Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Mets offense continues to be anemic as they are swept by the Colorado Rockies

The New York Mets were defeated by the Colorado Rockies by the score of 1-0 on Thursday afternoon. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. Collin McHugh made his major league debut for the Mets and pitched great. Bobby Parnell didn’t pitch great and took the loss and the offense managed seven hits with no one having more then one. The Rockies used five pitchers to get through the game and all of them pitched well. The Rockies offense only managed six hits but they didn’t have to do too much. 
McHugh pitched seven innings giving up two hits and no runs with a walk and nine strikeouts. Parnell suffered his third loss of the season pitching an inning giving up three hits and a run and Jon Rauch pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk. Tyler Chatwood pitched three innings giving up three hits and no runs with three walks and three strikeouts, Adam Ottavino pitched two innings giving up a hit and two walks with a strikeout and Rex Brothers picked up his eighth win of the season pitching two innings and giving up a hit and a walk with a couple of strikeouts. Will Harris pitched an inning giving up a hit and had two strikeouts and Matt Belisle saved his first game of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit.

Jordany Valdespin had a hit and drew a walk, Daniel Murphy had a hit and David Wright had a hit and drew a walk. Ike Davis drew two walks, Mike Baxter had a hit and drew a walk and Ruben Tejada had a hit. Josh Thole drew a walk, Ronny Cedeno had a hit and JustinTurner had a hit. Tejada hit a double and the Mets were 0-10 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base. Valdespin and Tejada each had a stolen base and Valdespin was caught stealing.

Charlie Blackmon had a hit, Jordan Pacheco had a hit and Carlos Gonzalez drew two walks. Tyler Colvin had a hit, Chris Nelson had a hit and an RBI and DJ LeMahieu had a hit. Jeff Rutledge had a hit, Blackmon and Pacheco each hit a double and Colvin hit a triple. The Rockies were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and they left five men on base. LeMahieu was caught stealing and Colvin had an outfield assist.

The only run of the game came in the eighth inning. Nelson hit an RBI single for the Rockies and that was it for the scoring. The Mets had plenty of chances but couldn’t capitalize on them.

The Rockies swept the four game series from the Mets. The Mets record fell to 57-68 and the Rockies record improved to 50-73. The Mets have been putrid since the All-Star break going 11-38 and only winning a couple of games at home. The Mets will play the Houston Astros at home beginning on Friday night.

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