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Sunday, May 04, 2014

Recap: Game 29 - Mets (10) at Rockies (11) - Rockies Outslug Mets


New York


W: L. Hawkins (1-0) L: K. Farnsworth (0-2)
HR: NYM - None   COL - R. Wheeler (1),N. Arenado (5),C. Culberson (1)


Charlie Culberson hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth to catapult the Colorado Rockies to an 11-10 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday.

Troy Tulowitzki singled to lead off the ninth. After Nolan Arenado popped up to center, Culberson smashed a 1-2 fastball from Kyle Farnsworth (0-2) over the center field fence.

Arenado hit a grand slam and Jordan Pacheco added two hits and an RBI for the Rockies, who have won six of seven. Charlie Blackmon, Drew Stubbs, Carlos Gonzalez and Ryan Wheeler all drove in a run.

Rockies starter Franklin Morales allowed six runs -- five earned -- on nine hits while fanning five in five frames. LaTroy Hawkins (1-0) earned the win after Culberson pinch-hit for him in the ninth.

Daniel Murphy had four hits and three runs scored and Chris Young, Curtis Granderson and Anthony Recker had two hits and two RBI apiece for the Mets, who saw starter Jenrry Mejia get touched for eight runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings.

In the top of the ninth, Hawkins yielded a two-out RBI single to Juan Lagares, who drove in Eric Young Jr. to give the Mets a 10-9 lead. Bobby Abreu doubled and Young Jr. came in to pinch-run a batter before the Lagares' single.

Hawkins ended up loading the bases, but got Young to line out to end the threat.

Earlier, the Mets put up three runs in the first. Murphy tripled before Wright doubled to plate him. Chris Young was walked and Reckers hit a single that brought Wright in to score. Lucas Duda then singled home Young.

New York added three more in the third. Wright hit a leadoff single and stole second before a groundout sent him to third. Granderson plated Wright with a single and after a wild pitch, Recker doubled home Granderson. An Arenado error allowed Recker to score, making the cushion six runs after three.

Colorado broke through in the fifth in a big way. Wheeler set the tone, going deep to open the inning. Pacheco singled, DJ LeMahieu walked and Brandon Barnes hit into a fielder's choice setting runners on the corners. Blackmon and Stubbs hit back-to-back singles to plate Pacheco and Barnes, repectively.

Later in the inning Carlos Gonzalez singled before Tulowitzki was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Arenado then hit a grand slam to put the Rockies ahead 8-6 to cap the big inning.

The Mets knotted the game at 8-8 in the sixth. Young drove in Murphy with a double before Granderson plated Young with a single.

In the seventh, Pacheco plated Tulowitzki with a sacrifice fly to center to give Colorado a 9-8 lead.

Murphy doubled to leadoff the eighth and after a Wright strikeout, Young singled in Murphy to knot the game at 9-9.

Game Notes

Justin Morneau had a 13-game home hitting streak snapped ... Arenado extended his hitting streak to 23 games ... New York went 9-for-21 with runners in scoring position, stranding 12 men ... Lagares extended his hitting streak to 12 games ... The Rockies went 5-for-9 with RISP and left six men on base.

Box Score:

Juan Lagares CF601100003.318
Daniel Murphy 2B634021002.308
David Wright 3B523110011.275
Chris Young LF522210010.255
  Kyle Farnsworth P000000000.000
Curtis Granderson RF412200001.170
Anthony Recker C512210000.250
Lucas Duda 1B502100002.262
Ruben Tejada SS300000012.192
  Bobby Abreu PH101010000.250
  Eric Young PR-LF010000000.213
Jenrry Mejia P300000000.000
  Daisuke Matsuzaka P100000001.000
  Scott Rice P000000000.000
  Josh Satin PH100000000.136
  Omar Quintanilla SS000000000.273
Charlie Blackmon RF511100001.372
Drew Stubbs CF311100021.255
Carlos Gonzalez LF511100000.243
Troy Tulowitzki SS433000000.400
Nolan Arenado 3B512410100.313
Ryan Wheeler 1B311100101.500
  Rex Brothers P000000000.000
  Corey Dickerson PH000000010.351
  Adam Ottavino P000000000.000
  Boone Logan P000000000.000
  LaTroy Hawkins P000000000.000
  Charlie Culberson PH111200100.143
Jordan Pacheco C312100000.278
DJ LeMahieu 2B301000011.283
Franklin Morales P100000001.083
  Brandon Barnes PH110000000.323
  Chris Martin P000000000.000
  Justin Morneau 1B200000001.339

E_D.Wright, N.Arenado, F.Morales. LOB_NY Mets 12, Colorado 6. 2B_D.Murphy 2, D.Wright, C.Young, A.Recker, B.Abreu, N.Arenado. 3B_D.Murphy. HR_R.Wheeler (1) off J.Mejia, N.Arenado (5) off J.Mejia, C.Culberson (1) off K.Farnsworth. SF_J.Pacheco. SB_D.Wright (2). DP_NY Mets 2 (C.Young, R.Tejada and D.Murphy), (D.Murphy).

Jenrry Mejia4.198823266-395.23
Daisuke Matsuzaka2.221112040-241.74
Scott Rice1.000011014-95.14
Kyle Farnsworth (L 0-2;B 1)0.122200113-93.55
Franklin Morales5.096515095-625.05
Chris Martin (H 2)0.222201016-113.86
Rex Brothers (B 4)1.110013025-133.86
Adam Ottavino (B 1)0.121101010-71.98
Boone Logan1.000002014-92.61
LaTroy Hawkins (W 1-0)0.231110018-83.00

IBB_off D.Matsuzaka (C.Dickerson), off L.Hawkins (D.Wright).
HBP_by J.Mejia (T.Tulowitzki), by F.Morales (C.Granderson).
T_3:47. A_38688.
Umpires_Home,Ted Barrett; First, Paul Schrieber; Second, Will Little; Third, Mark Carlson.

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