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OF Tony Campana was recalled from Triple-A Reno prior to Wednesday's game against the Mets. Campana takes the roster spot of Willie Bloomquist, who went on the disabled list with a left hand contusion. Campana was immediately penciled into the lineup as the leadoff hitter and center fielder and went 0-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in the Diamondbacks' 5-3 win. This is Campana's first stint with the Diamondbacks, who acquired him from the Cubs in February. In 189 games for the Cubs the previous two seasons, Campana hit .262 with one homer, 11 RBI and 54 stolen bases in 59 attempts. He played in 71 games at Reno, for whom he hit .288 with one homer, 22 RBI and 24 stolen bases in 28 attempts.

RHP Randall Delgado earned his first win of the year and had one of the best starts of his career Wednesday, when he allowed two runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out a career-high nine over seven innings in the Diamondbacks' 5-3 victory over the Mets. It was only the fourth time in 28 starts that Delgado has thrown at least seven innings, as well as the fourth time he hasn't issued a walk. He has a 3.24 ERA in four starts since joining the Diamondbacks' rotation on June 18.

1B Paul Goldschmidt didn't start Wednesday in the Diamondbacks' 5-3 win over the Mets. It was just the third time this season Goldschmidt didn't start a game. He pinch-hit in the eighth inning and flew out. Goldschmidt has played in 83 of the Diamondbacks' first 84 games and 32 in a row since his lone full day off in the second game of a doubleheader on May 27. Goldschmidt entered Wednesday leading the National League with 69 RBI but is just 2-of-11 with five strikeouts in the first three games of the series against the Mets.

RHP Heath Bell earned the save Wednesday night in his first opportunity since regaining the closer job. Bell allowed a two-out single in a scoreless ninth as he locked down his 15th save of the year in the Diamondbacks' 5-3 win over the Mets. Bell had 12 saves while J.J. Putz was on the disabled list from May 8 through June 29 but allowed a run in five straight appearances from June 10 through June 22 and lost the job upon Putz's return. After Putz blew the save in his first opportunity, manager Kirk Gibson said Bell would close while Putz built up arm strength in a lower-leverage role.

INF Willie Bloomquist (left hand contusion) was placed on the disabled list Wednesday, seven days after he was hit in the hand by a pitch during a game against the Nationals. The DL assignment is retroactive to June 27. Bloomquist appeared to be making progress earlier in the week, but the hand hadn't improved in the last couple days and manager Kirk Gibson said he didn't want to use Bloomquist as a pinch-runner and then have to place him on the disabled list and lose him for an additional two weeks. Bloomquist is hitting .292 with no homers and four RBI in 72 at-bats this season.

RHP Ian Kennedy will look to bounce back from a tumultuous June when he takes the mound Thursday in the finale of a four-game series against the Mets at Citi Field. In five starts in June, Kennedy was 1-1 with a 6.83 ERA. He also served a 10-game suspension for throwing at the Dodgers' Zack Greinke during a brawl-filled game on June 11. Kennedy returned from suspension on Saturday, when he took the loss against the Braves after giving up four runs on five hits and four walks while striking out four in 4 1/3 innings in an 11-5 defeat. While June was Kennedy's worst month of the season statistically, he has struggled all season and hasn't recorded an ERA under 4.50 in any month. If history is any indication, though, the Mets will provide Kennedy the opportunity to get on track. He is 4-0 with a 3.70 ERA in four career starts against the Mets.

OF Gerardo Parra (bruising on face and arms) sat out a second straight game Wednesday as he continued recovering from the injuries he suffered after he landed face-first on the warning track while trying to make a diving catch in Monday night's game. Parra swung in the batting cage before the game but still felt sore. He missed just one of the Diamondbacks' first 82 games and had played in 55 in a row prior to Tuesday night.

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