Thursday, April 18, 2013

The New York Mets lose in Colorado and are happy to end a terrible trip to Denver

The New York Mets were defeated by the Colorado Rockies by the score of 11-3 on Thursday afternoon. The game took place at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. Jon Niese started for the Mets and pitched pretty well and their bullpen was bad. Jordany Valdespin, Daniel Murphy and David Wright each had two hits. 
Niese took the loss, his first of the season pitching six innings giving up nine hits and three runs. He walked one and struck out three. Josh Edgin pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs, Scott Atchison didn’t record an out and he gave up two hits and three runs with a walk and Jeurys Familia pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk. Jeremy Hefner pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a strikeout.

Valdespin had two hits, Murphy had two hits and Wright had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk. Ike Davis had a hit and an RBI, Marlon Byrd had a hit and Valdespin, Murphy and Byrd each hit a double. The Mets were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Valdespin committed an error and Niese had a pickoff.

Jon Garland earned his second win of the season pitching seven innings giving up six hits and two runs with four strikeouts. Chris Volstad pitched two innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout.

Eric Young had three hits, Dexter Fowler had a hit and an RBI and Carlos Gonzalez had three hits and an RBI and Troy Tulowitzki had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk. Wilin Rosario had a hit and two RBI, Todd Helton had two hits and two RBI and Josh Rutledge had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks. Chris Nelson had two hits and an RBI, Garland had a hit and Reid Brignac had a hit and an RBI. Gonzalez and Helton each hit a double, Rutledge, Fowler and Tulowitzki each hit a homerun. The Rockies were 6-9 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Rosario had a stolen base, Young was caught stealing and Rosario committed an error and had a passed ball.

Wright hit an RBI single in the first giving the Mets a 1-0 lead. The Rockies came right back in the bottom of the first and tied the game at one. Gonzalez hit an RBI single, in the fourth Rutledge hit a solo homerun to make it a 2-1 Rockies lead. In the sixth Wright hit an RBI single to tie the game at two. Tulowitzki hit an RBI single in the sixth to give the Rockies a 3-2 lead. Rosario hit a two run single, Helton a two run double, Nelson an RBI single and Brignac an RBI single to give the Rockies a 9-2 lead. Davis hit an RBI single in the eighth to make it 9-3 and the Rockies came back with two in the bottom of the eighth to win the game 11-3.

The Rockies swept the three games that they did play, they have to make up one more game later in the season. The Mets record dropped to 7-7 and the Rockies improved their record to 11-4. The Mets will return home to Citi Field to face the Washington Nationals on Friday. It will be the start of a three game series.

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