Coming off the first nine-inning complete game of his career in his previous start versus the Cubs,  the exhilaration around Zac Gallen couldn't have been greater in the D-backs' club. Before Wednesday night's competition vs. the Mets,  pitching instructor Brent Strom raved concerning Gallen a top candidate for the National League Cy Youthful Honor and how he and Merrill Kelly have actually provided security in an uncertain turning." We have our version of our top 2,  and they're going to step up these last couple of video games, " Strom stated. "Obviously,  these next two games are crucial for us versus the Mets prior to we go home." Gamings staying: at NYM,  vs. CHC,  vs. SF,  at NYY,  at CWS,  vs. HOU Standings update: The D-backs have the same record as the Reds,  that hold the 3rd NL Wild Card. The Reds have won the period collection,  so in the occasion of a connection,  Cincinnati would certainly take the playoff place. The D-backs are a half-game in advance of the Giants and the Marlins. The D-backs trail the Cubs by 2 ready the No. 2 spot.Your browser does not sustain HTML5 video clip tag. Click on this link to view initial assetBut Wednesday night proved to be the opposite of what Arizona needed. Gallen encountered problem in the D-backs' 7-1 loss at Citi Area,  giving up seven work on eight hits in five-plus innings while starting out 4 and walking 2. Meanwhile,  Arizona's infraction was unable to round up much of anything versus Mets starter Joey Lucchesi,  staying scoreless till the eighth inning and going 1-for-11 with runners in racking up placement." The truth that we're in this race,  that's what makes it extra unsatisfactory than anything, " claimed Gallen,  whose period climbed to 3.50. "I simply didn't offer us an opportunity to win tonight. That's usually my job,  my mantra it's what I attempt to remain on." Gallen's problems started early,  as aggressive at-bats by Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso resulted in a 1-0 deficiency for Arizona simply 3 batters right into all-time low of the initial. Alonso reached well below the area on a 2-2 cutter,  muscling the prospective putaway pitch right into shallow left area for an RBI single. " It's a great lineup, " Gallen said. "Especially those men on top of the order. Simply lagging in the count makes it hard. With Alonso,  I feel like I made a respectable pitch,  he just placed a much better swing on it." The damage likely would have been better if not for two stellar plays from Jake McCarthy to begin and end the initial framework. McCarthy,  who was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Tuesday,  barged in hard to make a diving grab on leadoff player Brandon Nimmo's line drive. After that,  on a slicing lining off the bat of Jeff McNeil,  McCarthy covered 55 feet in 3.6 secs,  robbing McNeil of added bases and reducing the Mets' rally short." It was the first batter out there,  McCarthy said.It felt like I was right in the thick of it then type of start a conversation a little bit." Gallen settled in and skated with the following 2 structures,  retiring the side in order in each of them. However the middle innings weren't as smooth. The determining impacts Rafael Ortega's RBI double,  Alonso's two-run double and Mark Vientos' two-run homer came on either four-seam fastballs or cutters too near the middle of the plate. I think he made mistakes,  and we capitalized, " Vientos stated. "That right there is just the name of the video game. You have actually got good bottles like that that rarely make errors,  however when they do and we're capitalizing and placing great swings on it,  that's our state of mind entering into every game. "I just really did not seem like I was especially sharp, " Gallen said. "I just had not been placing them in places where I required to,  wasn't placing individuals away in specific spots. Simply really did not make pitches,  really did not perform." The D-backs were behind from the dive,  yet the avenues to place a resurgence remained to offer themselves. After a Tommy Pham stroll in the top of the fourth,  Lourdes Gurriel Jr. tied a round into left-center area. Pham progressed to 3rd,  yet Gurriel was thrown out attempting to stretch the hit into a double.Then,  after Ketel Marte and Jordan Lawlar reached with back-to-back songs in the sixth,  Pham grounded right into a dual play to end another Arizona hazard. In overall,  the D-backs left 8 men on base. The only struck with a runner in scoring placement came on McCarthy's infield single in the ninth. Arizona's only run can be found in the 8th,  when 2nd baseman Jeff McNeil's toss sailed large as he attempted to finish a double play,  enabling Seby Zavala ahead home." I just think we're attempting to do excessive, " D-backs' manager Torey Lovullo stated. "It's been a little bit of a motif for us. When we do it right,  we make it look simple. When we do not,  we develop early-contact outs. When you're overanxious,  or a little too hostile,  you're going to face some outs."