7,594: D’Backs top Mets 7-4

Westward hole

The West Coast is proving inhospitable for the Mets.

The Arizona Diamondbacks tagged Mike Pelfrey for five runs Monday night for a 7-4 win to take the first game of a three-game series at Chase Field. It’s New York’s fourth loss in five games on a road trip that seems to be crushing any outside hopes for an N.L. wild card berth.

Pelfrey, who lost his no-hitter in the second inning on a Mark Reynolds single to move our NoNoHitters.com count to 7,594 New York Mets games without a no-no, gave up eight hits in six innings of work before leaving the game with a 5-2 deficit.

Fernando Tatis got the Mets on the scoreboard in the fourth with a triple that knocked in two runs, but that would be all the runs the Mets could muster until the final inning.

The Mets scored two in the ninth on an Anderson Hernandez double and an Angel Pagan single, but their comeback fell short.

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