Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The New York Mets lose game one of a doubleheader to the Colorado Rockies

The New York Mets were defeated by the Colorado Rockies by the score of 8-4 on Tuesday night. The game took place at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. Dillon Gee started the game for the Mets and was not very good. David Wright hit two homeruns to lead the Mets offense. 
Gee pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and five runs with two walks and two strikeouts. Gee took his third loss of the season and has yet to win a game. Brandon Lyon pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run, Scott Rice pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two walks and LaTroy Hawkins struck out the only batter that he faced. Burke pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs.

Daniel Murphy drew a walk, Wright had three hits and three RBI and John Buck had two hits. Lucas Duda had a hit and drew a walk, Ruben Tejada had a hit and an RBI and Gee had a hit. Wright hit two homeruns and the Mets were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.

Juan Nicasio got his second win of the season. He pitched five innings giving up six hits and four runs with two walks and five strikeouts. Edgmer Escalona pitched two perfect innings with a strikeout, Wilton Lopez pitched an inning giving up two hits and Rafael Betancourt pitched a perfect inning.

Eric Young had three hits and two RBI, Jonathan Herrera had a hit and an RBI and Carlos Gonzalez had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk. Michael Cuddyer had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks, Todd Helton had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk and Wilin Rosario had a hit and an RBI. Chris Nelson had two hits, Jordan Pacheco had a hit and Cuddyer and Nelson each hit a double. Gonzalez and Young each hit a triple and Gonzalez hit a homerun. The Rockies were 4-10 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Young had a stolen base.

Wright hit a two run homerun in the first inning to give the Mets a 2-0 lead. In the second Rosario hit an RBI single to make it 2-1 Mets. Gonzalez hit a solo homerun in the third to tie the game at two. Tejada hit an RBI groundout in the fourth to make it 3-2 Mets. Wright hit a solo homerun in the fifth making it 4-2 Mets, Cuddyer walked to make it a 4-3 game and Helton hit a two run single making it 5-4 Rockies in the fifth inning. Young hit an RBI single in the sixth inning to make it 6-4 Rockies. In the eighth Young hit an RBI triple and Herrera hit an RBI single making it 8-4 and that was the final score.

The Mets improved their record to 7-4 and the Rockies record dropped to 8-4. The two teams will play a second game on Tuesday night and then try and close out the series on Wednesday weather permitting.

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