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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Recap: Game 20 - Mets at Rockies - Eleven Run Fifth Dooms Mets in Colorado

Coors Field (Denver, Colo.)

N.Y. Mets (11-9)1001430009176
Colorado (10-9) «200011050x18191

W: M. Reynolds (3-0) L: M. Acosta (0-1)
HR: NYM - S. Hairston (2)   COL - T. Tulowitzki (3),C. Gonzalez (3),D. Fowler (3),R. Hernandez (4)

Offense was alive and well on Friday at Coors Field as the Colorado Rockies exploded for 11 runs in the fifth inning and pounded the New York Mets, 18-9, in the opener of a three-game set.

The Rockies, who pounded out 19 hits in the game, were led by Carlos Gonzalez, who finished 3-for-6 with six RBI and a run scored. Ramon Hernandez crushed a grand slam, Troy Tulowitzki added a solo shot and Dexter Fowler clubbed a three-run homer.

Every player in the Rockies' starting lineup, including starter Drew Pomeranz had at least one hit, while Todd Helton and Jonathan Herrera each added an RBI for Colorado, which bounced back from a 5-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday in a big way.

Matt Reynolds (3-0) gave up two hits and no runs in one inning of work to earn the win, while Manny Acosta (0-1) was tagged for seven runs -- four earned -- on five hits and two walks in just 1/3 of an inning to suffer the loss.

Scott Hairston hit for the cycle in just four at-bats, scored three times and knocked in four runs, Ruben Tejada had four hits and two runs scored, while Lucas Duda had two RBI for the Mets, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Hairston's cycle was the 10th in Mets franchise history and he became the first Met to hit for the cycle since Jose Reyes on June 21, 2006. Other Mets to accomplish the feat include: John Olerud in 1997, Keith Hernandez in 1985, Tommie Agee in 1970 and Jim Hickman, who hit the franchise's first cycle in 1963.

Hairston had just five hits in 29 at-bats this season entering Friday's game.

Box Score:

Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF511000012.323
Ruben Tejada SS624000001.274
Daniel Murphy 2B500000002.291
David Wright 3B311000021.361
Scott Hairston LF534411101.265
  Bobby Parnell P000000000.000
  Tim Byrdak P000000000.000
Lucas Duda RF412200001.246
Zach Lutz 1B511000003.143
Mike Nickeas C202100010.188
  Josh Thole PH-C201000000.367
Chris Schwinden P301100000.333
  Manny Acosta P000000000.000
  Miguel Batista P000000000.000
  Justin Turner PH100000000.227
  Ramon Ramirez P000000000.000
  Mike Baxter LF100000001.250
Marco Scutaro 2B544001010.268
Jonathan Herrera 3B431100000.364
Carlos Gonzalez LF613600101.269
Troy Tulowitzki SS622100100.278
Todd Helton 1B513101000.254
Michael Cuddyer RF321000020.304
Ramon Hernandez C521500100.265
Dexter Fowler CF513300100.254
Drew Pomeranz P101000000.333
  Esmil Rogers P000000000.000
  Eric Young Jr. PH120000010.357
  Josh Roenicke P000000000.000
  Matt Reynolds P100000001.000
  Matt Belisle P100000000.000
  Rex Brothers P000000000.000

E_R.Tejada, D.Murphy, Z.Lutz, M.Nickeas, J.Thole, C.Schwinden, D.Fowler. LOB_NY Mets 11, Colorado 7. 2B_S.Hairston. 3B_S.Hairston, M.Scutaro, T.Helton. HR_S.Hairston (2) off D.Pomeranz, T.Tulowitzki (3) off C.Schwinden, C.Gonzalez (3) off C.Schwinden, D.Fowler (3) off M.Acosta, R.Hernandez (4) off B.Parnell. SB_E.Young Jr. (4).

Chris Schwinden4.076510290-5611.25
Manny Acosta (L 0-1)0.157420127-156.52
Miguel Batista0.20000007-58.68
Ramon Ramirez1.244012033-203.65
Bobby Parnell0.231100115-94.00
Tim Byrdak0.20000008-53.18
Drew Pomeranz4.052134167-405.40
Esmil Rogers1.064403026-216.75
Josh Roenicke0.233310025-155.79
Matt Reynolds (W 3-0)1.020001024-162.57
Matt Belisle1.110002017-131.04
Rex Brothers1.000002018-103.52

C.Schwinden pitched to 4 batters in the 5th.

HBP_by M.Acosta (J.Herrera), by D.Pomeranz (L.Duda).
T_3:47. A_35103.
Umpires_Home,Gary Darling; First, Lance Barrett; Second, Paul Emmel; Third, Scott Barry.

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