Sunday, August 23, 2015

The New York Mets sweep the Colorado Rockies in Colorado

The New York Mets defeated the Colorado Rockies on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado and the final score was 5-1 Mets.  Logan Verrett started for the Mets in place of Matt Harvey who was skipping a turn and he pitched great.  Daniel Murphy had two hits and Michael Conforto had three hits to lead the offense. 

Verrett pitched eight innings giving up four hits and a run with a walk and eight strikeouts.  He won his first game of the season.  Hansel Robles pitched an inning giving up a walk and he struck out two. 

David Hale lost his fifth game of the season pitching six innings and giving up six hits and five runs with four of them being earned.  he walked two and struck out nine.  Simon Castro pitched two innings giving up two hits and he struck out one and Jairo Diaz pitched an inning giving up a walk and a strikeout. 

Curtis Granderson ahd a hit and drew a walk, Yoenis Cespedes drew a walk and Murphy had two hits and an RBI.  Wilmer Flores had a hit and an RBI, Conforto had three hits and Anthony Recker had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Murphy hit a double, Recker and Conforto each hit a double as well.  The Mets were 3-14 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Granderson had a stolen base and Conforto had an outfield assist. 

Charlie Blackmon had a hit, D.J. LeMahieu had a hit and drew a walk and Carlos Gonzalez had a hit and an RBI.  Nolan Arenado had a hit, Dustin Garneua drew a walk and Gonzalez hit a homerun.  The Rockies were 0-6 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Gonzalez committed an error

In the first Murphy hit an RBI double to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the second a wild pitch made it 2-0 Mets.  Another wild pitch made it 3-0 and in the third a Flores RBI single made it a 4-0 game.  Recker hit an RBI double in the third to increase the lead to 5-0.  The Rockies got their only run in the fourth on a Gonzalez solo homerun.  The Mets took the three games and won the games by scoring 33 three runs.  The Mets will head to Philadelphia to take on the Phillies beginning on Monday night.   

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