Phoenix – A downpour during the game caused the Chase Field roof to leak on Friday, resulting in a steady drip on the mound.
"I am looking at the signs and water is dripping right in front of me," Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese said. "If I noticed it, I am sure the hitters were noticing it. There was kind of a big puddle on the mound. It kind of collected water on the mound. All of a sudden I felt some drops on my arm."
The leaks also created a puddle in front of the backstop, and a few fans in the nearby seats had to move. The roof, built mainly to keep out the heat, has leaked in the same area during severe rain in the past.
"They left the faucet on," Arizona reliever Daniel Hudson said.