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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 22 - Mets at Rockies - Ike Davis pushes Mets past Rockies in Extra Innings

Coors Field (Denver, Colo.)

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N.Y. Mets (13-9) «300010000116181
Colorado (10-11)00000004010561

W: F. Francisco (1-1) L: M. Belisle (1-2)
S: R. Ramirez (1)
HR: NYM - J. Thole (1)   COL - T. Helton (4),C. Gonzalez (4)


Final Score: New York 6, Colorado 5 (11 innings)

Ike Davis singled home the go-ahead run in the top of the 11th inning and the New York Mets edged the Colorado Rockies, 6-5, in the finale of a three-game series on Sunday.

David Wright laced a leadoff base hit up the middle off Matt Belisle (1-2) in the 11th and Lucas Duda followed with single, which allowed Wright to alertly get to third base.

After Scott Hairston grounded into a fielder's choice, Davis slapped one just under the glove of Troy Tulowitzki and into left field to bring home Wright.

Frank Francisco (1-1) earned the win despite giving up a game-tying solo homer to Carlos Gonzalez in the 10th, and Ramon Ramirez survived a couple of loud outs in the 11th to earn his first save of the season.

Wright added two hits and a pair of RBI, Kirk Nieuwenhuis finished 3-for-6 with an RBI double, Josh Thole added a solo homer and Hairston contributed an RBI single for the Mets, who have won five of their last six games.

Johan Santana pitched six shutout innings, giving up just two hits and three walks while fanning five, and Miguel Batista worked a scoreless seventh before the Mets got in trouble in the eighth.

Leading, 4-0, Jon Rauch began the frame for the Mets and got off to a good start by getting Marco Scutaro to fly out, but Dexter Fowler ripped a single and Gonzalez walked. After Tulowitzki grounded out, Michael Cuddyer drew a walk to load the bases with two down.

Todd Helton was then called up to the plate as a pinch-hitter against Mets reliever Tim Byrdak. After battling Byrdak to a 2-2 count, Helton crushed a middle-in slider deep down the right field line and it landed about four rows into the seats to tie the game at four for the Rockies.

The Mets grabbed the lead in the 10th when Nieuwenhuis doubled home pinch- hitter Mike Baxter to make it 5-4, but the Rockies came right back in the home half of the frame to tie it when Gonzalez launched one to right that just got over the wall.

Earlier, the Mets struck first with three runs in their first at-bat. Nieuwenhuis got things started with a single and Ruben Tejada followed with a base hit to put two men on. After Daniel Murphy struck out, Wright brought both runners home with a double down the left field line. Duda walked and Wright swiped third to put Mets on the corners. Hairston then knocked in Wright with a single into left field to give New York a 3-0 advantage.

New York extended its lead to 4-0 in the fifth when Thole clubbed a changeup deep to right and into the Rockies bullpen off Colorado starter Jamie Moyer.

"You're going to have some comeback wins and some tough losses," Moyer said. "But I think with a game like this, it showed some good resilience for our ball club."

Game Notes

Moyer gave up four runs on 11 hits and two walks while fanning seven in five innings...It was Helton's 6th career grand slam...Wright has reached base in 18 of his 19 games this season...Scutaro had his seven-game hitting streak snapped...The Mets went 4-for-18 with runners in scoring position and stranded 14, while the Rockies were 1-for-11 with men in scoring position and left eight on base.

Box Score:

Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF613110001.316
Ruben Tejada SS613000000.310
Daniel Murphy 2B-1B602010002.311
David Wright 3B322210030.397
Lucas Duda RF501000010.256
Scott Hairston LF602100001.250
Ike Davis 1B603110002.169
  Ramon Ramirez P000000000.000
Josh Thole C611100103.322
Johan Santana P300000002.000
  Miguel Batista P000000000.000
  Zach Lutz PH100000001.125
  Jon Rauch P000000000.000
  Tim Byrdak P000000000.000
  Bobby Parnell P000000000.000
  Mike Baxter PH111000000.333
  Frank Francisco P000000000.000
  Jordany Valdespin 2B000000000.000
Marco Scutaro 2B600000001.247
Dexter Fowler CF511000002.250
Carlos Gonzalez LF322100120.288
Troy Tulowitzki SS501000000.284
Michael Cuddyer RF310000022.289
Jason Giambi 1B300000001.188
  Rex Brothers P000000000.000
  Edgmer Escalona P000000000.000
  Todd Helton PH-1B111400110.270
Ramon Hernandez C500000002.241
Chris Nelson 3B401010011.226
Jamie Moyer P000000000.000
  Jonathan Herrera PH100000000.296
  Josh Roenicke P000000000.000
  Tyler Colvin 1B100000001.297
  Rafael Betancourt P000000000.000
  Eric Young Jr. PH100000000.313
  Matt Belisle P000000000.000
  Wilin Rosario PH100000000.194

E_D.Murphy, C.Nelson. LOB_NY Mets 14, Colorado 8. 2B_K.Nieuwenhuis, D.Murphy, D.Wright, I.Davis, C.Nelson. HR_J.Thole (1) off J.Moyer, T.Helton (4) off T.Byrdak, C.Gonzalez (4) off F.Francisco. S_J.Moyer. SB_D.Wright (2), C.Gonzalez 2 (4). CS_R.Tejada. GIDP_D.Murphy, J.Thole. DP_Colorado 2 (M.Scutaro, T.Tulowitzki and J.Giambi), (T.Tulowitzki, M.Scutaro and T.Helton).

Johan Santana6.020035090-532.25
Miguel Batista1.000002017-117.84
Jon Rauch0.213320022-102.53
Tim Byrdak (B 1)0.01110015-34.05
Bobby Parnell1.100001016-113.48
Frank Francisco (W 1-1;B 1)1.021111123-137.71
Ramon Ramirez (S 1)1.000001010-53.38
Jamie Moyer5.01144271109-703.14
Josh Roenicke1.210010020-114.50
Rex Brothers1.010003019-153.12
Edgmer Escalona0.10000109-712.00
Rafael Betancourt1.000011019-91.00
Matt Belisle (L 1-2)2.052200035-252.53

T.Byrdak pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

IBB_off J.Moyer (D.Wright).
T_4:01. A_36690.
Umpires_Home,Paul Emmel; First, Scott Barry; Second, Gary Darling; Third, Lance Barrett.

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