“He’s always ready to compete at the best level he can,” Lovullo said about Reddick. “That’s contagious.”
New York, which leads the NL East despite a rash of injuries, had been 14-0 when leading after eight innings.
The Mets opened the scoring in the fourth against Caleb Smith, who made his first start since April 13. Pete Alonso reached on a two-out single and Smith homered to make it 2-0.
New York padded its lead in the sixth. Jonathan Villar singled and scored on a triple off the center-field wall by Lindor, who came into the game hitting .198. Lindor scored on a sacrifice fly by Smith.
As Stroman headed to the bench after getting Rojas on a popup to end the fifth, they started jawing at each other. Arizona left fielder David Peralta ran over to say something to Stroman. At that point, players from both teams gathered near first base. No fighting broke out, but Lovullo and counterpart Luis Rojas had a long conversation before returning to their respective dugouts.
Reddick sported a red mohawk he had colored earlier in the day at the behest of his wife.
New York claimed INF Travis Blankenhorn off waivers from Seattle and added him to the 26-man roster. INF Wilfredo Tovar was designated for assignment.
Diamondbacks RHP Zac Gallen (sprained right elbow) threw a 30-pitch bullpen and Lovullo said he was “very encouraged” by what he heard. Gallen said he’ll undergo an MRI on Thursday to see how the elbow responded. “If it was me, I’d be pitching tonight,” he said. … RHP Chris Devenski (elbow) will undergo season-ending surgery Wednesday.
The teams conclude their three-game series Wednesday. Arizona will send Madison Bumgarner (4-5, 5.15 ERA) to the mound against fellow left-hander David Peterson (1-4, 4.91).
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