR THE MOST ANNOYING SOUND IN THE WORLD? AHHHHHH! > SCOTT: NEXT FOUR QUESTIONS ON THE PHONE'S PLAYER IN THE SPORT RIGHT NOW.

–FUNNIEST PLAYER IN THE SPORT RIGHT NOW. FUNNIEST PLAYER IN BASEBALL RIGHT NOW. THERE ARE YOUR OPTIONS. DIAMONDBACKS FANS ARE GOING TO GO HARD FOR VOGT. ROBERT GSELLMAN CONTINUES ANOTHER ADVANTAGE HE HAS PITCHED WELL SO FAR IN SOME LONG RELIEF FOR NEW YORK. JOHN: THAT IS WHAT LUIS ROJAS WAS HOPING. LONG WEEKEND AHEAD OF THEM. SCOTT: JUST LIKE HE PRODUCES AS A PITCHER, AND HE IS 0-2 TODAY. FUNNIEST PLAYER OF THOSE FOUR. JOHN CAN YOU FIRST. JOHN: I KIND OF LIKE HARRY CARAY. SCOTT: LUIS? LUIS: HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN FUNNY WITH THAT STUFF I WAS TRYING TO THINK BACK THAT WHEN WE PLAYED WITH THESE GUYS, THE CANCER CHARACTERS, YOU ALWAYS HAD THE — CAST OF CHARACTERS, YOU ALWAYS HAD A FUNNY GUY IN THE LOCKER ROOM, BUT HE ALWAYS HOPED HE COULD PRODUCE A LITTLE BIT, TOO.

THESE GUYS HAVE ALL BEEN ABLE TO PRODUCE. HOLLINS IS PROBABLY MY PICK. SCOTT: EXCELLENT BROADCASTER, THAT DEREK COLLINS. OLD-SCHOOL HARRY CARAY STYLE. LET OF SNOW. CHIME IN. — LET US KNOW. CHIME IN. WE WILL DO OUR PLAYER OF THE GAME POLE ON– POLL ON YOUTUBE. LUIS: JOHNNY, I'M CURIOUS TO SHOOT WAS YOUR FUNNY GUY WHEN YOU GUYS PLAYED FOR A LONG TIME? JOHN: THERE WAS A BIG, TALL PITCHER, ERIC KELMAN. HE WAS PRETTY FUNNY IN THE LOCKER ROOM. WE HAD A COUPLE — I WAS PRETTY FUNNY, BUT YOU KNOW, WHEN I HAD TO BE. LUIS: YOU HAD A LOT OF FREE TIME. ALL YOU HAD TO DO IS SHOW UP TO WORK IN THE NINTH INNING AND YOU WERE OK. JOHN: BEST JOB IN BASEBALL, 9:50 TO 10:00 EVERY NIGHT. [LAUGHTER] LUIS: I HAD A MARK GRANT WHEN I WAS A YOUNG PLAYER, A BROADCASTER WITH THE PADRES.

HE USED TO DO THIS UMPIRE STOOD. IT WAS AMAZING. JOHN: HE DID ALL THE UMPIRES, I REMEMBER THAT. SCOTT: NICE LEAPING GRAB A BIKE ESCOBAR TO RETIRE VILLAR. LINDOR IS LOVING D-BACKS PITCHING TO SEASON AND WE ARE LOVING THAT HE IS MIC'D UP. >> HOW YOU DOING? I GOT THAT MIC TODAY. YEAH, I'M MIC'D UP. HEY, HEY. THE FAST ONE IS OVERPOWERING. SCOTT: THAT IS THE GOOD STUFF, LUIS. HE WAS TALKING TO PILLAR ABOUT THE FASTBALL FROM MADISON BUMGARNER, WHO IS OUT OF THE GAME. BUNT DOWN FROM LINDOR AND HE WILL RACE OVER TO FIRST AND BEAT THE THROW. FRANCISCO LINDOR WITH THE BUNT SINGLE WITH TWO OUTS IN THE FOURTH. LUIS: THIS IS ANOTHER TOOL THIS GUY CAN HURT YOU WITH. HE'S GOT SPEED, PLACE FANTASTIC DEFENSE, HAS POWERFUL YOU SEE HIM GETTING A GOOD BUNT DOWN.

JOHN: I WANT TO SAY IN THE LAST WEEK OR SO, HE'S DONE THAT THREE OR FOUR TIMES ALREADY AND GOTTEN A COUPLE OF HITS OUT OF IT. THAT WILL HELP HIM RAISE HIS AVERAGE A LITTLE MORE AND BUILD MORE CONFIDENCE IN HIM. TEAMS KEEP GIVING IT TO HIM. WHY NOT TAKE IT? LUIS: AND YOU KNOW, NEW YORK CITY, IF YOU DON'T COME OUT OF THE GATES PRODUCING, THEY ARE GOING TO GET ON YOU ANYWAY, AND NOW HE IS STARTING TO SETTLE IN A LITTLE BIT. YOU WILL SEE THE NUMBERS GO BACK TO WHERE THEY NORMALLY ARE. HE GOT OUT OF THE GATES A LITTLE SLOW TRYING TO DO TOO MUCH FOR A NEW TEAM. JOHN: ABSOLUTELY. I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU. SCOTT: JAMES MCCANN GOES AFTER THE FIRST PITCH.

IT IS THE SEEING-EYE SINGLE FOR JAMES MCCANN. TWO AVOID FOR NEW YORK.– TWO ABORD FOR NEW YORK FULL — TWO ABOARD FOR NEW YORK. JOHN: LOOKS LIKE A SHIFT HIT RIGHT THERE. LUIS: YEAH. MCCANN IS LOVING IT RIGHT NOW. HE IS HAVING A THREE-FOR-THREE DAY. HE HOPES THIS GOES ALL DAY LONG. JOHN: GETTING HIS GROOVE BACK. SCOTT: TWO SINGLES AND A THREE-RUN HOMER FOR JAMES MCCANN. CLEANUP HITTER PETE ALONSO WITH TWO ABOARD. PETE'S 1-2. SINGLED IN THE FIRST, STRUCK OUT IN THE SECOND. HE WAS THE LAST BATTER THAN BUMGARNER FACED. RILEY SMITH REPLACING HIM AND TRYING TO WORK THROUGH THIS FOR. 26-YEAR-OLD ON THE MOUND, PICKED UP HIS FIRST CAREER SAVE ON SUNDAY, FINAL THREE INNINGS AGAINST THE CARDINALS IN A 9-2 WIN. THAT WIN MEANT SOMETHING FOR THIS HOME BALLCLUB. IT SNAPPED A 13-GAME LOSING SKID, AND MANAGER TOREY LOVULLO SAID THERE WAS SOME CELEBRATING GOING ON. OF COURSE, THE LONG ROAD AHEAD FOR THIS TEAM, BUT THEY WERE FIGHTING, AND THEY FOUND A VICTORY AGAINST A GOOD BALLCLUB IN THE NL CENTRAL ON SUNDAY.

JOHN: ALWAYS SEEMS LIKE WHEN YOU ARE STRUGGLING, YOU'RE PLAYING THE HOT TEAMS. CARDINALS ARE A GOOD TEAM. METS COME IN, LOOKING FOR THE WEAKER TEAMS TO HELP YOU GET OVER THE HUMP. LOSING 13 A ROW IS A TOUGH WAY TO COME TO THE BALLPARK EVERY DAY, BUT HE GOT TO KEEP BATTLING. IT IS A LONG SEASON. SCOTT: THE D-BACKS MOVE ON TO MILWAUKEE STARTING TOMORROW. NOT AN EASY TEAM TO FACE WITH THEIR STARTING LINEUP, OR THEIR STARTING ROTATION, I SHOULD SAY, EVEN MORE SO. LET'S BRING YOU BACK TO MONDAY. PETE ALONSO SAID NO REHAB ASSIGNMENT, NO PROBLEM. FOUR R.B.I.'S FOR PETE.

WELCOME BACK. LUIS: THAT HOMER RIGHT THERE, I WAS HERE THAT NIGHT. IT WAS HAMMERED WAY UP THERE. SCOTT: HE SPRAINED HIS RIGHT HAND AND WAS PLACED ON THE SHELF ON MAY 18. HE HAD BEEN STRUGGLING AND TRYING TO PLAY THROUGH THE INJURY, AND THE METS SAID TAKE A BREAK AND HE IS BACK IN A BIG WAY. LUIS: YOU GOTTA THINK, THE METS ARE GOING TO BE THERE. THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE MCNEIL, CONFORTO. THEY HAVE HAD KEY INJURIES TO A LOT OF GUYS. NOW THEY GET ALONSO BACK. THESE GUYS ARE GOING TO BE IN THE MIX AT THE END OF THE YEAR. THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE SOME NOISE. THEIR BULLPEN IS DOING FANTASTIC. THEY HAVE GOT GOOD STARTING PITCHING. JOHN: THE OTHER THING IS THE NL EAST IS STRUGGLING — THE PHILLIES, THE NATIONALS, THE BRAVES, THE MARLINS. GOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT. LUIS: AND YOU HAVE A NEW OWNER THAT WANTS TO WIN, AND HE HAS EXCITED ALL THE FANS IN THE CITY, BECAUSE HE KNOWS YOU ARE COMPETING AGAINST THE YANKEES DAY IN AND DAY OUT.

THEY WANT TO PUT A WINNER BACK OUT ON THE FIELD. PAY THE EXTRA MONEY TO GET A GUY LIKE LINDOR AND ADD THE PIECES THEY NEED. YOU KNOW THAT IF THEY ARE IN CONTENTION, THEY ARE GOING TO GO OUT THE TRADE DEADLINE AND GET SOMETHING. SCOTT: STATCAST, POWERED BY GOOGLE CLOUD, SETTING US UP WITH PETE ALONSO'S 450-PLUS BOMBS SINCE 2018. HE HAS DONE IT NINE TIMES. TIED FOR SECOND BEST IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL. BIG, STRONG, IDEAL CLEANUP HITTER IN THE GAME. JOHN: HE LOVES COMING TO THE BALLPARK AND HE HAS FUN. HE IS A GREAT TEAMMATE. SCOTT: HAD A DREAM ROOKIE SEASON. ALL-STAR, HOME RUN DERBY CHAMPA, 53 HOMERS. IT SETS UP FOR ESCOBAR TO PUT IT AWAY. AT 5-5. RILEY SMITH SUPERSTITIOUS. >> SINCE I WAS THREE YEARS OLD, ALL I EVER WANTED TO BE WAS A BASEBALL PLAYER. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. >> THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ENJOY WHAT THEY DO FOR A LIVING, AND THEN THERE IS PETE ALONSO.

>> I DON'T THINK THAT THE PASSION WILL EVER GO. PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO RIP THIS DAMN JERSEY OFF ME. >> ALONSO PRECIOUS INTERVIEWS WITH THE SAME INTENSITY HE CRUSHES BASEBALLS, AND PLANS TO ATTACK THE NEXT DECADE AND A HALF LIKE A MAN SHORT ON TIME. >> IN MOST PROFESSIONS, IF YOU HAVE A DOCTOR OR A LAWYER AND THEY TRULY LOVE IT, THEY CAN PRACTICE UNTIL THEY DIE. FOR ME, I CAN'T DO THAT. I HAVE A SHORT WINDOW. I WANT TO MAXIMIZE MY TIME.

>> ALONSO AIMS TO SQUEEZE EVERY LAST TOP OUT OF HIS TIME, HIS SKILLS, AND HIS PLATFORM. >> I WANT TO BE A GOOD PERSON, I WANT TO BE A GOOD DUDE, I WANT TO BE A HUMAN FIRST BEFORE BASEBALL PLAYER. WITH THE PLATFORM, IF YOU ARE NOT IMPACTING PEOPLE IN A POSITIVE WAY, YOU AREN'T DOING IT RIGHT. SCOTT: WE ARE IN THE HOME FOURTH, KNOTTED UP AT 5. EACH WEEK ON OUR YOU TO BROADCAST WE WILL FOCUS ON THE CONTENT CREATOR. OUR CREATOR SPOTLIGHT SHINES ON LIGHTSKINCHRIS. HE COVERS ALL THINK MLB. HIS MAIN GOAL, GROW THE GAME. LOVE THAT. OVER 20,000 SUBSCRIBERS ON HIS YOUTUBE CHANNEL. SAY HELLO TO US, CHRIS. HE IS A BIG MIKE TROUT FAN. SEEN SOME OF HIS WORK PLAYING MLB THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE. VERY ENTERTAINING FELLOW. ALL OF THOSE YOUTUBE CREATORS ARE SPENDING TIME WITH US TODAY IN THE LIVE CHAT, CONTRIBUTING QUESTIONS. INCLUDING ON THE POSTGAME SHOW, 30 MINUTES DEDICATED TO THE DIAMONDBACKS AND THE METS. 2 2/3 OF SCORELESS BASEBALL. GETS READY TO WORK IN THE D-BACKS' FOURTH.

LOCASTRO IN THE PITCHER'S SPOT AND THE TOP OF THE LINEUP. RILEY SMITH BEHIND LOCASTRO IN THE LAST SHOT. LONG MAN FOR THE DIAMONDBACKS LOOKS LIKE HE IS GOING TO CONTINUE. LUIS: I THINK BOTH MANAGERS ARE GOING TO STICK WITH THEIR GUYS, BECAUSE THEY WILL ALL THE OTHER TEAMS DOWN– HOLD THE OTHER TEAMS DOWN. JOHN: ROJAS IS HOPING THAT GSELLMAN WILL GET THROUGH THIS. CASTRO, MAYBE ONE OF THOSE GUYS WILL COME IN NEXT. SCOTT: THIS IS THE RUBBER MATCH IN THIS SERIES. DIAMONDBACKS TAKING A NEXT WAS. STRIKING DOWN THE PIPE TO LOCASTRO. NEED A NEW ONE. LUIS: NICE PIECE OF FIREWOOD THAT YOU DON'T NEED TO USE IN ARIZONA. YOU SEE THE RUN ON THAT BALL JUST COME RIGHT IN ON HIS HANDS. JOHN: GOT A GOOD TWO-SEAMER. LUIS: MAN, IT'S HARD.

ONCE YOU COMMIT TO THAT PITCH, IT IS HARD TO DRAW YOUR HANDS. YOU COULD SEE LOCASTRO WAS TRYING TO DO IT BUT HE COULDN'T GET IT IN FAR ENOUGH. SCOTT: THERE IT IS AGAIN. JOHN: THOSE ARE TWO BALLS OUT OF THE ZONE. IN THE ZONE, IN THE ZONE, AND THEN LAST-MINUTE IT BREAKS. SCOTT: THAT WENT A BIT MORE OVER THE PLATE, BUT HE GOT IT TO FLY OUT TO RIGHT. LUIS: THAT'S A BIG — YEAH, THAT'S A BIG FIRST OUT. YOU KEEP ONE OF THE SPEEDIEST GUYS IN BASEBALL WITH THE PITCHER COMING UP. SCOTT: RILEY SMITH 0-10 THE SEASON. NASH THIS SEASON. –THIS SEASON. LOCASTRO IN THE EIGHT SPOT, THEY CALL HIM THE WORLD'S FASTEST HUMAN IN ARIZONA. GOT THE GEAR, THE MERCHANDISE, THE WHOLE THING. JOHN: DOES LOCASTRO KNOW HOW TO BUNT? LUIS: HE DOES. AND THAT AMAZES ME SOMETIMES, A LOT OF THE PLAYERS DON'T REALLY USE IT AS MUCH. YOU SAW LINDOR DO IT. THERE YOU SEE THE STRIKEOUT. BUT LINDOR KNOWS HOW TO UTILIZE HIS GAME.

HE IS A HOME RUN HITTER, BUT IF YOU ARE GOING TO GET YOU A BUNT SINGLE, ESPECIALLY GUYS IN THE LINEUP. YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO DRAG BUNT YOU CAN PUSH IT BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND BASE WASN'T YOU KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO BEAT HIM BECAUSE HE IS ONE OF THE FASTEST GUYS IN THE GAME. IT DON'T UTILIZE IT AS MUCH AS THEY USED TO. SCOTT: TIM LOCASTRO HAS ONE CAREER BUNTED. — CAREER BUNT HIT. BY THE WAY, THAT WAS THE FIRST STRIKEOUT FROM METS PITCHING THIS AFTERNOON. COMES IN THE FOURTH INNING FROM GSELLMAN, WHO IS PAINTING. LUIS: JOHNNY, YOU THINK IF HE GETS TO THE INNING THEY STRETCH HIM OUT ONE MORE? JOHN: I WOULD. I WOULD TRY TO GET AS MUCH OUT OF HIM AS POSSIBLE. FOR SIGN OF TROUBLE, BRING SOMEBODY IN. — FIRST SIGN OF TROUBLE, BRING SOMEBODY IN. LUIS: I AGREE WITH YOU. I THINK WITH ALL THE MOVEMENT HE HAS HAD, HE HAS GIVING SOME FITS TO THE D-BACKS HITTERS. SCOTT: THERE IS DRURY. LOOK AT GSELLMAN GO, AS HE RETIRES THREE AND A ROW AGAIN IN THE FOURTH.

HE IS ON A ROLL. >> HE JUSTIN SMOAK SAID. — HE JUST SMOKES IT. >> GREAT BASEBALL RIGHT THERE. >> THAT IS GOING TO GO. >> THAT BALL WAS CRUSHED. >> HE'S GOING TO DO IT. >> STRIKE THREE. THAT IS A GREAT PLAY. TALKED ABOUT HIS FIELDING SKILLS. THAT WAS REMARKABLE. >> SOMETHING LIKE THIS IS WHAT THEY CAME FOR. SCOTT: MLB ORIGINAL SEASON T LIVE EVERY WEEK. SEE MORE ABOUT THE GAME YOU LOVE ON YOUTUBE.COM/MLB. KEVIN PILLAR IS BACK IN THE STARTING LINEUP FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MID-MAY. THIS WAS UGLY. HIT BY A PITCH, 95 MILES AN HOUR. HE SUFFERED SOME FACIAL FRACTURES. THIS COULD BE A DOCUMENTARY, THE SEASON OF KEVIN PILLAR, AND INSPIRATION. NEW YORK CITY LOVES TOUGH, GRITTY COMPETITORS. THIS GUY IS AT THE TOP OF THE LIST. HE SHOWS UP THE NEXT DAY JOKINGLY ASKING TO BE IN THE LINEUP. TALKING TO EVERYONE ABOUT HOW HE FELT FORTUNATE THE BASEBALL ENDED UP WHERE IT DID. TWO INCHES LEFT OR RIGHT, TWO INCHES HIGHER. LOOK AT HIM AGAIN. 2-3. JOHN: THE THING ABOUT HIM IS HE IS A GREAT TEAM AND THE GUYS ON THE TEAM LOVE HIM.

HE IS A THROWBACK. HE WAS PART OF MY TEAM WENT I PLAYED. HE COMES TO THE BALLPARK PREPARED TO PLAY. HE WAS DOWN 36 SECONDS WHEN HE WALKED OFF ON HIS OWN POWER. IN HOSPITAL, TWEETING OUT HE WILL BE FINE. GREAT PLAYER, GOOD GUY, CAN PLAY ALL THE OUTFIELD POSITIONS, VETERAN GUY WHO KNOWS HIS ROLE. LUIS: YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT, JOHNNY, AND YOU CAN TELL THE TYPE OF GUY HE IS. HE WAS MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE PITCHER ON THE ATLANTA BRAVES TEAM AND HE WAS ABOUT HIS OWN INJURY, YOU ARE GOING TO BE OK, PART OF THE GAME.

SHOWS YOU WHAT TYPE OF GUY HE IS. SCOTT: JACOB WEBB, RELIEVER FOR THE ATLANTA BRAVES, WHO FELT TERRIBLE. KEVIN PILLAR, VERY MUCH NOT AFRAID. CHANCES OF IT HAPPENING AGAIN ARE QUITE LOW. DOM SMITH, LEFT FIELD. IT IS OFF LOCASTRO'S GLOVE GIVE TO ON TO START THE FIFTH FOR THE METS. JOHN: DOM SMITH STARTING TO HEAT UP A LITTLE BIT, TOO. LUIS, I WANT TO GET BACK TO PILLAR. AS A HITTER, WHEN YOU GET HIT IN THE FACE LIKE THAT, WHAT IS GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND? I KNOW THE ODDS OF IT HAPPENING AGAIN IS VERY RARE, MAYBE, BUT GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND AT THE TIME? LUIS: YOU'RE RIGHT. I HAVEN'T BEEN HIT IN THE FACE BEFORE, BUT WHEN I PLAYED, THEY HAVE SHOULDER INJURIES AND ELBOW , THINGS LIKE THAT, DIVING FOR OF ALL.

WHEN YOU GET IN THE GAME, EVERYTHING SPEEDS UP. HE IS ON FIRE RIGHT NOW. THREE OR FOUR HITS IN THE SERIES. IT IS LIKE NOTHING HAS AFFECTED HIM. HE IS HITTING 90-PLUS-MILE AN HOUR FASTBALLS. JOHN: NOT TRYING WAY FROM NOTHING. LUIS: THAT IS A BIG MENTAL HURDLE BECAUSE YOU HAVE A LOT OF TRAUMA TO YOUR BODY AND STEPPING RIGHT BACK ON THE FEEL LIKE IT IS NOTHING. SCOTT: BIG CUT AND A MISS FROM BRANDON DRURY. PILLAR HAD HIS FIRST AT-BAT BACK ON MONDAY. THEY HAD TO COMPROMISE. ONE TO BE BACK IN THE STARTING LINEUP, WE WILL ACTIVATE YOU. WE WILL SLOW PLAY THIS. MONDAY WAS THE FIRST TIME HE PARTICIPATED IN PREGAME ACTIVITIES TO GET HIMSELF RAMPED UP AGAIN.

DRURY CLOCKS IT, OVER SHORT COME AND HERE COMES PILLAR. THE METS TAKE THE LEAD BACK. BRANDON DRURY COMES THROUGH WITH AN R.B.I. HIT. LUIS: THAT HAS GOT A FEEL GOOD FOR DRURY, HIS FORMER TEAM THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS TO COME AND GET A BIG HIT AGAINST HIM. YOU SEE THE PITCH, RUN BACK OVER THE MIDDLE PART OF THE PLATE WASN'T THAT IS WHERE THE BIG-LEAGUE HITTERS WILL MAKE YOU PAY FOR IT. SCOTT: GREAT READ BY PILLAR, OFF TO THE RACES. JOHN: THAT IS WHAT THE MET FRONT OFFICE DID THIS OFF-SEASON, THEY GOT VETERAN GUYS LIKE PILLAR, LIKE DRURY, GUYS WHO WIN IN THE BIG LEAGUES BEFORE. SCOTT: THEY HAVE A NAME FOR THEM, TOO.

BENCHMARK. — BENCH MOB. PERAZA IS PART OF THAT GROUP. LUIS: AND I THINK THE METS WENT OUT AND GOT THE RIGHT PIECES. THEY GOT BALLPLAYERS, THEY HAVE GOT GUYS — THEY KNOW THEIR ROLES ON THE TEAM. ROJAS HAS DONE A FANTASTIC JOB WITH THE PERSONNEL HE HAS. EACH PLAYER KNOWS WHAT THEIR ROLE IS ON THE BALLCLUB. SCOTT: GIVEN THE METS' STANDING IN THE DIVISION AND THE FACT THAT A WEEK AGO THEY HAD 17 PLAYERS ON THE INJURED LIST, LUIS ROJAS HAS TO BE IN THE CONVERSATION FOR MANAGER OF THE YEAR RIGHT NOW IN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE. HERE IS BILLY MCKINNEY, WHO COULD STEP UP AND THE PITCHER'S SPOT ON PERAZA. ON THE GROUND, COULD BE TWO. THROW OVER TO FIRST IS IN TIME TO DOUBLE UP PERAZA AND THE METS. MOVING OVER TO THIRD IS THE SMITH. WE WILL GET A PINCH HITTER NOW. VARGAS TO AHMED TO WALKER. JOHN: SCOTT, GETTING BACK TO YOUR POINT, METS THIS YOU HAVE USED 43 PLAYERS IN 47 GAMES.

LAST YEAR IN 2020 THEY USED 47 PLAYERS TOTAL. SCOTT: HOW MANY GAMES WERE PLAYED LAST YEAR? 60. HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO. LUIS: AND THAT JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU THE DEPTH THAT THEY HAVE. BRANDON DRURY, FOR INSTANCE, SUPPOSED TO BE A CORNERSTONE HERE, JUST COULD FIND HIS WAY, STRUGGLING A BIT OFFENSIVELY, GOES AND PLAYS IN DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS. NOW HE IS ONE OF THE ROLE-PLAYS COMING OFF THE BENCH AND FEELING AND WHEN HE HAS TO. ASH FILLING IN WHEN HE HAS TO. –FILLING IN WHEN HE HAS TO. SCOTT: MCKINNEY HAD A HUGE SPRING TRAINING FOR THE MILWAUKEE BREWERS AND HE WAS QUIET LAST WEEK. THERE IS DRURY WITH THE DIAMONDBACKS. THOSE ARE HIS BEST DAYS. PICKED UP IN THE JUSTIN UPTON DEAL. THE YANKEES WERE HOT ON HIS TRAIL FOR YEARS. WORKING BETTER IN QUEENS. LUIS ROJAS FOR THE NL MANAGER OF THE YEAR IF THE SEASON ENDED TODAY? JOHN: HE WOULD GET MY VOTE.

MY SON PLAYED IN THE MINOR LEAGUES FOR THE METS AND LUIS WAS HIS MANAGER FOR YEAR. JUST LIKE HIS DAD, MILD-MANNERED, HAS THE RESPECT OF HIS PLAYERS. BEEN IN THE ORGANIZATION FOR A LONG TIME. SCOTT: ONLY 39 YEARS OLD. LUIS: HE HAS PUT HIS TIME IN. A LOT OF THE CORNERSTONE PLAYERS ON THIS METS TEAM HAVE COME THROUGH THE METS SYSTEM. HE IS FAMILIAR WITH A LOT OF THE PLAYERS BUT THERE'S THE COMFORT FACTOR THAT HE HAS FOR A LOT OF THE GUYS ON THE TEAM.

THE SECOND YOUNGEST MANAGER. THAT DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING. HE HAS BEEN AROUND THE BLOCK FOR A LOT OF THESE GUYS. THAT IS WHY YOU SEE HIM PLAYING HARD FOR HIM. SCOTT: HIS FATHER WAS A PRETTY GOOD SKIPPER, TOO. JOHN: AND THEY WENT OUT AND GOT — I'M SORRY –THE BENCH COACH — LUIS: NO, NO — JOHN: LUIS GREW UP WITH HIM A LITTLE BIT. HE KNOWS HIM A LONG TIME. LUIS: YOU SPIN AROUND — HE HAS BEEN AROUND. LUIS HAS COME FROM A GOOD BASEBALL FAMILY, TOO. HE HAS GROWN UP WITH THAT IN HIS HOUSEHOLD. SCOTT: DIDN'T MAKE IT FAR AS A PLAYER, BUT VERY YOUNG MANAGER IN THE D — IN THE METS' MINOR LEAGUE SYSTEM. HE HAS PUT IN HIS TIME. LUIS: WE ALL KNOW AS BASEBALL PEOPLE WHEN YOU ARE A D METS OR YANKEES MANAGER, YOU ARE IN THE HOT SEAT FROM DAY ONE. YOU ARE IN THE MECCA SO EVERYONE IS WATCHING YOU CONSTANTLY. AT HIS AGE BEING THE MANAGER OF A BIG TEAM LIKE THAT, IT SHOWS HE IS BASEBALL SAVVY AND READY TO TAKE OVER THAT JOB.

JOHN: HE HAS THE SAME DEMEANOR EVERY DAY. SCOTT: BILLY MCKINNEY IS PUTTING TOGETHER QUITE THE BATTLE RIGHT NOW. BACK TO MONDAY. BILLY MCKINNEY. GOOD WORK BY G.M.'S ACTS GOT TO PICK HIM UP. LAST WEEK IN HIS METS DEBUT, HE IS IN THE CLEANUP SPOT. IT WAS ONCE A PRETTY HIGHLY REGARDED PROSPECT, PLAYS A SOLID OUTFIELD. ON THE GROUND. NICE DIVING STOP AT FIRST BY WALKER. AND THE METS DO GET ONE ACROSS IN THE FIFTH. IT IS KEVIN PILLAR BACK IN THE STARTING NINE TODAY. THE SINGLE AND THEN DRURY BRINGS HIM HOME. METS DIAMONDBACKS 5, ON YOUTUBE. >> WE ARE HEADING TO THE NINTH INNING. HE HAS RETIRED 24 CONSECUTIVE BATTERS, SO WE HAS THE BOTTOM THREE HITTERS IN THE LINEUP TO FACE AGAINST THE INDIANS. SWING AND A HIGHFLYING BALL TOWARDS LEFT CENTER FIELD. JACKSON ON THE RUN, STILL GOING. HE MAKES THE CATCH! OH, MY GOODNESS. YOUR IS THE ONE TO.

BOUNCING BALL TO SHORT. TWO OUTS. GROUNDBALL, RIGHT SIDE. HE IS SAFE. >> OH, MY GOODNESS. >> BOUNCING BALL, LEFT SIDE. NEVER BEEN THIS DISAPPOINTED AFTER A TIGERS WIN. WHAT AN OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE TONIGHT. I FEEL FOR YOU. SCOTT: LET'S PUT A LID ON THE LATEST POLL QUESTION. FUNNIEST PLAYER IN BASEBALL — OOH, TIGHT RACE. BRETT PHILLIPS COMES OUT ON TOP. HUGE MOMENT IN THE WORLD SERIES FOR TAMPA BAY. BRENT SUTER WITH HIS "DUMB AND DUMBER" IMPRESSION COMING OUT IN FOURTH PLACE.

MORE POLLS LATER INCLUDING THE YOUTUBE PLAYER OF THE GAME. LOOK WHO IS BACK FOR NEW YORK. SETH LUGO ON THE MOUND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2021, AS WE GET A GLANCE AT HIS 2020 NUMBERS. HE MAKES HIS SEASON DEBUT RIGHT NOW. JOHN: SET IS COMING BACK FROM THE LITTLE ELBOW SURGERY. BOWEN SPURS IN HIS ELBOW. PASSED BALL AND THE UPPER 90'S, GREAT OVERHAND CURVEBALL. HE IS ANOTHER COMPETITOR. HE CAN GIVE YOU MULTIPLE INNINGS. SCOTT: STARTS KETEL MARTE WITH THE STRIKE. 2, 3, AND 4 IN THE ORDER FOR ARIZONA. 10 RUNS IN THE FIRST TWO INNINGS COMBINED FOR THESE TEAMS. BATS HAVE COOLED A BIT SINCE THEN. THERE IS THE CURVEBALL FROM LUGO . GSELLMAN WAS FANTASTIC. IN RELIEF OF DAVE PETERSON, WHO DIDN'T HAVE HIS GOOD STUFF TODAY. JOHN: I'M SURE SETH HAS GOT A LITTLE ADRENALINE FLOWING RIGHT NOW, SITTING OUT MOST OF THE SEASON, WAITING FOR THIS MOMENT TO COME BACK TO THE BIG LEAGUES.

SCOTT: YOU SEE THE WAY HE DANCES AROUND WITH HIS LEFT FOOT AND THEN FIRES. MARTE SENDS IT IN THE AIR. VILLAR MAKING THE CATCH. THERE IS ONE AWAY. LUIS: WHEN YOU GET A GUY JUST COMING BACK OFTEN INJURY MAKING HIS FIRST APPEARANCE, THAT ADRENALINE HAS TO KICK IN. GOT TO SLOW YOURSELF DOWN AND GET IN THE GROOVE AND THE RHYTHM. ONE-RUN LEAD RIGHT NOW. HE KNOWS HE IS IN A TIGHT GAME. NOT LIKE HE HAS A FOUR-, FIVE- RUN LEAD WHEN HE IS OUT THERE WORKING. JOHN: YOU WANT TO PUT HIM IN A PRESSURE SITUATION. HERE'S A PRESSURE SITUATION TODAY. LUIS: FACING THE HEART OF THE ORDER. HE IS FACING THE 2, 3, 4 GUYS IN THE BATTING ORDER, BEST HITTERS IN THE CLUB. SCOTT: HERE IS ESCOBAR. ANOTHER CURVEBALL. LUGO KNOWN FOR THE SPIN RATE ON THAT CURVE. LATE START DUE TO ELBOW SURGERY BACK IN FEBRUARY. ESCOBAR DIDN'T GO AROUND. LUGO IS 31 YEARS OLD. I MENTIONED LAST YEAR HE FINISHED IN THE ROTATION BUT BACK IN THE RELIEF ROLE AND CAN GO MULTIPLE INNINGS. JOHN: MAKING THE BULLPEN A LITTLE STRONGER THAN WHAT IT HAS BEEN. SCOTT: AND HE STRIKES OUT ESCOBAR WITH SOME HIGH HEAT.

NEW TO THE GAME OF THE WEEK FOR THE 2021 SEASON, THE YOUTUBE PLAYER OF THE GAME. HANDS WATCHING ON MOBILE DEVICES AND COMPUTERS CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE BALL TWO DECIDE WHO RECEIVES THE CUSTOM TROPHY. I'M TELLING YOU, PLAYERS LOVE THIS THING. STAY TUNED FOR THE PLAYER OF THE GAME PULLING OPTIONS LATER IN THE SHOW. YOU KNOW HOW IT IS, LUIS. PLAY 162, THIS BREAKS THINGS UP. YOU ARE ON THE GLOBAL STAGE, GET A TROPHY, AND THESE ARE THE MOST COMPETITIVE HUMAN BEINGS ON THE PLANET AND THEY WANT THESE BAD BOYS AND THEY GET THEIR NAME ENGRAVED ON IT. LUIS: NICE PIECE OF HARDWARE SOMEONE IS GOING TO BE TAKING HOME TODAY. SCOTT: BILLY MCKINNEY IN RIGHT FIELD. LUIS: I THINK THAT TROPHY MEANS A LOT TO THE PLATE BECAUSE IT WAS VOTED ON BY THE YOUTUBERS.

SCOTT: FANS DECIDE. SHIFT TO CENTER. PILLAR IS THERE. THREE QUICK OUTS FROM SETH LUGO. MAYBE WE WILL SEE MORE FROM HIM IN THE NEXT INNING. >> MAKE FUN OF ME? >> HEART IS PALPITATING. >> YES. >> AND HE SHOOTS THAT ONE INTO CENTER FIELD, BASE HIT. >> OH NO1 >> SLIPS ON HIS WAY TO FIRST. NOW IT'S A SINGLE. >> OH NO! >> THAT IS REALLY GOING TO HURT HIS HOME TO FIRST NUMBERS. >> YOU KNOW WHAT, YOU MIGHT BE RIGHT.

>> THEY NEED INTERPRETER. >> I DON'T THINK THAT COUNTS AS MULTIPLE — >> KNOW, BUT IT IS GREAT HUSTLE FROM THE INTERPRETER FOR THE CARDINALS. >> THIS ONE TO A WIDE OPEN SPACE. HE HITS PETERSON FOR THE OUT. FIRST PLATE AS THE FIRST BASEMAN, AND JAMES MCCANN NEVER LET THE POSITION BEFORE, SINCE COLLEGE. >> OH, MIDSTREAM. OUTSTANDING. >> NOW HE IS REALLY TURNING IT ON. SCOTT: ON THIS INAUGURAL LOU GEHRIG DAY, JOINED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ALS. VISIT MLB.COM/4ALS TO LEARN MORE. IT MARKS THE DAY LOU GEHRIG BECAME THE YANKEES' STARTING FIRST AND STARTED THE STREAK OF 2103 CONSECUTIVE GAMES PLAYED.

IT WILL BE AN ANNUAL EVENT ON THIS VERY DAY, JUNE 2, AND ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE AS WELL. YOU SEE THE 4 ALS LOGOS IN BALLPARKS AROUND THE COUNTRY UNIFORM PATCHES, ALS WRISTBANDS ARE AVAILABLE AS WELL. REMEMBERING THE LEGACY OF THE GREAT LOU GEHRIG AND ALL OF THOSE LOST TO THE DISEASE THAT BEARS HIS NAME. RAISING RESEARCH FOR ALS TODAY. I'M SITTING THERE TO A 2001 LOU GEHRIG AWARD WINNER IN JOHN FRANCO.

JOHN: GREAT HONOR, GREAT AWARD. WHAT CAN YOU SAY ABOUT LOU GEHRIG BUT GREAT HUMANITARIAN? SOMETHING AS A PLAYER THAT YOU TRY TO GIVE BACK AS MUCH AS YOU CAN AND HELP OUT AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. SCOTT: TAYLOR CLARKE IS IN THE GAME FOR ARIZONA, THIRD PITCHER OF THE DAY. HERE IS VILLAR. THAT ONE IS SMACKED TO RIGHT CENTER FIELD. MARTE CHASING AND LANDING IT. FRANCISCO LINDOR IN THE TWO SPOT. MIC'D UP TODAY. >> WHEN THE NAILS ARE JUMPING THIS MUCH, IT MEANS I'VE GOT CLAWS. THE GOOD THING ABOUT PLAYING EARLY AND HAVING THE ROOF CLOSED IS WE STAY RELAXED. EARLY GAME IN TEXAS BEFORE THE STADIUM — WOO! ALL RIGHT, TAKE ME OUT. SCOTT: LOVE IT. A LITTLE INSIDE STUFF FROM FRANCISCO LINDOR, INCLUDING A LITTLE NAIL MAINTENANCE. WE GOT A CLOSE-UP, TOO. GET RID OF THOSE CLAWS.

GOOD WORK OVER THE LAST WEEK, TOO. LINDOR AND MCCANN WERE OFF TO SLOW STARTS AT THE PLATE. YOU CAN SEE BOTH OF THEM SCORCHING THE PAST SEVEN DAYS OF BASEBALL. LUIS: AND LINDOR BEING SUCH A GREAT PLAYER, HE SET THE BALL HIGH BECAUSE HE HAD FANTASTIC SPRING TRAINING. HE WAS HITTING HOMERS AND GOT EVERYBODY EXCITED. ALL THE METS FANS EXCITED. TO GET OUT OF THE GATE AS THOUGH AS HE HAS COMMITTED TO STEADY CLIMB TO GET OUT, BUT YOU ARE SEEING THE LINDOR EVERYBODY HAS EXPECTED.

SCOTT: LOCKED UP TO A LONG-TERM DEAL THAT KICKS INTERNET YEAR. ONE OF THE BIGGEST DEALS IN MAJOR LEAGUE HISTORY. JOHN: SCOTTY, YOU WILL TAKE THAT. [LAUGHTER] SCOTT: I WILL TAKE A QUARTER OF THAT — I DON'T KNOW THE MATH, BUT A TENTH, 20TH. 3% OF THAT LONG-TERM DEAL — YOU WILL SEE HIM IN A METS UNIFORM FOR A LONG TIME. JOHN: HE IS GOING TO BE A LEADER IN THAT CLUB. THE FIRST DAY HE CAME IN, HE TOOK CHARGE. JEFF MCNEIL, J.D. DAVIS TELLING HIM HOW THEY SHOULD SET UP AND HOW HE LIKES THE BALL. AND IN THE LOCKER ROOM, TOO, ALWAYS HAVING A SMILE ON HIS FACE. LUIS: JOHNNY, YOU KNOW, ONCE HE STARTS HITTING LIKE HE IS CAPABLE OF DOING, HE IS GOING TO RELAX MORE, AND HIS PERSONALITY IS GOING TO SHINE ON THE BALLCLUB.

SCOTT: METS NEEDED TO CLEAN UP THEIR DEFENSE OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS. LINDOR A BIG PART OF THAT SO FAR THIS SEASON. THAT IS A SPINNER TO LEFT. LOCASTRO ON THE RUN. HE'S FAST. AND HE RUNS IT DOWN. TWO OUTS, AND JAMES MCCANN STEPS UP TODAY. HIS THIRD THREE-HIT GAME OF THE SEASON. SMASHED IN THE FIRST INNING TO PUT THE METS UP 3-0, AND THEN AN R.B.I. SINGLE AND THE SECOND WASN'T DRIVEN IN FOUR SO FAR TODAY AND GETS ONE ON THE RIGHT SIDE. BIG SMILE ON THE FACE OF JAMES MCCANN AFTER HIS THIRD HIT, AND THERE HE COMES FOR AT BAT NUMBER FOUR OF THE DAY. POTENTIAL YOUTUBE PLAYER OF THE GAME AT THIS POINT WITH THIS PERFORMANCE? JOHN: I WOULD SAY SO. LUIS: I WOULD PUT HIM IN THAT LUMP SUM, TOO. SCOTT: HE HAD A FOUR-HIT DAY ON SATURDAY, THREE CAREER FOUR-HIT GAMES SATURDAY AGAINST THE BRAVES, INCLUDING AN OPPOSITE-FIELD HOME RUN IN THE THIRD. WE SAW HIM SMACK HIS FOURTH IN THE OPENING INNING.

THAT IS LOUD CONTACTED TO RIGHT, BUT SMITH WILL DRIFT BACK AND MAKE THE CATCH. TAYLOR CLARKE DOES HIS JOB FOR THE DIAMONDBACKS WITH THE WE HAVE PLAYED 5.5. METS UP 1. >> OH, MY! >> HANG ONTO THE ROOF! >> THIS ONE IS — >> OUTTA HERE! >> ESCOBAR! THAT'S 4 IN A ROW FOR EDUARDO ESCOBAR! IT'S 6-0. >> CONGRATULATIONS. I'M PROUD OF YOU. >> ABSOLUTELY. >> NIDO SMACKS ONE IN THE AIR TO DEEP LEFT CENTER.

BACK GOES OZUNA ON THE WINNING TRACK. IT'S OUTTA HERE! THE METS TAKE THE LEAD IN THE NINTH ON A TOMAS NIDO HOME RUN! ANDY METS LEAD IT 4-3. >> MAZEIKA GROUNDS ONE TO FIRST. COMING HOME IS MANCINI. METS THE WIND — THE METS WHEN IT! THE METS RALLY FOR TWO IN THE BOTTOM OF THE NIGHT AND THEY BEAT THE ORIOLES 3-2. SCOTT: 6-5, METS, IN THE HOME SIXTH. ONE MORE POLL QUESTION BEFORE THE YOUTUBE PLAYER OF THE GAME FOR LATER ON. CAP ACQUISITION IN THE NATS — TOP ACQUISITION IN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE. NOLAN ARENADO, TREVOR BAUER. YU DARVISH LOOKING PRETTY SHARP FOR SAN DIEGO. HERE IS FRANKIE. DEFENSE OUCH I NEED THE OFFENSE SO FAR, BUT BAT STARTING TO COME AROUND FOR LINDOR. IT IS WHICH ACQUISITION WILL HAVE THE BIGGEST IMPACT IN 2021.

I THINK THAT IS A KEY PART, BECAUSE LINDOR COULD GO ON A RUN. WE HAVE SEEN HIM SWINGING THE BAT WELL OVER THE LAST WEEK IN CHANGE. NOLAN ARENADO OFF TO HIS USUAL START IN 2021. GONZO, YOU PICK FIRST. LUIS: I'M GOING TO GO WITH — WELL, THE DODGERS PICKING UP TREVOR BAUER IS PROBABLY HUGE PICKUP FOR THEM BECAUSE IT EXTENDED THE STARTING ROTATION THEY HAVE. I'M GOING TO GO WITH BAUER. SCOTT: NO RELIEVERS ON THIS BOARD. [LAUGHTER] LUIS: HE IS GOING TO GO OFF THE CHART, I THINK. SCOTT: MARK MELANCON HAS BEEN PRETTY GOOD FOR THE PADRES. JOHN: I'M GOING TO GO PASS. SCOTT: YOU CAN'T PASS. JOHN: I'M HOPING LINDOR.

GLIMMER OF HOPE RIGHT NOW. SWINGING THE BAT WELL. HIS DEFENSE WE ARE NOT WORRIED ABOUT. AND HIS LEADERSHIP IS GOING TO HELP. SCOTT: PAVIN SMITH LEADING OFF THE DIAMONDBACKS' SIXTH. JOHN: WHAT MAKES LUGO SO EFFECTIVE IS HIS CURVEBALL IS A 78, 79 MILES AN HOUR. IT MAKES HIS FASTBALL LOOKED FASTER THAN WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. SCOTT: LUGO SAT DOWN THE FIRST THREE THAT HE FACED IN THE FIFTH. TRAVIS BLANKENHORN CHECKING IN AT SECOND BASE, AS HE WAS CALLED UP YESTERDAY JOSE PERAZA OVER TO THIRD BASE. SCOTT: AND THAT IS PAST BLANKENHORN INTO RIGHT CENTER. CAVEN WITH HIS FIRST HIT, AND HE KEEPS — PAVIN SMITH WITH HIS FIRST HIT, AND HE KEEPS HIS STREAK ALIVE. THE ROOKIE COMING THROUGH, AND HE HAS GOT HIMSELF A 13-GAME HITTING STREAK. LUIS: HE HAS BEEN ONE OF THE MOST CONSISTENT HITTER'S FOR THIS CLUB SINCE THE START OF THE YEAR.

YOU SEE HIM HUSTLING RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX THINKING DOUBLE RIGHT OUT OF THE GATES. NICE EASY DOUBLE. SCOTT: THERE IS THE STREAK, 13. LEADING BASEBALL IN HITS FOR FIRST-YEAR PLAYERS. LUIS: YOU SEE A LOT MORE YOUNG PLAYERS COMFORTABLE NOW GETTING IN THE LEAGUE BECAUSE THERE IS MORE SOCIAL MEDIA, YOU HAVE YOUR YOUTUBERS AND GUYS LIKE THAT. WHEN I CAME UP AS A ROOKIE, I WAS MORE INTIMIDATED BECAUSE I CAME OUT OF COLLEGE AND MINOR LEAGUE AND THERE WAS NOT A LOT OF EXPOSURE AS FAR AS TELEVISION AND DIFFERENT TYPES OF SOCIAL MEDIA THAT THESE GUYS COULD SEE. NOW THEY KNOW EVERYTHING THAT IS GOING ON. THEY WALK IN THE CLUBHOUSE, IT IS LIKE THEY KNOW THE PLAYERS WHEN THEY GET THERE. JOHN: ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

SO MUCH SOCIAL MEDIA. EVERY GAME IS ON TV. I THINK THAT HELPS THE PLAYERS A LOT. YOU COME TO THE SYSTEM A LOT QUICKER NOW. SCOTT: SECOND-LONGEST CURRENT HITTING STREAK FOR SMITH. 2-1. SETH LUGO MADE 4 REHAB APPEARANCES BEFORE POPPING UP WITH THE BIG-LEAGUE CLUB. I IS PITCH COUNT WAS 33 — HIGHEST PITCH COUNT WAS 33. NUMBER 19 IN THE AIR. FLOATER IS GOING TO FALL FOR THE KNOCK. NICK AHMED WITH A BASE HIT. PAVIN SMITH OVER TO THIRD. SCOTT: THEY ARE ON THE CORNERS FOR VARGAS. AARON LOUP HEATING UP. JONATHAN VILLAR LEFT THE GAME WITH RIGHT HAMSTRING TIGHTNESS. JOHN: ANOTHER HAMSTRING INJURY. THAT IS THE KEY — [LAUGHTER] JOHN: CONFORTO AND MCNEIL WITH A HAMSTRINGS AND NOW THE LARK. — NOW VILLAR. SCOTT: WHAT IS IT, GONZO? LUIS: THEY ARE EATING TOO MUCH HEALTHY FOOD. JOHN: I AGREE, GONZO. SCOTT: I'M ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT CONVERSATION.

LUIS: I KNOW YOU ARE. [LAUGHTER] LUIS: PROBABLY DRINKING ONE OF THOSE FANCY SHAKES BETWEEN PITCHES. JOHN: ABSOLUTE RIGHT, CHOCOLATE MILK AND THE WATER BOTTLE. SCOTT: COFFEE WITH COCONUT WATER. THAT IS WHERE THE BALL NEEDS TO GO TO PULL OFF THE RUN WITH SMITH IN THIRD. LUIS: I HAVE SEEN THE SCOTTY BRAUN WORKOUT PROGRAM. I'M STAYING AWAY FROM THAT ONE. [LAUGHTER] SCOTT: I'VE BEEN OFF THE IL FOR A WHILE NOW. I'M DOING OK. JOHN: GET SOME OF THAT FATTY FOOD BEFORE YOU PULL THOSE MUSCLES. LUIS: THAT IS A DEBATE WITH OLD- SCHOOL AND A NEW-SCHOOL GUYS, BECAUSE YOU TALK TO THE OLD SCHOOL GUYS, THEY WANTED TO PLAY EVERY DAY AND THEY ATE WHATEVER THEY WANTED TO. NOW YOU GO TO THE BALLPARK AND THERE ARE SPECIALIZED MEALS FOR THESE GUYS, THEY ARE HAVING THEIR PROTEIN SHAKES, VITAMINS, ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT THINGS.

THEY LOOK GOOD GETTING OFF THE BUS, BUT THEY CAN'T STAY HEALTHY. JOHN: YOU GOTTA A SNEAK A PIZZA IN ONCE IN A WHILE. SCOTT: EVERYONE IS BIGGER, STRONGER, FASTER. STRETCHING SOUNDS GOOD. MAYBE SOME YOGA. LUIS: THEY HAVE THOSE PLANS, TO COME IN ARIZONA, A LOT OF THOSE PLACES. SCOTT: METS HAVE RUNNERS ON THE CORNERS. TWO STRIKES — MAKE THAT DIAMONDBACKS WITH RUNNERS ON THE CORNERS. TWO STRIKES ON VARGAS WILL NOW IT IS 2-2. AHMED WITH A BASE HIT TO MOVE HIM OVER. JOHN: I BELIEVE THE METS HAVE THEIR COOK TRAVEL WITH THEM TO MAKE SURE THE MEALS ARE PREPARED PROPERLY. LUIS: I THINK BRAUNY DOES, TOO, DON'T YOU, SCOTT, WHEN YOU GO ON THE ROAD? SCOTT: I COOK MYSELF VARGAS MAKES CONTACT LEFT SIDE. PERAZA HAS TO EAT THE BASEBALL. THE DIAMONDBACKS TIE IT OFF THE INFIELDER KNOCK FROM VARGAS. LUIS: VARGAS HAS HAD AN IMPACT IN ESCAPE HIS FIRST DAY — IN THIS GAME HIS FIRST DAY BACK FROM THE TRADE THIS MORNING, DRIVEN IN THREE RUNS ALREADY. JOHN: GOING BACK TO WHAT YOU SAID EARLIER, JUST MAKE CONTACT FOR GUYS ON BASE. JUST ENOUGH TO HAVE THE RUN SCORED. IN FIELD SINGLE.

LUIS: YOU ARE SEEING WITH THE VELOCITY THAT THESE PITCHERS HAVE NOW, THEY ARE THROWING MID TO UPPER 90'S. THE GAME WILL EVENTUALLY REVOLVE BACK TO GUYS PUTTING THE BALL IN PLAY AND MAKING THINGS HAPPEN. IN THE OLD SCHOOL DAYS IF YOU DIDN'T PUT THE BALL IN PLAY, YOU WEREN'T GOING TO GET TO THE BIG LEAGUES. NOW IT IS ABOUT POWER AND STRENGTH. THESE GUYS HITTING BALLS A MILE. THREE STRIKEOUTS THEY ARE ACCEPTABLE — TWO OR THREE STRIKEOUTS A DAY ARE ACCEPTABLE. JOHN: IN THE OLD DAYS YOU WOULD HAVE A LITTLE KITTY. BASE HIT, ANOTHER FIVE DOLLARS. GUYS WOULD ANTE UP AND AT THE END OF THE YEAR YOU HAVE A NICE DINNER. SCOTT: THERE IS THE LINE FOR LUGO, LOOKING FORCE FIRST OUT IN THE SECOND — LOOKING FOR THE FIRST OUT IN THE SECOND INNING OF WORK. QUICK FRAME IN THE FIFTH.

SETH RUNNING TO SOME TROUBLE IN THE NEXT INNING. SMITH DOUBLE. AHMED WITH A SINGLE. INFIELD HIT FOR VARGAS. JOSH REDDICK IS ON DECK. GOOD PINCHHITTING OPTIONS TODAY FOR ARIZONA. THAT IS CAUGHT ON THE FLY BY LUGO, AND THEY WILL DOUBLE HIM UP. NICK AHMED WAS OFF THE BAG, AND THAT IS A BIG TWO OUTS. LUIS: YEAH, THAT'S A HUGE OUT, AND SCOTT, YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT IT EARLIER, HOW MANY TIMES HAS A GUY LIKE LOCASTRO BUNTED.

THIS IS ONE OF THE PARTS OF HIS SKIN THAT HE IS GOING TO HAVE TO WORK ON AND TRY TO GET BETTER AT, ESPECIALLY WITH HIS SPEED. HE SHOULD GET THOSE FALLS DOWN. HE BUNTED THAT RIGHT BACK TO THE PITCHER. NICE FOR LUGO TO TURN THE DOUBLE PLAY. SCOTT: SLIDING STOP CATCH ON THE RUN IN THE AIR FOR LUGO. YOU HEAR LINDOR. JOHN: HOW ABOUT THE PICK BY LINDOR? SCOTT: FANTASTIC. LUIS: GOOD PLAY ON BOTH ENDS. LUGO MADE A NICE PLAY, AND THE PLAY BY LINDOR ON SECOND. SCOTT: HERE IS REDDICK. HE HAD THE WALKOFF TO-RUN DOUBLE YESTERDAY IN THE 10TH. HE IS ON FIRE SINCE JOINING THE DIAMONDBACKS. .370, HAS DRIVEN IN SIX, SEVEN DOUBLES AND IS FIRST COUPLE WEEKS WITH THE TEAM. HE WAS SIGNED IN MID APRIL, MINOR LEAGUE CONTRACT. SIZZLING IN HIS LAST THREE GAMES. LUIS: HE WAS A GUY THAT THE TEAM DESPERATELY NEEDED, THAT VETERAN BAT IN THE LINEUP. SPEND SOME TIME IN RENO, AAA AFFILIATE FOR THE DIAMONDBACKS, UNTIL HE WAS READY TO GO. SCOTT: YESTERDAY HE WAS THE BIG MAN IN THE 10TH, AFTER A GREAT AT-BAT FROM DAVID SMITH.

TWO ON. THAT WAS JUST SLIGHTLY FAIR. IT WAS REVIEWED AND THE CALL STOOD, EVEN THOUGH TREVOR MAY STILL THINKS IT'S A FOUL BALL. JOSH REDDICK, MR. WALKOFF, BRINGING IN 2. OFTEN THE CORNER BY BILLY MCKINNEY. IN LITTLE COLD. FELT SO GOOD FOR JOSH REDDICK POSTGAME. AND HE STRIKES OUT. AFTER A BUMPY BEGINNING TO THE SIXTH, RECOVERS WITH AN ATHLETIC DOUBLE PLAY AND A STRIKEOUT, BUT WE ARE TIED AGAIN AFTER SIX. >> GOING INTO GAME SEVEN, SCHILLING ON THE MOUND, WE FELT GOOD, AND WITH RANDY IN RELIEF WE FELT EVEN BETTER IF WE HAD TO GO THAT ROUTE. >> CURT SCHILLING THREW WELL, BUT AFTER THE EIGHTH, HE CALLED UPON HIS BEST OPTION TO MAKE SURE THERE WOULD BE NO MORE DAMAGE. >> AND THE BIG UNIT IS COMING IN THE BALLGAME. >> THE PLACE GOT LOUD WHEN THE BIG FELLA CAME IN FROM THE BULLPEN.

GETTING GOOSEBUMPS THINKING ABOUT IT RIGHT NOW. >> MAN THREW OVER 100 PITCHES YESTERDAY AND HE IS COMING IN THE NEXT DAY. >> I THINK ANYTIME SOMEBODY GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT IS EXPECTED AND HAS SUCCESS DOING IT, THAT IS WHAT CEMENTS YOU IN THE LORE OF BASEBALL. >> SWING AND A MISS, STRUCK HIM OUT. JANSSEN RETIRES ALL 4 HITTERS HE FACES. AND THAT SETS THE STAGE FOR THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH INNING. DIAMONDBACKS WIN! THEY ARE THE WORLD CHAMPIONS! >> THAT'S WHAT YOU PLAY FOR, SO I'M THANKFUL I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THE GREATEST MOMENT OF MY CAREER WITH MY TEAMMATES. SCOTT: STEP UP TO THE PLATE, COMPETE ONLINE AND CRUSHED DINNERS IN THE MLB HOME RUN DERBY. DOWNLOADED FROM THE APP STORE AT GOOGLE PLAY TODAY. WATCH ALL OUT OF MARGATE — MARKET REGULAR GAMES A LIVE OR ON-DEMAND. VISIT MLB.TV FOR DETAILS. CRUISING INTO THE SEVENTH, THE DIAMONDBACKS PICK UP A RUN IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH.

THE METS OUT HITTING ARIZONA 14-8 SO FAR THIS AFTERNOON. FIREWORKS. ONE MORE FROM ARIZONA TO TIE IT. BACK-AND-FORTH WE GO. NOW EVEN AT 6-6. HERE COMES KEVIN GINKEL OUT OF THE BULLPEN FOR TOREY LOVULLO AS DIAMONDBACKS TEAM — TOREY LOVULLO'S DIAMONDBACKS TEAM. MIDDLE OF THE ORDER FOR THE METS, 4, 5, SIX. IT STARTS WITH PETE ALONSO, WHO IS 1-3. TAKES A DEEP BREATH. WE SEE CHRISTIAN WALKER DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT BETWEEN EACH PITCH. STAYS UP FOR SMITH, OUT NUMBER ONE. >> THESE GUYS ALL HAVE ROUTINES TO GET THEIR MIND RIGHT BEFORE THEY GET IN THE BOX AND RELAX A LITTLE BIT. NEXT MAN UP COULD BE RYAN BUCHTER FOR THE D-BACKS. HERE COMES THE FEARLESS KEVIN PILLAR, TWO HITS TODAY. LET'S BRING IN STEVE GILBERT. HOW IMPRESSIVE HAS KEVIN BEEN, NOT JUST THIS WEEK, BUT NOW TODAY, BACK IN THE STARTING LINEUP FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE SUFFERING SOME FACIAL FRACTURES ON A HIT BY PITCH? YOU WILL SEE HIM THIS ONE TO CENTER. HE'S GOT IT. THE GOLD GLOVER HAULS IT IN. STEVE: ABSOLUTELY, SCOTT. WE WERE TALKING EARLIER ABOUT THE RESPECT HE HAS IN THE CLUBHOUSE.

I THINK A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THAT IS JACOB DEGROM. AFTER HIS START THE OTHER NIGHT, DEGROM SAID THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT FOR HIM WAS THE FACT THAT PILLAR GOT THAT BASE HIT. I THINK THAT SPEAKS TO HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT HIM IN THE CLUBHOUSE. SCOTT: ONE OF THE ULTIMATE COMPETITORS. IN THE NEW YORK CROWD HAS REALLY GRAVITATED TOWARD KEVIN PILLAR. >> GUYS WHO HUSTLE, GUYS WHO ARE GRINDERS. THE UNIFORM IS ALWAYS DIRTY. STEVE: THEY ALWAYS WANT THOSE GUYS WHO PLAY HARD. THAT IS A TESTAMENT TO PILLAR, THAT A GUY LIKE DEGROM, WHO IS A STAR PITCHER ON THEIR TEAM, HAS THE UTMOST RESPECT FOR A GUY LIKE KEVIN AND WANTS TO WEAR HIS NUMBER WHEN HE GOES ON A REHAB ASSIGNMENT.

THAT'S AWESOME. SCOTT: DOM SMITH SEARCHING FOR HIS FOURTH HIT OF THE DAY. HE IS 3-3. SINGLE — A FEW SINGLES AND HE HOMERED YESTERDAY. PITCHER SPOT COMING UP NEXT. LAST YEAR, SMITH HIT .316 AND 50 GAMES THAT IN — IN 50 GAMES. >> THE OTHER THING ABOUT HIM, HE HAS BEEN PLAYING A REALLY GOOD LEFT FIELD. A SOLID LEFT FIELD. SCOTT: TAKES THE 2-1. I SPOKE TO HIM ABOUT THAT IN SPRING TRAINING. HE SAID JUST REMEMBER, I HAVEN'T PLAYED MUCH OUTFIELD IN MY LIFE. HE WAS THRUST INTO THAT SPOT LAST YEAR, SWUNG THE BAT WELL, AND HE HAS IMPROVED SIGNIFICANTLY THIS YEAR. AND A FIVE PITCH WALK. IF YOU LIKE THE STAT DEFENSIVE RUNS SAVED, ONE OF THE DEFENSIVE METRICS USED TO JUDGE FIELDERS, DOM SMITH IS ABOVE AVERAGE THIS YEAR. MUCH IMPROVED ON THE DEFENSIVE SIDE. A NEW PITCHER COMING IN.

RYAN BUCHTER GINKEL, A TWO OUT BASE RUNNER FOR THE METS IN DOM SMITH. WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK. >> WHEN YOU ARE THE FRANCHISE, THAT SAYS A LOT ABOUT WHO YOU ARE AND THAT SAYS A LOT ABOUT WHO TOM SEAVER WAS. >> NUMBERS ONLY BEGIN TO EXPLAIN THE LEGACY OF GEORGE THOMAS SEAVER. HE ARRIVED ON THE MOUND FOR THE LOWLY NEW YORK METS.

>> COLLEGE KID FROM CALIFORNIA, WENT TO USC, HE WAS SO POLISHED. >> I REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME I FACED HIM. THAT'S WHAT I'VE GOT. IT'S PROBABLY BETTER THAN WHAT YOU'VE GOT. HE GAVE THEM RESPECT. ALL OF A SUDDEN, CREDIBILITY WAS THERE. >> THOSE WHO HAVE NOT BELIEVED IN US BEFORE I THINK HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO BELIEVE IN US NOW. >> IT LOOKED LIKE THE CUBS WERE GOING TO RUN AWAY WITH THAT DIVISION. THE METS, IT WAS ONE OF THOSE MAGICAL CLUBS. >> WE ALWAYS FOUGHT, AND IT'S THE GREATEST FEELING IN THE WORLD. SCOTT: GOOGLE CLOUD IS HELPING POWER STATCAST WITH DATA POINTS. GOOGLE CLOUD IS THE OFFICIAL CLOUD TECHNOLOGY OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL. WE ARE SEARCHING FOR THE MLB GAME OF THE WEEK LIVE ON YOUTUBE.

PLAYER OF THE GAME. IF YOU ARE WATCHING, YOU CAN VOTE. STAY TUNED. PULLING OPTIONS COMING IN A LITTLE BIT. WE CREEP INTO THE LATER INNINGS HERE, NOW IN THE SEVENTH, DOM SMITH WALKED AND TOREY LOVULLO DECIDED IT'S A QUICK COOK TODAY. HE GOES TO RYAN BUCHTER. >> FIFTH PITCHER OF THE GAME FOR ARIZONA. THE VETERAN, 34 YEARS OLD. >> I AM NOT SURE THEY KNOW THE SCOUTING REPORTS. SCOTT: HE STOLE ONE YESTERDAY, SECOND OF HIS CAREER. HE SNUCK ONE IN THERE YESTERDAY. BY HIMSELF, TWO OUTS, KEITH HERNANDEZ ON THE CALL. HE WAS POINTING OUT THIS COULD BE A GOOD TIME TO GO. GOOD CALL BY KEITH, TOO. DARE HIM TO DO IT AGAIN? >> LEFTY ON THE MOUND, MIGHT BE A LITTLE TOUGHER TODAY.

>> HE'S WAITING TO SEE IF THE RUNNER COMMITS ARE NOT. >> THE PINCH HITTER IS MASON WILLIAMS HE WAS ACTIVATED BY THE METS ON MONDAY. THE FIRST PITCH HE SAW WAS AN OPPOSITE FIELD SINGLE. RYAN BUCHTER HAS ALLOWED NINE STOLEN BASES, BUT HE HAS ALSO CAUGHT 11 BASERUNNERS WHEN HE HAS BEEN ON THE MOUND. NOT THE GUY YOU TEST. WILLIAMS GOING LEFT, DRIFTING BACK IS CASTRO, AND HE GRABS IT. THE SEVENTH. RYAN BUCHTER STRANDS A RUNNER AND LET'S STRETCH. >> A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WONDERING WHY THE DIAMONDBACKS. THIS TEAM IS NOT THE SAME TEAM THAT LOST LAST YEAR. >> HE REALLY BROUGHT LEGITIMACY TO THE TEAM. YOU REALIZE YOU'RE GOING TO WIN WITH GOOD PITCHING AND GOOD DEFENSE.

CONVINCING RANDY TO SIGN HERE WAS THE PERFECT STORM. HE PUT THE DIAMONDBACKS ON THE MAP. >> RANDY JOHNSON WILL TAKE THE MOUND FOR THE FIRST TIME AS A DIAMONDBACK. >> BALL ON THE INSIDE CORNER. >> RANDY WAS A GUY THAT PITCHED ON EMOTION, AND USUALLY IT WAS ANGER. HE WAS ANGRY AT ANYBODY THAT STEPPED IN THE BOX. >> HE WALKS UP TO THE MOUND. >> HE WAS CAUGHT UP IN THE MOMENT, GETTING PRETTY ANIMATED. >> HE IS NASTY. >> 2-2 TO CASTRO. RANDY JOHNSON HAS TIED THE MAJOR LEAGUE RECORD OF STRIKEOUTS AND A NINE INNING GAME.

>> GO, GO, GO. >> I THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO GET HIM OUT. >> HE IS ONE OF THE BEST BASE RUNNERS I HAVE EVER SEEN. >> WE THOUGHT WE WOULD GET HIM OUT NO MATTER WHAT. >> THAT'S A HARD PLAY. YOU ARE OUT AT THIRD. SCOTT: FRANCISCO LINDOR DISCUSSING THE DOUBLE PLAY. OUR LATEST POLL, THE N.L. OFF-SEASON ACQUISITION THAT WILL HAVE THE BIGGEST IMPACT. YOUR WINNER, IT WAS REALLY CLOSE, TREVOR BAUER BY A POINT OVER FRANCISCO LINDOR. I THINK THE IMPORTANT PART IS WILL HAVE THE BIGGEST IMPACT. NOTICE THE SLOW START AT THE PLATE. EXPECTING BIG THINGS FOR THIS SEASON AND BEYOND. CASTRO IS GOING TO TAKE OVER IN THE SEVENTH AGAINST THE DIAMONDBACKS TOP OF THE ORDER. >> THIS HAS BEEN A VERY GOOD SEASON. HE CAME OVER FROM BALTIMORE IN A TRADE, FASTBALL, SLIDER, PRETTY GOOD CHANGEUP. THAT PITCH IS REALLY HELPING HIM OUT THIS SEASON. >> THAT SINKER AVERAGES 98 MILES PER HOUR. MISSES IN TO CARSON KELLY.

DID YOU LIKE THAT COMBO WITH LINDOR EXPLAINING THE NEED TO DOUBLE UP NICK AHMED? >> HE IS DEFINITELY AWARE OF EVERYTHING GOING ON OUT THERE. I THINK IT WAS BRANDON DRURY HE WAS TALKING TO. YOU HAVE TO HAVE A VIEW FOR THE GAME OUT THERE AND I THINK THAT IS WHAT HE DOES SO WELL. HE ANTICIPATES THE BALL BEING HIT TO HIM, TRYING TO SHIFT GUYS AROUND ON DEFENSE.

THAT IS WHAT MAKES HIM ONE OF THE BEST IN THE GAME. >> KELLY FOULS OFF THE ONE P1 — 1-1. MIGUEL CASTRO HAS REALLY TAKEN THE NEXT STEP AS A RELIEF PITCHER. THE RISE BEGAN LAST YEAR WHEN HE WAS CAUSING SO MUCH MORE SWING AND MISS THAN WE ARE USED TO SEEING. BACK TO LINDOR FOR A MOMENT. WE KNOW HE CAN PICK IT AT SHORT. HE HAS A TWO TIME GOLD GLOVER. BUT HE SAID HE IS LOOKING TO GET BACK TO HIS PRIME FORM THAT HE PUT TOGETHER FROM 2016-2019. THINGS REALLY PICKED UP FOR HIM DURING THAT TIME. LAST YEAR WASN'T GREAT, BUT IT WAS ONLY A 60 GAME SEASON. MARTE GOES DOWN ON A PITCH THAT GETS CASTRO. >> ONE OF THE CRAZIEST THINGS I HAVE EVER SEEN. >> AND THEN HE LOOKED AT CASTRO LIKE HE DID SOMETHING WRONG. >> HE WAS MAD AT CASTRO.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING, MAN? YOU ARE EMBARRASSING ME ON YOUTUBE. >> I DIDN'T EXPECT THAT PITCH TO MOVE FOUR FEET LIKE IT DID. IF I WAS CASTRO, I WOULD TRY TO THROW THE SAME PITCH RIGHT NOW. >> IT'S LIKE IF YOU FOUL ONE OFF YOUR SHIN, YOU KNOW THE PITCHER IS GOING TO TRY TO THROW IT RIGHT BACK IN THERE. >> PITCH INSIDE. >> YOU SEE THAT COMEBACKER MOVEMENT. THE BALL STARTS IN ON HIS HIP AND TRIES TO COME BACK OVER THE PLATE. >> CASTRO COVERS THE BAG FOR THE SECOND OUT. >> I THINK THAT FIRST PITCH HE SWUNG AT, WHEN HE FELL DOWN, THAT MESSED THEM UP.

YOU KNOW AS A PITCHER, IN THE BACK OF HIS MIND, HE THOUGHT THAT WAS GOING TO COME AGAIN SOONER OR LATER. >> MARTE AND ESCOBAR, ESCOBAR SKIES ONE. ALONSO CALLING FOR IT, DRIFTING IN. SIDE RETIRED. THREE CASTRO. WE HAVE PLAYED SEVEN IN THE DESERT, TIED BALLGAME. >> WE ARE STATIC TO MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THE NEW YORK METS ACQUIRED MIKE PIAZZA. >> WHEN WE FINALLY FOUND OUT WE GOT MIKE PIAZZA, I REMEMBER IT WAS LIKE, WE GOT MIKE PIAZZA? EVEN THOUGH HE HAS THE HOLLYWOOD FROSTED TIPS HAIR, HE IS A BLUE-COLLAR, REAL BASEBALL FAN.

THE AVERAGE NEW YORKER GOT HIM. THERE WAS A CONNECTION. >> THIS ONE HAS A CHANCE. HOME RUN, MIKE PIAZZA, AND THE METS LEAD. >> HE WAS RELENTLESS IN HIS BEHAVIOR, HIS ATTITUDE, HIS WORK ETHIC. THEY WANT YOU TO GRIND. THEY WANT YOU TO PLAY YOUR NEW — YOUR YOU KNOW WHAT OFF AND GIVE 100%. AND THEN BE THE MAN. >> MIKE PIAZZA. >> YOU'RE NOT JUST LIKE A NICE HITTER. YOU ARE THE GUY. SCOTT: ACCESS EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES CONTENT ON THE NEW YORK METS YOUTUBE CHANNEL. 6-6, WE HAVE REACHED THE EIGHTH. WITH YOU ON YOUTUBE TODAY. BALL MISSES AWAY TO JOSÉ PERAZA. PERAZA MOVING OVER TO THIRD BASE, STARTED THE GAME AT SECOND, VILLAR HAD TO EXIT WITH RIGHT HAMSTRING TIGHTNESS. HE AND PARADA HAVE DONE AN OUTSTANDING JOB FILLING IN INFIELDERS WITH SOME KEY INJURIES. J.D. DAVIS ALSO SUFFERED A BIT OF A SETBACK. >> IT'S A LONG SEASON, AND YOU ARE GOING TO NEED MORE THAN THESE 26 GUYS. VETERAN GUYS KNOW THEIR ROLES. AND THEY GET PLENTY AT BATS.

>> I REMEMBER THINKING, DO THOSE GUYS KNOW HOW MANY PLAYERS ARE ON THE METS ALREADY? HOW ARE THEY GOING TO FIND PLAYING TIME FOR THEM? A BLINK AND A FEW IL STUDENTS, AND THEY ARE PLAYING EVERY DAY. — STINTS, AND THEY ARE PLAYING EVERY DAY. >> I THINK A LOT OF THOSE VETERAN GUYS, WHEN THEY ARE FREE AGENTS LOOKING FOR A JOB, THEY ARE TOLD YOU MIGHT HAVE TO MENTOR A YOUNG PLAYER AND IF SOMETHING HAPPENS, BE READY TO STEP IN. SCOTT: FOUL DOWN THE LINE. >> THERE COMES A POINT IN GUYS CAREERS WHEN THEY HAVE TO REALIZE THAT TO STICK AROUND LONGER, THEY HAVE TO BE A ROLE PLAYER AND MENTOR YOUNG PLAYERS.

TEACH THEM HOW TO PLAY THE GAME. >> ZIMMERMAN IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF THAT WITH THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS. HE GETS HIS STARTS HERE AND THERE, IS A PRODUCTIVE PLAYER, NOT PLAYING EVERY DAY, BUT WHEN HE IS IN THERE, HE IS DOING HIS JOB. SCOTT: HE HAS BEEN A VERY DIFFERENT HITTER WITH NOBODY ON BASE THIS YEAR. >> GIVE CREDIT TO BOTH BULLPENS. EVERYTHING HAS REALLY KIND OF SETTLED DOWN. THERE HAVEN'T BEEN A LOT OF FIREWORKS LIKE WE SAW THE FIRST INNING ON BOTH SIDES. BOTH OF COME IN AND DONE FANTASTIC JOBS. >> MCKINNEY FOULS ONE BACK. >> I HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU, THEY HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB. ESPECIALLY THE BULLPEN GUYS. YOU HAVE TO ROOT FOR THE BULLPEN GUYS. >> 0-2 TO MCKINNEY. MY FAVORITE COMMENT IN THE LIVE CHAT, JUST GIVE US A DEGROM PINCH-HITTING APPEARANCE. I DON'T THINK IT'S A CRAZY SUGGESTION. THERE'S ONLY ONE MAN LEFT ON THE BENCH FOR THE METS RIGHT NOW. >> IT'S HAPPENED BEFORE. WITH OF THOSE GUYS SWING THE BAT PRETTY GOOD.

>> MCKINNEY DOESN'T BITE. DEGROM'S 9-20 AT THE PLATE. THAT IS AMAZING. CHECK OUT THE BOX SCORE. GOOD WORK AFTER BUMGARNER. >> I SAW A CRAZY STAT ON DEGROM. I THINK HE HAS DRIVEN AND MORE THAN RUNS HAVE SCORED AGAINST HIM, SOMETHING CRAZY LIKE THAT. HE IS DEFINITELY — THERE ARE FEW AND FAR GUYS LIKE HIM THAT COME THROUGH THIS GAME. SOMETHING SPECIAL. SCOTT: ANOTHER STRIKEOUT FOR BUCHTER. DEGROM HAS ALLOWED FOUR EARNED RUN THIS YEAR AND DRIVEN AND THREE, SO IT IS A TIGHT RACE. >> IT'S CLOSE. HE SLEEPS GOOD AT NIGHT KNOWING HE HAS THAT 93 MILE PER HOUR SLIDER. SO FREE AND EASY. GETS OUT THERE, SAME RELEASE POINT ON EVERYTHING. SCOTT: FIRST AT-BAT FOR TRAVIS BLANKENHORN. HIS 2021 NUMBERS IN THE MINOR LEAGUES. THE LATEST CALL UP BY THE METS, SELECTED YESTERDAY. HOPPED IN THE GAME IN THE SECOND WHEN VILLAR LEFT WITH A HANDSPRING — HAMSTRING ISSUE. >> THAT'S A TOUGH DRAW. YOU GET CALLED OFF THE BENCH IN A LEFTY LEFTY SITUATION. >> STRIKES OUT THE SIDE IN THE EIGHTH. WE GET TO THE D-BACKS AND THE INNING COMING UP.

>> I'VE GOT THE MIC. IF GOT THE MIC ON TODAY. I'M GOING ALL THE WAY. ALL THE WAY, BABY. HOW ARE YOU DOING? I'M GREAT. LIVING THE DREAM, LIVING THE DREAM. AFTER THAT, ANY PITCH. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES HE WILL SWING AT THE FIRST PITCH? I'M UP THE MIDDLE. YOU CAN PROBABLY SHADE A LITTLE MORE. LAST YEAR I DIDN'T GET THIS. LAST YEAR WAS A LOT OF IN BETWEEN. NOW I'M LIKE STARTING TO GET INTO IT. I'M SWINGING MY BARREL A LITTLE BETTER THAN LAST YEAR. SCOTT: ACCESS EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES CONTENT ON THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS YOUTUBE CHANNEL. FOLLOW THE TEAM TODAY.

6-6 IN THE DESERT. I YOUTUBE CREATOR GOING I NEVER THOUGHT AFTER THE FIRST INNING THAT THIS WOULD TURN INTO A PITCHING DUEL. >> FROM THE SECOND INNING ON. SCOTT: EVERYONE JUST WAKING UP IN THE FIRST AFTER A LATE ONE YESTERDAY WENT TO EXTRA INNINGS. FIRST PITCH SWING, CHRISTIAN WALKER WITH SOME OPEN SPACE, RIGHT CENTER, AND IT IS CAUGHT. DOWN IT RIGHT BY BILLY MCKINNEY. GREAT CLOSING SPEED. ONE PITCH, ONE OUT FOR MIGUEL CASTRO IN THE EIGHTH. >> YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT. HE WENT A LONG WAY TO GET THAT BALL. CUT THE ANGLE PERFECT. NICE EXTENSION TO MAKE A GREAT PLAY. >> 90 FEET, RUNS IT DOWN TO GRAB THE BASEBALL. BILLY LOOKED VERY COMPOSED. TRACKS IT DOWN. SMITH HAS REACHED BASE TWICE TODAY. TOREY LOVULLO SAYS THIS IS A PRO HITTER, WORKING COUNTS DAY ONE WITH THIS CAMPAIGN.

HE LOOKS LIKE HE BELONGS. WE HAVE SEEN THIS ALL SERIES LONG. >> FROM DAY ONE, YOU ARE STARTING TO SEE MORE AND MORE CONFIDENCE FROM THIS KID. HE IS NOT IN A SET POSITION ON THE FIELD. TORI HAS USED HIM EVERYWHERE IN THE LINEUP. HE HAS PLAYED HIM EVERYWHERE IN THE OUTFIELD AND THE INFIELD AND HE HAS MOVED TO OR THREE TIMES IN THE GAME. SCOTT: WALKS AGAIN. TOREY SAID HE HAD THEM IN THE LEADOFF SPOT AT ONE POINT AND THEN DECIDED TO TAKE A LITTLE PRESSURE OFF THE ROOKIE.

THEN HE TOOK OFF AGAIN. HE HAS BEEN ON BASE MACHINE, ONE OUT RUNNER FOR NICK AHMED. STEVE, WHAT ELSE DO YOU HAVE FOR US? >> PAIVA IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL FIRST NAME. PAVIN SMITH IS NAMED AFTER CORY PAVING, THE PGA TOUR PLAYER OF THE YEAR IN 1991. SCOTT: HOW ABOUT THAT? MIDDLE NAME SHOULD HAVE BEEN PLAYER. PAVING PLAYER SMITH. DO WE KNOW HIS MIDDLE NAME? THERE WE GO, RESEARCH STAFF. JOE WORKS. 2-0 TO AHMED. AARON LOUP RE-WARMING. JOHNNY, DO YOU REMEMBER THE MOST YOU HAVE EVER WARMED UP IN ONE GAME? >> BEFORE I WAS A CLOSER, SET UP MAN, I WOULD THROW IT LIKE 67 TIMES ONE TIME.

YOU GET CALLED INTO THE GAME, YOU LET A COUPLE GO, YOU ARE READY. BUT AFTER THE FIRST TIME ANY RELIEVER IS UP, HE GETS TO SIT DOWN AGAIN, THEN GET UP AGAIN, I THINK YOU ARE ALREADY LOOSE. LAST COUPLE OF THROWS, YOU LET IT GO. BUT NOW IF YOU GET UP TWO OR THREE TIMES A GAME, YOU HAVE TO TAKE A DAY OFF. >> IT'S ON THE GROUND, AND THIS COULD BE TWO. THERE IS ONE. TURNED. LINDOR TO BLANKENHORN. TWO ON. CASTRO WITH A SCORELESS EIGHTH. >> THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING WITH US TODAY. ASCENDANT — IT IS AN EXCITING DAY FOR THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS. RANDY JOHNSON WAS ELECTED TO THE HALL OF FAME TODAY. >> I WAS? WOW! I GOT AN AMAZING PHONE CALL. CONGRATULATIONS, YOU HAVE BEEN INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF FAME. I FELT LIKE I HAVE NEVER FELT BEFORE IN MY LIFE.

>> EXPOS, MARINERS, ASTROS, D-BACKS. >> FIVE YEARS AGO, PEOPLE WERE TALKING TO ME ABOUT IT AND I PUT IT OFF. I NEVER JOINED A FRATERNITY IN COLLEGE AND NOW I'M IN ONE OF THE COOLEST IN THE WORLD. >> IT IS THE ULTIMATE PAT ON THE BACK FOR HIM. HE HAD A GREAT CAREER, AND NOW HE IS PART OF THIS ELITE CLUB OF AMAZING ATHLETES. AND I THINK HE IS TOTALLY PLEASED WITH IT. SCOTT: YOU ARE LOCKED INTO A GOOD ONE ON YOUTUBE. 6-6, METS AND DIAMONDBACKS. NEXT WEEK, WE HAVE THE DODGERS AND THE PIRATES EXCLUSIVELY ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL. JUNE 17, THE A'S AND RANGERS, MARINERS AND BLUE JAYS, THEN THE REDS AND BREWERS RIGHT BEFORE THE ALL-STAR BREAK. THE ROOF IS CLOSED. IT'S HOT TODAY. THE DRY HEAT. DO YOU LIKE THE DRY HEAT OR THE HEAVY STUFF? >> WELL, I GREW UP IN FLORIDA WHERE THE HUMIDITY IS PRETTY BAD, BUT I GREW UP HERE.

THIS IS A GREAT PLACE, YOU GET TO DO A LOT OF ACTIVITIES YEAR-ROUND, AND SPRING TRAINING IS HERE, SO I CAN'T COMPLAIN. SCOTT: THEY THOUGHT HE WOULD BE THE CLOSER. HE HAD AN UP-AND-DOWN BEGINNING OF THE SEASON. WILL TAKE OVER IN THE NINTH FOR ARIZONA. TIE BALLGAME. 2, 3, FOUR DUE UP FOR NEW YORK. FRANCISCO LINDOR WILL LEAD THE NINTH. >> PLAYER OF THE GAME MIGHT COME DOWN TO THE LAST COUPLE OF PITCHES. >> MIGHT COME BACK TO THE LAST AT — DOWN TO THE LAST AT-BAT.

UP THE MIDDLE, BASE HIT, AND HE IS THINKING TWO. AND THERE WITH A STANDUP DOUBLE TO START THE NINTH. >> NICE PIECE OF HITTING. GETS ENOUGH OF IT TO HIT IT. HE WAS THINKING DOUBLE RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE. SCOTT: LINDOR IS MIKED UP TODAY. SOUNDS OF THE GAME ALL DAY LONG. HE ADVANCES ON THE D.H.. BREAKING BALL IN THERE TO JAMES MCCANN. >> LINDOR IS STARTING TO HEAT UP A LITTLE BIT. >> THAT'S A TOUGH ERROR. >> LINDOR ONCE THE DEVIL. GIVE ME SOME SLUG. >> NOT ONLY THAT, BUT HE SLID FOR THE WALL. MCCANN LATE. THERE IS EDWIN DIAZ, SAVE YESTERDAY. THESE GUYS ARE IN THEIR BACK-TO-BACK DAYS. >> ESPECIALLY AS A CLOSER, I ALWAYS WANTED TO GET BACK IN THERE AS QUICK AS POSSIBLE.

IT LEAVES A BAD TASTE IN YOUR MOUTH. SCOTT: HE HAS BEEN MONEY ALL SEASON UNTIL LAST NIGHT. THE SLIDER WASN'T RIGHT THERE. MCCANN OFF THE INNER PART OF THE BAT. MAKES THE OUT AT FIRST. LINDOR STICKS TO SECOND. >> THAT IS A BIG OUT TO GET A HOT HITTER LIKE MCCANN. STAYED ON HIM, COULDN'T GET ANYTHING ON THE RUNNER. SCOTT: ALONSO HAD A SINGLE IN THE FIRST. 0-3 SINCE THEN. THAT IS GOING TO SKIP PAST THE CATCHER. LINDOR TROTS TO THIRD. ALL THE FLY BALL POWER IN THE WORLD AND A CHANCE TO DRIVE IN LINDOR WITH A SAC FLY EFFORT AND A 1-0 COUNT. >> THAT IS A BIG PASSED BALL ON KELLY. SCOTT: WHAT IS THE PLAN HERE, JOHN? JOHNNY: I WOULD THINK HE'S THINKING ABOUT IT. BUT PULL OUR HAS BEEN SWINGING THE BAT GOOD. STEVE: THEY ARE GOING TO PITCH TO HIM, MAY VERY CAREFULLY.

SCOTT: THAT'S IN THERE. STEVE: I GUESS NOT. THAT'S WHY WE ARE SITTING HERE. SCOTT: MAYBE NOT. WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. TWO STRIKES AGAINST HIM. HE MAY BE TRYING TO PITCH HIM THE SAME WAY HE DID MCCANN, JUST TRY TO TIE HIM UP, NOT LET HIM GET EXTENDED. SCOTT: THEY HAVE ARM STRENGTH AS YOU CAN SEE. CASTRO NOT AS BIG OF AN ARM OUT THERE. SEE IF ALONSO CAN LIFT ONE ON THE 1-2, IT'S ON THE GROUND, IT GETS THROUGH, AND THE METS TAKE THE LEAD. R.B.I. HIT FOR PETE ALONSO. IT IS 7-6 IN THE NINTH. >> THAT IS A CHANGEUP. >> ALMOST HIT IT OFF THE GROUND. >> HE JUST GOT ENOUGH OF IT AND HE KNEW IT RIGHT AWAY. SEE THE REACTION. SCOTT: LOW-BALL HITTER, PETE ALONSO WITH A BIG R.B.I.. >> HOW BIG IS HE FOR THIS TEAM? WAXY IS A PRESENCE. >> HE IS HUGE FOR THIS BALLCLUB. HE BRINGS A DIFFERENT ENERGY LEVEL EACH AND EVERY DAY TO THIS TEAM.

HE DID IN HIS FIRST NIGHT OUT IN THE SERIES AND HE HAS DONE IT AGAIN HERE TO GET THE BIG HIT. SCOTT: HIGH FLY BALL, SHALLOW CENTER, AND MARCUS RETIRES PILLAR. >> CROSSED UP THERE, FASTBALL DOWN, FAST BALL, CHANGE IT. GOOD PIECE OF HITTING. >> NOT ONLY THAT, I THINK PETE KNEW, MAN ON THIRD, I'VE GOT TO PUT THE BALL IN PLAY, SHORTEN UP, NOT LOOKING TO DRIVE ONE OUT OF THE PARK UNLESS HE MAKES A MISTAKE, AND HE DID.

IT WAS A CHANGEUP DOWN, WHICH IS A GOOD PITCH FOR THE PITCHER, BUT HE WAS ABLE TO GET THE BARREL TO IT. SCOTT: THERE WAS A LOT OF COMMOTION. IT'S PETE ALONSO, OPEN BASE, DOUBLE PLAY. DOM SMITH. >> I THINK HE MIGHT BE SECOND-GUESSING HIMSELF ON THAT LAST PLAY LIKE YOU GUYS SAID. SCOTT: WHY NOT A SMILE? HE HAS REACHED FOUR TIMES. THREE SINGLES AND A WALK. HE IS IN ONE OF THOSE GROUPS NOW. FISH GROOVES — IN ONE OF THOSE GROOVES NOW. >> EARLIER, GUYS WERE STRUGGLING TO SCORE RUNS. NOW THEY ARE STRUGGLING TO SWING THE BAT. SCOTT: I DON'T KNOW IF THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE — >> THE WEATHER IS STARTING TO HEAT UP.

SCOTT: IF GUYS COME OFF THE INJURED LIST AS PLANNED, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU EVEN HAVE TO LOOK INTO MANY TRADES. SO MANY PLAYERS ARE GOING TO BE A BOOST OF ENERGY. J.D. DAVIS, HOPEFULLY NOAH SYNDERGAARD IF HE COMES BACK FROM HIS ELBOW SETBACK. CARLOS CARRASCO. THAT IS A BULK. — BALK. ALONSO, MOVE UP. >> THAT'S A MISCOMMUNICATION RIGHT THERE. >> THIS HAS BEEN SOMETHING THAT HAS KIND OF HAPPENED TO THE D-BACKS ALL LAST MONTH. LITTLE MISTAKES LIKE THIS, NOT ABLE TO MAKE PITCHES OR GET HITS. WILD PITCH IS LIKE WE SAW EARLIER, GET THE RUNNER TO THIRD. SCOTT: AND HE PUTS AWAY SMITH. SO THAT DOESN'T BITE HIM BUT THE R.B.I. HIT FOR ALONSO DOES. LINDOR MOVES OVER ON THE WILD PITCH CREATING ACTION ON THE BASE PADS. SPEEDS HOME ON THE R.B.I. SINGLE. T'S HAVE THE LEAD. EDWIN DIAZ TIME AGAINST 7, 8, 9, COMING UP. >> THE CLICHÉ AROUND THE METS IN 1998 WAS THAT THE METS WERE A NICE LITTLE TEAM. >> AND THE SUBTLE TEAM.

>> A GOOD LITTLE TEAM ON THE RISE. >> BUT THEY DIDN'T HAVE THAT SET PIECE, A ROCK STAR, A SUPERHERO. >> NOT A STAR, A SUPERSTAR. >> WE ARE ECSTATIC TO MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THE NEW YORK METS HAVE ACQUIRED MIKE PIAZZA. >> GET OFF THE PLANE AT LAGUARDIA, THERE ARE FANS, PEOPLE CHEERING. >> LINE DRIVE BASE HIT, AND FRANCO IS SAFE AT THE PLATE. >> I AM TOTALLY IN A DAZE. >> TRY TO FOCUS ON THE MIDDLE PART OF THE BASE. SCOTT: FRANCISCO LINDOR, A PERSONALITY BUILT FOR NEW YORK CITY. >> MIDDLE PART OF THE BASEBALL, THAT'S WHAT HE ALWAYS KEEPS SAYING. SCOTT: EDWIN DIAZ TO TRY TO SHUT THINGS DOWN IN THE NINTH FOR NEW YORK. TOP OF THE INNING. IT STARTS WITH VARGAS AND THAT PITCH AWAY FROM DIAZ. ALSO, JOSH ROJAS ON DECK CAME UP BIG WITH TWO OUTS IN THE NINTH YESTERDAY. HERE'S A STRIKEOUT, 100 FOR DIAZ, BLEW HIS FIRST SAVE OF THE SEASON LAST NIGHT. EVEN TO THE SCORE IN THE NINTH YESTERDAY IN THE D-BACKS WENT ON TO WIN IT 6-5 IN EXTRAS.

>> HE IS SO DIFFERENT THIS YEAR, JUST HIS DEMEANOR ON THE MOUND, THE WAY HE CARRIES HIMSELF. HE'S A LITTLE ERRATIC, A LITTLE WILD. >> YOU ARE RIGHT. HE LOOKS LIKE HE HAS A LOT OF CONFIDENCE GOING. THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF DOUBT IN DIAZ'S MIND. THE STORY FOR DIAZ IS THE HOME RUN PREVENTION THAT HAS CHANGED SIGNIFICANTLY. GIVE UP 15 HOME RUNS LAST YEAR, NONE SO FAR THIS YEAR. A BALL AND TWO STRIKES. NOW 2-2. I MEAN, THE E.R.A. LAST YEAR — MAKE THAT 2019 — WAS 2.50. A FEW BAD OUTINGS LAST YEAR, BUT MOSTLY A BIG IMPROVEMENT. HE HAS REALLY PUT IT TOGETHER SO FAR THIS YEAR. >> AGAIN, COMING TO THE BIG STAGE FROM SEATTLE TO NEW YORK.

AND HE GOT HURT. SCOTT: FASTBALL OR SLIDER HERE? >> I AM GOING TO SAY SLIDER. THAT IS HIS OUT PITCH. SCOTT: IT'S LINDOR. SCOTT: JOHNNY, I KNOW YOU HAVE SEEN SOME SHIFTS, BUT WERE GUYS STANDING THERE WHEN YOU ARE PITCHING? >> NO. >> IF LINDOR WAS STILL PLAYING REGULAR, HE MIGHT HAVE MADE THAT PLAY. SCOTT: DIAZ WOULD LOVE SOME REVENGE AGAINST JOSH ROJAS WHO SINGLED TO TIE THE NINTH. STARTS HIM OFF WITH 101 MILES PER HOUR. >> 101 RUNNING AWAY FROM ROJAS. ROJAS TRYING TO GET THAT FIRST PITCH, TRYING TO AMBUSH HIM. >> WITH DIAZ'S ARM ANGLE, TOO. SCOTT: SAME SPOT. LAST NIGHT, ROJAS, TWO OUTS IN THE NINTH, AND A FRESH BALLGAME. IT JUST TOOK ONE FOR THE DIAMONDBACKS TO WIN IT. ROJAS PROVIDING THE BOOST FOR ARIZONA. HERE HE IS AS A PINCH HITTER. AND HE WAS THE BRIGHT SPOT IN THE MONTH OF MAY. ROJAS WITH A REALLY SLOW START TO HIS SEASON, ENDED UP ON THE BENCH. INJURIES PUT HIM BACK INTO THE LINEUP. HE WAS THEIR BEST HITTER THAT MONTH. >> HE EVEN SAID THE FIRST MONTH OF THE SEASON HE WAS TRYING TO DO TOO MUCH.

HE GOT INTO THAT MOMENT WHERE HE WAS HAPPY TO BE THE GUY THAT CARRIED THE CLUB. NOW HE IS JUST KIND OF SETTLING BACK IN. HE KNOWS HE IS GOING TO BE OUT THERE PLAYING. >> TWO MORE LEFTIES AVAILABLE OFF THE BENCH INCLUDING DAVID PERALTA, AND HE STRUCK HIM OUT. 101, HE CLIMBS THE LADDER, TWO GONE IN THE NINTH. >> GOOD RUN ON THAT FASTBALL, TAILING AWAY. ONE THING HE HAS BEEN DOING THIS YEAR ALSO, HITTING THE FASTBALL UP IN THE ZONE, NORTH AND SOUTH, NORTH AND SOUTH, MOSTLY NORTH IN THE ZONE.

SCOTT: COME IN AND CHANNEL YOUR INNER FRANCO. SPINNER, LEFT SIDE, DOM SMITH IS THERE, GAME OVER. METS TAKE IT 7-6, AND THEY IMPROVED TO 27-21 ON THE SEASON. FRANCISCO LINDOR SCORES THE WINNING RUN, BROUGHT IN BY PETE ALONSO. I DON'T THINK ANYBODY KNOWS HOW TO LINE UP A GAME LIKE THIS PREDICTION-WISE. WE HAD 10 RUNS IN THE FIRST TWO INNINGS. THE METS GET THE CLUTCH HIT THEY NEED. DIAZ SHUTS THE DOOR. 10 SAVE OF THE SEASON FOR EDWIN. LET'S TALK THROUGH THIS THING FOR 30 MINUTES LIVE ON YOUTUBE RIGHT NOW. METS TAKE IT 7-6, YOUR FINAL SCORE. WE ARE STATIONED AT THE BALLPARK. THE METS GRABBED THE SERIES. 2-3 AGAINST ARIZONA. THE STREAK STRETCHES BACK TO A FEW YEARS AGO. PETE ALONSO COMING THROUGH. HE IS GOING TO JOIN US FOR A POST GAME CHAT IN JUST A MOMENT. YOU GUYS KNOW WHAT TO DO. IF YOU ARE WATCHING ON YOUR PHONE OR COMPUTER, THE PULL OF THE GAME IS LIVE RIGHT NOW FOR YOU TO SELECT THE WINNER. IF HE GETS THE TROPHY, WE WILL LET YOU KNOW.

EDWIN DIAZ DOES HIS JOB IN THE NINTH. >> WHAT IS HE, NINE OUT OF 10, 10 OUT OF 11? IT WAS A DIFFERENT YEAR FOR HIM, VERY CONFIDENT. HE IS A GUY YOU RELY ON IN THE GAME. >> I AM GLAD I AM SITTING UP HERE AND NOT DOWN THERE. I USED TO HATE FACING A GUY LIKE FRANCO LATE IN THE GAME. THEY ARE STARTING TO GET PLAYERS HEALTHY AGAIN. ALONSO IS HUGE TO COME BACK IN THIS SERIES. THEY ARE FEELING PRETTY GOOD ABOUT TODAY'S GAME. SCOTT: 7-6 YOUR FINAL SCORE. THIS IS A TEAM THAT HAS PERSEVERED ALL YEAR LONG WITH PLAYERS ON THE SHELF, 13 SO FAR. JONATHAN VILLAR WITH A HAMSTRING ISSUE. MAKE IT 14. WE WILL GET MORE DETAILS POST GAME FROM ROJAS. HE HAD TO LEAVE THE GAME TODAY FOR NEW YORK. >> HE IS A CATALYST AT THE TOP OF THE LINEUP. HE HAS BEEN DOING REALLY WELL SINCE HE IS IN THERE. SCOTT: NICE TO HAVE ALONSO BACK IN THE LINEUP FOR NEW YORK.

METS WONDERING IF THEY WOULD HAVE ALONSO AT THE PLATE IN THAT SITUATION. IT WAS A CHANCE, POTENTIALLY, FOR SOME MANAGERS TO SAY LET'S SET UP THE DOUBLE PLAY, LET'S ALSO NOT DEAL WITH THE METS MOST PRODUCTIVE RUN PRODUCER. >> THAT'S A CHANCE YOU TAKE AS A MANAGER, COIN FLIP. HE TOOK A CHANCE. HE BELIEVED IN HIS PITCHER. IT WAS A GOOD PITCH. YOU HAVE TO TIP YOUR HAT TO PETE.

SCOTT: METS TAKE IT SEVEN-SIX, YOUR FINAL SCORE. WE SAW THREE RUN HOME RUN FROM THE CANON THE FIRST INNING. NO RE— FROM MCCANN IN THE FIRST INNING. WE WILL GO OVER THE PLAYER OF THE GAME RESULTS IN JUST A FEW MOMENTS. AND HERE HE IS, PETE ALONSO JOINING US WITH A BIG HIT IN THE NINTH. GREAT TO TALK TO YOU. DID YOU CONSIDER THE FACT THAT MAYBE THEY WOULD GIVE YOU A FREE PASS TO FIRST? >> I HAVE TO BE READY TO GO. I CAN'T JUST ASSUME THEY ARE GOING TO WALK IN THERE. I DIDN'T THINK THEY WERE GOING TO WALK ME. MAYBE WITH A LEFTY ON THE MOUND, BUT I THINK THEY WERE PLAYING RIGHT ON RIGHT, TRYING TO GET ME TO HIT A POP-UP OR STRIKE ME OUT. >> HEY PETE, I HAVE BEEN TELLING THIS GUY, I CALLED YOUR NAME OUT IN THE DRAFT YEARS AGO, SO I HAVE A LOT OF CONFIDENCE IN YOU.

SINCE YOU'VE COME BACK, YOU ARE FEELING REALLY WELL, NO LINGERING EFFECTS. HOW ARE YOU FEELING DAY TODAY — DAY TO DAY? >> I AM JUST HAPPY THAT I WAS ABLE TO RECOVER AND THAT MY BODY RESPONDED WELL TO THE REST AND THE REHAB. I AM GLAD TO BE JOINING THE PARTY AGAIN. I AM REALLY HAPPY I CAN IMPACT THE GAME I HAVE THIS SERIES. >> LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION. IN THE OFF-SEASON, YOU HAD A GREAT ROOKIE SEASON, SHORT SEASON. WHAT WAS YOUR MINDSET GOING INTO SPRING TRAINING KNOWING THAT YOUR OWNER WENT OUT AND GOT ALL OF THESE GUYS? >> FROM ONE TAMPA GUY TO ANOTHER, I WAS REALLY EXCITED. I DIDN'T KNOW YOU WERE CALLING THE GAME. THAT'S REALLY EXCITING. I GOT A REPRESENT IN THE 813, HELL YEAH. I WAS REALLY EXCITED. ALL THE ACQUISITIONS AND MOVES. IT WAS REALLY EXCITING THIS OFF-SEASON BECAUSE WE HAVE A REALLY STRONG CORE, GOOD CHEMISTRY, AND THEN EVERYONE WHO WAS BROUGHT IN, THE GELLING AND THE CAMARADERIE STARTED FROM DAY ONE.

ALL THE PIECES THE FRONT OFFICE GOT REALLY FIT THE GROOVE. IT'S AWESOME. SCOTT: WAS HE ONE OF YOUR FAVORITES GROWING UP? >> SO YEAH. I LOVE THE HOMETOWN GUYS. SCOTT: ALRIGHT, I HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS FROM OUR CREATORS IN THE LIVE CHAT. WHAT HAS BEEN THE KEY TO THE OFFENSIVE SURGE FOR THIS TEAM? FIRST, SOME MORE DETAIL, LINDOR WITH A SCORCHING BAT LATELY. JAMES MCCANN TURNING IT UP. DOM SMITH HAVING A BIG WEEK. WHAT HAS CHANGED? >> ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. BASEBALL IS A LONG SEASON. IT IS A GAME OF FAILURE.

AND IT IS A MARATHON, NOT A SPRINT. BASEBALL IS MEANT TO BE PLAYED 160 TWO GAMES. THE LAW OF AVERAGES KIND OF PLAYS OUT. YOU CAN HAVE A WEEK WHERE YOU ARE SMASHING BALLS OF PEOPLE YOU CAN GET A COUPLE OF BLOOPERS. THIS GROUP'S PREPARATION AND MENTALITY HAS BEEN A ONE FROM THE JUMP. I AM REALLY EXCITED THAT WE ARE PUTTING UP RUNS. WE HAVE THAT GRITTY, NASTY MENTALITY THAT WE ARE GOING TO WIN REGARDLESS. IT IS PARTLY CAMARADERIE THAT WE HAVE AS WELL THAT EVERYTHING IS GOING TO COME TOGETHER NICELY, GET SOME GUYS OFF THE D.L.

AND BE FIRING AT FULL CAPACITY. I AM EXCITED FOR HOW WE ARE GOING TO BE MIDDLE TO THE END OF THE SUMMER. SCOTT: TAKE ME THROUGH YOUR PREPARATION. WHAT IS YOUR PREPARATION RIGHT — LIKE? DO YOU GET THE SCOUTING REPORT? >> ABSOLUTELY. HE KINDA OF FLIPPED THE SCRIPT ON ME. HIS PITCH IS UP IN THE ZONE IN A WAY. I AM JUST HAPPY HE MADE A MISTAKE. AND GAVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO DRIVE IN THE WINNING RUN. SCOTT: CONGRATS ON THE W-4 YOUR SQUAD. SAFE TRAVELS. ENJOY SAN DIEGO COMING UP. >> WILL DO. LF G.M., THANKS GUYS. SCOTT: I'M GOING — IF YOU WANT TO LOOK UP THAT HASHTAG, GO FOR IT. GOOGLE IT. FIRST INNING, A THREE RUN SMASH, AND THEN A COUPLE MORE HITS AFTER THAT MCCANN DROVE IN FOUR FOR NEW YORK.

AND A BIG SMILE ON HIS FACE. THE CATCHER WITH A SLOW START TO THE SEASON. HE HAS BEEN PICKING THINGS UP. ALONSO IN THE FIRST SPOT, AND SMITH FINISHES IN FOURTH. THE FANS DECIDED, AND JAMES MCCANN GETS A SPECIAL, CUSTOM-MADE YOUTUBE TROPHY WITH HIS NAME ON IT. THERE WILL BE ON HIS FACE AFTER THAT AND A HAPPY FLIGHT FOR THE NEW YORK VETS AS THEY LEAVE THE DESERT. MUCH MORE TO GO ON THE POST GAME SHOW ON YOUTUBE. ♪ [CAPTIONS MADE POSSIBLE BY MLB NETWORK] [CAPTIONING PERFORMED BY THE NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE, WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS CAPTION CONTENT AND ACCURACY. VISIT NCICAP.ORG] >> HE JUST SMOKES IT. >> FORGET ABOUT IT. >> THAT ONE IS GOING TO GO.

>> THAT ONE IS CRUSHED. >> THAT'S GOING TO DO IT. >> OH MY, STRIKE THREE. >> HE TALKED ABOUT HIS FIELDING SKILLS. THAT WAS REMARKABLE. ♪ QUICK SOMETHING LIKE THIS IS WHAT THEY CAME FOR. >> A GREAT ONE ON YOUTUBE TODAY. LET'S GET INTO THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS GAME. HIS BAT HAS LIT UP, SPEED ON THE BASES AND DEEP TO LEFT FIELD, FORGET ABOUT IT.

JAMES MCCANN MUSCLES UP FOR HIS FOURTH HOME RUN OF THE SEASON AND THE METS GRABBED A 3-0 LEAD. >> THE FIRST THREE BATTERS, TOO MUCH AT THE PLATE. THE BALL IS JUST LABORING RIGHT OVER THE PLATE. >> THAT IS A NICE PIECE OF HITTING BY MCCANN. HE GETS A GOOD PITCH RIGHT DOWN THE HEART OF THE PLATE. >> JOC PEDERSON RUN — WORKING WITH A COMFY LEAD BEFORE HE STARTS HIS DAY. >> HE'S GOT HIMSELF A TWO RUN SHOT. MARTE POWERS UP FOR HIS FOURTH OF THE YEAR, IT'S 4-2. I'M STARTING TO WORRY ABOUT THE OVER-UNDER CALL. WE ARE NOT EVEN OUT OF THE FIRST INNING. WE'VE GOT SIX RUNS ALREADY SCORED. NOBODY OUT IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FIRST. >> A SINGLE AND A TWO-RUN HOME RUN ON THE DIAMONDBACKS SIDE OF THE INNING. IT'S GOING TO SCORE TWO FOR THE DIAMONDBACKS. WE ARE TIED IN THE FIRST.

VARGAS JUST TRADED FOR THIS AFTERNOON. HE'S BACK WITH THE DIAMONDBACKS AND WE HAVE A FRESH BALLGAME IN THE OPENING INNING. REMEMBER WHEN MADISON BUMGARNER WAS PITCHING IN THE FIRST? NOW HE'S AT THE PLATE. >> SOLID CONTACT INTO LEFT. D-BACKS JUMP AHEAD. 5-4, R.B.I. SINGLE FROM THE PITCHER SPOT IN THE FIRST. ARIZONA HAS CLIMBED ALL THE WAY BACK. >> TO SAY THIS IS A CRAZY GAME ALREADY IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT, I WOULD IMAGINE. MCCANN UP THE MIDDLE, SOLIDLY STRUCK, AND HERE COMES VILLAR ROUNDING THIRD, HE WILL SCORE EASILY. AND R.B.I. SINGLE FROM JAMES MCCANN TO TIE THE GAME UP. HIS FOURTH R.B.I., WE ARE IN THE SECOND. DRURY CLOCKS IT OVER SHORT AND HE'S GOT HIMSELF A KNOCK.

HERE COMES PILLAR IN THE METS TAKE THE LEAD BACK,6-5. >> THAT'S GOT TO FEEL GOOD FOR DRURY, TO COME UP AND GET A HIT AGAINST HIS FORMER TEAM THE DIAMONDBACKS. >> VARGAS MAKES CONTACT, LEFT SIDE. THAT'S GOING TO BRING IN THE RUN. PERAZA HAS TO EAT THE BASEBALL. AN INFIELD KNOCK FROM VARGAS. VARGAS HAS HAD AN IMPACT IN THIS GAME HIS FIRST DAY BACK.

FROM THE TRADE THIS MORNING, DRIVEN IN THREE RUNS ALREADY. JUST MAKE CONTACT, CONTACT UP THE LINE, JUST ENOUGH TIME FOR THE RUN TO SCORE. >> THAT WAS THE LAST WE SAW FROM THE DIAMONDBACKS OFFENSE. THERE GOES FRANCISCO LINDOR WITH A SINGLE. AN ERROR CHARGE AGAINST KETEL MARTE, FUMBLED THE BASEBALL A LITTLE BIT. A WILD PITCH SUDDENLY YOU HAVE A RUNNER 90 FEET AWAY FROM BREAKING UP THE TIE IN THE NIGHT. THAT'S WHEN PETE ALONSO DID HIS R.B.I. THING. >> YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT COULD HAPPEN, BRING HIM IN.

>> A PITCH PRETTY LOW THAT HE CONNECTS ON, DRIVES IT INTO LEFT PAST THE INFIELD. DOM SMITH WITH THE SQUEEZE AND THE METS WITH A W. THEY ARE 27-21 ON THE SEASON. FIRST PLACE IN THE NL — 16 HITS TODAY, ONLY TWO THE VARIETY. A LITTLE MORE OLD-FASHIONED BASEBALL. >> A LITTLE HERE, THERE, POP-UPS, DOUBLE PLAY, A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING. AND A HOME RUN. >> STATE FARM GAME SUMMARY, METS GOT THREE HITS FROM LINDOR, MCCANN, ALONZO –ALONSO. 7-6, YOUR FINAL IN THE DESERT. STEVE? STEVE: BIG WIN FOR THE METS, THAT GIVES THEM 2-3 IN THIS SERIES, THE BEGINNING OF A LONG NINE-GAME TRIP.

THEY HAVE NINE GAMES AGAINST THE PADRES. THAT WILL BE TOUGH FOR THEM AT PETCO BEFORE THEY CLOSE IT UP WITH A COUPLE GAMES AGAINST THE ORIOLES IN BALTIMORE. TO WIN A SERIES, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU LOSE A 4-0 LEAD, THAT WILL MAKE FOR A HAPPY FLIGHT TO SAN DIEGO. ON THE FLIPSIDE, YOU HAVE THE DIAMONDBACKS. THEY HAVE A LONGER FLIGHT TO MILWAUKEE AND THAT WILL NOT BE QUITE AS ENJOYABLE. A TOUGH NIGHT FOR THEM. MADISON BUMGARNER DID NOT HAVE HIS STUFF TODAY. THE STRUGGLES FOR THEM CONTINUE. THEY HAVE WON 2-3 TODAY, BUT FIND THEMSELVES ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THINGS IN THIS ONE. SCOTT: STEVE, THANK YOU. GREAT STUFF TODAY. WE ARE ALL JEALOUS. ENJOY THAT IN ARIZONA. ALWAYS GORGEOUS. HOT, THEY CLOSE THE ROOF IN ARIZONA. MORE FROM THE POSTGAME SHOW, INCLUDING MIC'ED UP PLAYERS, NEXT. >> WE ARE GOING TO CALL THAT NOT A FAIR BALL, BUT A FAIR BAT.

>> A SWING AND A HIGH POP-UP. >> TRYING TO PICK IT OUT OF THE DOME. THEY SOMEHOW MADE THE CATCH. >> FIRST-PLACE UMPIRE SAYS YES, WITHIN RANGE. WHAT A JOB BY SEAN MURPHY, AND ALL FOR NOTHING. >> COMING UP ON CAMERA, SAW THE TOWEL WAS GONE, AND A TOWEL IS OFF. STILL STARING AT THE CAMERA. HE WANTS TO GO HIGH.

WATCH. >> RIZZO VERSUS FREEMAN. >> HE WANTS TO PUNCH HIM OUT SO BAD. [LAUGHTER] >> I HAD TO TURN. SCOTT: BACK IN ARIZONA METS TAKE IT 7-6. IT IS THE POSTGAME SHOW PRESENTED BY STATE FARM. WE DID RECEIVE NEWS ON THE ARIZONA SIDE THAT MADISON BUMGARNER LEFT THE GAME WITH LEFT SHOULDER DISCOMFORT. HE IS GOING TO HAVE AN MRI TONIGHT. WE WILL GET TO THAT IN THE SECOND. WE HAD MIC'ED UP PLAYERS. EDUARDO ESCOBAR. IT SOUNDED LIKE THIS. >> A BEAUTIFUL DAY TO PLAY BASEBALL. HOW YOU DOING, MAN? NICE SHIFTED TODAY. >> I HAVE THE MIC, BOYS. >> SAY HELLO TO EVERYBODY.

1, 2, 3, CHECK, CHECK. YOU SEE ME? I GOT THE MIC TODAY, I GOT THE MIC. >> WE ARE COMING TO SAN DIEGO. WHAT HAPPENED? WATCH OUT. OH TO THE RIGHT SIDE. — GO TO THE RIGHT SIDE. SLICK. >> LET IT GO. MAY IS IN. [LAUGHTER] >> HEY, YOU ARE MAKING THAT BALL BOUNCE. >> THAT IS A LONG SINGLE. >> I COULD HAVE DONE THAT. THAT IS A LONG SINGLE.

>> SAFE! SAFE! >> ARE YOU A JORDAN GUY? YOU LIKE THE SHOES? >> I LIKE THE SHOES. I LOVE THE JORDANS, MAN. >> I THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO REPEAT HISTORY, BASIC, BASIC, HOME RUN. >> GOOD INNING, FELLAS, GOOD INNING. STAY UP. >> NEW PITCHER, TIME TO GET ON HIM. >> NICE PLAY. >> PLAY BASKETBALL. ONE BASE AND NOW YOU ARE A BASE STEALER? SCOTT: I KNOW YOU KNEW LINDOR CAN TALK. HE IS FUN AND ALSO A COACH OUT THERE. LOOK AT HIS SPLITS. HE CRUSHES DIAMONDBACKS PITCHING SO FAR THIS YEAR. NOT SO MUCH AGAINST THE REST, MAYBE IT IS A BOOST. I THINK EDUARDO ESCOBAR SURPRISE YOU. JOHN: ANOTHER GUY WHO LOVES THE GAME, LOVES TO HAVE FUN WHEN HE IS OUT THERE. THEY ARE A PLEASURE TO WATCH AND SO MUCH OF A POSITIVE VIBE FOR THE GAME OF BASEBALL. SCOTT: SO MUCH FUN TO LISTEN TO, FRANCISCO LINDOR AND EDUARDO ESCOBAR, MIC'ED UP FOR THIS GAME.

MADISON BUMGARNER ONLY LASTED A COUPLE INNINGS. WE THOUGHT MAYBE AFTER THE ROUGH FIRST INNING HE WOULD GO 5, 6 INNINGS. WE SAW THEM DO THAT BEFORE AND HIS TEAM PLAYED CATCH UP. HE LEFT THE GAME WITH LEFT SHOULDER DISCOMFORT. HE WILL HAVE AN MRI TONIGHT, ACCORDING TO HIS MANAGER. THAT IS TOUGH NEWS FOR THE DIAMONDBACKS. >> WE SAW THAT.

JOHNNY POINTED OUT, HE WAS NOT HITTING HIS SPOTS. THE VELOCITY WAS WHAT HE NORMALLY THROWS, BUT WAS NOT ABLE TO HIT HIS SPOTS. ANOTHER NOTCH TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITH MADISON BUMGARNER. LET'S HOPE IT IS NOT A SERIOUS INJURY. SCOTT: FOR THE METS, VILLAR GOES DOWN WITH A HAMSTRING ISSUE. ALONSO COMES BACK ON MONDAY. SETH LUGO, ANOTHER RELIEF ACE FOR THE TEAM. THEY ARE STARTING TO GET HEALTHIER AND HAVE BEEN FINE WITH THE SUBS, WITH THE BENCH MOB. >> LIKE I SAID EARLIER, YOU NEED THESE PLAYERS TO COME IN AND A STEP UP WHILE REGULAR PLAYERS ARE HURT, AND GETTING BACK THE TRADE DEADLINE COMING, CONFORTO IS GETTING A TRADE BACK.

THE CAVALRY IS COMING. THESE GUYS HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB, EVERYONE OF THEM, WHOEVER CAME IN TO HELP OUT, THEY ARE DOING A TREMENDOUS JOB. SCOTT: THE STILL IN'S ARE DOING NICE — THE FILL-INS ARE DOING NICELY. WHAT HAS BEEN THE KEY TO THE OFFENSIVE SURGE FOR THE METS? I ASKED THAT QUESTION TO KELLY — I ASKED THAT QUESTION TO PETE ALONSO. WHERE IS IT FROM LINDOR? WHERE IS IT FROM JAMES MCCANN? WHERE IS THE OFFENSE FROM DOM SMITH? IT IS LIKE THEY ALL WOKE UP AT THE SAME TIME. JOHN: A COUPLE THINGS. WARM WEATHER. THEY ARE SUCH GOOD PLAYERS, IT IS A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THEY START COMING AROUND.

LIKE PETE SAID, IT IS A LONG SEASON. THERE WILL BE WEEKS WHERE YOU GET LINE DRIVES AND WEEKS WITH BROKEN BAT SINGLES. IT EVENS OUT IN AN 160 GAME SEASON. SCOTT: YOU SEE A METS TEAM PRIDING ITSELF ON PITCHING AND DEFENSE AND THE DEFENSE STARTED TO COME AROUND WITH ARIZONA WITH MANY MORE REINFORCEMENTS ON THE WAY. >> I THINK WHAT YOU WILL SEE WITH THE METS, LUIS ROJAS HAS HIS CORE GUYS WITH PETE ALONSO, LINDOR. NOW THEY ARE GETTING HEALTHY, FEELING GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES. WHEN THEY ANSWER THE BELL EACH AND EVERY DAY, GET A STEADY LINEUP, YOU WILL SEE THE OFFENSE PICK UP MORE. SCOTT: YOU CAN SEE THEY WON SIX OF THEIR LAST SEVEN, AVERAGING 5.5 RUNS PER GAME.

THERE IS A POWER SURGE AS WELL. A TON OF SAN DIEGO PADRES GAMES COMING UP FOR THE METS. SEVEN OF THEIR NEXT NINE ARE AGAINST SAN DIEGO. JOHN: A BIG SERIES. SCOTT: NEXT WEEK DODGERS TAKING ON THE PIRATES. THE DEFENDING CHAMPS ARE ON YOUTUBE. AND SHOHEI OHTANI AND ANGELS, USING GREAT. MARINERS MATCH UP THE BLUE JAYS AND VLADIMIR GUERRERO JR. ON JUNE 30. THE REDS TAKE ON THE MILWAUKEE BREWERS. THAT IS YOUR EXCLUSIVE. NEXT, THE DODGERS AND THE PIRATES. YOU GET TO SEE THIS TOO MUCH, BEING THAT YOU WORK WITH THE DIAMONDBACKS. WHAT DO THE DODGERS LOOK LIKE THIS YEAR, TREVOR BAUER ADDED TO THE MIX. THE DODGERS HAVE HAD INJURIES THEY HAVE DEALT WITH. WHEN YOU GET TO THE END OF THE SEASON, WHEN YOU HAVE THE STARTING ROTATION INTACT, I AM LOOKING AT KERSHAW, BUEHLER, BAUER, OTHER NAMES THAT IF THEY COME BACK LOOK LIKE TOP OF THE ROTATION GUYS.

>> I THINK THIS YEAR COMING OUT AFTER THE WORLD SERIES THEY WERE EXPECTING TO BE IN FIRST PLACE, THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS SURPRISED EVERYBODY. I THINK THE GIANTS ARE GOING TO FADE, THE PADRES ARE RIGHT THERE, BUT THE DODGERS WITH THE PITCHING STAFF THEY HAVE, THEY WILL BE IN THE MIX AND LOOKING FOR OFFENSIVE GUYS TO GET HOT. THEY JUST GOT BELLINGER BACK AND SOME OF THEIR KEY OFFENSIVE PLAYERS. SCOTT: I THINK OF LINDOR IN COMPARISON TO MOOKIE BETTS AND THAT HE MOVES OVER TO THE TEAM, GETS TRADED, SIGNS THE BIG CONTRACT. HE CAN CONTRIBUTE IN A NUMBER OF WAYS. BETTS IS LIKE THAT. YOU CAN SEE HIM CONTRIBUTE IN A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT WAYS. YOU WILL SEE BETTS AND THE DODGERS. WE DON'T KNOW THE PROBABLES THAT FAR IN ADVANCE. CHANCES ARE YOU WILL GET A GUY WHO IS A CY YOUNG CONTENDER. >> ANY TIME YOU FACE THE DODGERS, YOU HAVE YOUR WORK CUT OUT FOR YOU.

SCOTT: THE DODGERS TAKING ON THE PIRATES NEXT WEEK. IT WAS GREAT TO HAVE YOU BACK ON A METS BROADCAST. >> THANK YOU, I ENJOYED CATCHING UP WITH YOU, SEEING MY OLD BUDDY IN ARIZONA. IT WAS A GREAT DAY. SCOTT: 15 SEASONS WITH THE NEW YORK METS. LOUIS, IT WAS AWESOME, GREAT TO HAVE YOU ON BOARD. YOU MATCHED UP IN 1999. TO HAVE TWO GUYS WHO ARE VALUED AND CHERISHED WAS SPECIAL FOR US ON THE YOUTUBE SIDE. YOU DID A GREAT JOB FROM ARIZONA. WE FELT WE WERE ALL TOGETHER. >> WE SURE DID. >> APPRECIATE IT. SCOTT: THANK YOU TO LUIS GONZALEZ, DON FRANCO, STEVE GILBERT. WE WILL DO THIS AGAIN NEXT WEEK ON YOUTUBE WITH THE PIRATES HOSTING THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS ON JUNE 10, THURSDAY.

COVERAGE STARTS AT NOON EASTERN WITH OUR PREGAME SHOW ON MLB'S YOUTUBE SHOW. OVER 3 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS. WE WILL SEE YOU THEN. FROM OUR CREW, I AM SCOTT BRAUN, LOGGING OUT. WE WILL BE HERE NEXT WEEK FOR BASEBALL ON YOUTUBE. METS WIN, 7-6..

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