Showing posts with label Mets at Rockies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mets at Rockies. Show all posts

Friday, June 28, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 75 - Mets (3) at Rockies (2) - Byrd HR Edges Rockies

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Colorado (39-41)020000000280

W: L. Hawkins (3-1) L: M. Belisle (4-5) S: B. Parnell (14)
HR: NYM - M. Byrd (12)   COL - None


Marlon Byrd gave the Mets a winning end to their extended stay away from the Big Apple with a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning as New York edged the Colorado Rockies, 3-2, at Coors Field.

Byrd cracked a two-run shot off Matt Belisle (4-5) with the Mets trailing 2-1, and another solid bullpen effort completed a successful 7-4 road trip.

New York relievers gave up just two runs in 34 1/3 innings (0.52 ERA) during the trek, and LaTroy Hawkins (3-1) earned the win Thursday with a scoreless frame behind Jeremy Hefner, who allowed just two runs -- one earned -- on five hits over a six-inning start.

Trying to bridge the gap to the ninth, Belisle surrendered a one-out single to Daniel Murphy before Byrd crushed the seventh pitch of his at-bat over the wall in deep left-center to give the Mets a 3-2 lead.

Scott Rice struck out the dangerous Carlos Gonzalez to strand a runner in scoring position in the eighth, and Bobby Parnell closed out the makeup game from April with his 14th save of the season.

Michael Cuddyer was thrown out by Byrd trying to extend a single into a double to open the ninth, spoiling an otherwise special night for the 34-year-old outfielder.

Cuddyer etched his name in the Rockies' record books with a clean, line drive single to center field leading off the second inning. He later scored on Todd Helton's sacrifice fly, and it was 2-0 when Wilin Rosario came across on Josh Satin's throwing error later in the frame.

Nolan Arenado had made a terrific barehanded play at third base in the top of the inning, which started a slew of highlight-reel plays behind Tyler Chatwood. Corey Dickerson immediately followed by robbing Zach Lutz of a base hit with a diving grab in center, and Colorado limited the Mets to one run in the fifth despite the visitors putting their first three hitters on base.

Arenado forced out Satin at home with a stop to his left and a pinpoint off- balanced throw to the plate, and after Hefner pushed a run across with a groundout, Gonzalez raced into foul territory and slid near the fence while catching the final out.

Chatwood struck out the final batter he faced, Juan Lagares, to leave the bases loaded in the sixth, but it was his 103rd pitch and he was pulled the next frame having allowed one run on four hits and three walks.

Game Notes

Cuddyer's hitting streak is the longest in the majors this season. He broke Dante Bichette's team record that ran from May 22-June 18, 1995 ... Mets third baseman David Wright did not appear in a game for the first time this season ... Six of Byrd's 12 home runs have come in June ... The Rockies have lost three straight and eight of their last 10 games ... Colorado had won the previous seven games against the Mets.

Box Score:

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Rockies - Game 75

Here is the lineup for the Mets' 6:10 p.m. ET makeup game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.

David Wright gets a scheduled rest. It is only his second time out of the starting lineup this season.

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  3. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  4. Marlon Byrd, rf
  5. Josh Satin, 1b
  6. Zach Lutz, 3b
  7. Juan Lagares, cf
  8. Anthony Recker, c
  9. Jeremy Hefner, rhp

Preview: Game 75 - Mets at Rockies - Hefner vs Chatwood

New York Mets (31-43) at Colorado Rockies (39-40) 6:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Hefner (R) 14 2-6 3.895.12-34.836/21@PHIW6.01021-117.02.12
T. Chatwood (R) 8 4-1 2.225.02-03.576/21@WSHND6.0411-115.02.40


At least Michael Cuddyer had success over the Colorado Rockies' disappointing road trip.

Cuddyer returns to Coors Field on Thursday the owner of a franchise record- tying hit streak, a run he'll look to extend in a makeup game against the New York Mets.

The 34-year-old outfielder is hitting .375 over his 23-game streak, which ties Dante Bichette for the longest in club history. Bichette first set the record from May 22-June 18, 1995.

Cuddyer has also reached base safely in 42 straight games -- a Rockies single- season record -- after homering twice in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to Boston. A career .274 hitter, Cuddyer is third in the NL this season with a .344 average.

"You go through points in the season where you feel really good," Cuddyer told Colorado's website. "Through this little streak I've also gotten lucky. I've gotten some hits in certain games, whether it's a broken bat or infield hits or something like that. Things are just going my way on top of feeling good at the plate. It's just one of those things."

Despite Cuddyer's current tear, the Rockies are coming off a 2-7 road trip and sit three games behind Arizona for first place in the NL West. They'll play their next seven at home, where they are 23-17 on the year.

The Mets, meanwhile, conclude what was extended to an 11-game road trip thanks to an April 17 postponement in Denver due to a snowstorm. Colorado won the other three games of that set, including a sweep of a doubleheader on April 16 after the opener was also postponed.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Recap: Game 14 - Mets (3) at Rockies (11) - Mets get shelled in the cold

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Colorado (11-4)«10010162x11171

W: J. Garland (2-0) L: J. Niese (2-1)
HR: NYM - None   COL - J. Rutledge (2),D. Fowler (7),T. Tulowitzki (4)

The weather in Denver may be frigid, but the Colorado Rockies continue to be red hot.

Carlos Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with an RBI to pace a 17-hit attack that carried the Rockies to an 11-3 victory over the New York Mets that extended the team's winning streak to six games.

Troy Tulowitzki, Wilin Rosario and Todd Helton all drove in a pair of runs to help Colorado complete a sweep of the three-game, snow-shortened set, with Jon Garland doing his part on the mound by firing seven strong innings in the sub- freezing temperatures at Coors Field.

Garland (2-0) yielded just two runs on six hits with no walks to notch his third straight quality start to begin the season.

"A place like this, a lineup like that, hold them to three runs. I thought Jon threw the ball very good," Mets manager Terry Collins remarked. "Due to weather, he didn't have a good feel for his curveball, but he made pitches with it, used his changeup effectively."

Tulowitzki singled home Gonzalez in the bottom of the sixth to snap a 2-2 deadlock, before the Rockies erupted for six runs in the seventh to pull away. Tulowitzki and Dexter Fowler added solo homers in the eighth to finish off the rout.

David Wright finished 2-for-3 with two RBI for the Mets, who wrapped up a challenging eight-game road trip with a 3-5 record. Daniel Murphy also had a pair of hits while scoring twice in the loss.

Jon Niese (2-1) worked the first six-plus innings for New York, surrendering three runs on nine hits.

With the score tied at 2-2, Tulowitzki followed Gonzalez's leadoff double in the bottom of the sixth with a hard single to left off Niese that knocked in the go-ahead run. Garland was able to strand Marlon Byrd at second after a one-out double in the next inning, and the Rockies broke the game open against the New York bullpen in their half of the seventh.

After singles by Eric Young and Gonzalez and a walk to Tulowitzki loaded the bases with one out, Rosario delivered a single to center to bring in two runs and Helton plated two more with a double off the right-field scoreboard against Josh Edgin. Chris Nelson and Reid Brignac came through with RBI singles later in the frame to push Colorado's lead to 9-2.

"The game is close, and then it seems like seventh, eighth or ninth [innings], we've been putting crooked numbers up there and putting some games away," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "It's just tough for a pitcher to make quality pitches throughout the lineup."

The Mets did get a run back in the eighth on Ike Davis' two-out single that scored Jordany Valdespin, but Fowler and Tulowitzki homered two batters apart off Jeremy Hefner in the bottom of the inning to account for the final margin.

Garland was touched for a run in the top of the first, with Murphy reaching on a one-out single and taking second on a wild pitch before Wright drove him home with a base hit up the middle. He proceeded to set down 15 of the next 16 New York hitters afterward, however, and his team drew even with a single run of its own in the bottom of the frame.

Fowler got on via a fielder's choice after Young led off with a single, then advanced a base on Niese's wild pitch before coming home when Gonzalez lined an opposite-field single to left.

Josh Rutledge lofted a Niese changeup over the wall in left to send Colorado in front in the fourth, but the Mets tied it in the sixth behind the combo of Murphy and Wright once again.

Murphy ended a string of nine consecutive batters retired by Garland by lacing a double to left, and Wright followed with an infield single that deflected off the Colorado hurler's glove for his second RBI of the day.

Game Notes

The temperature at first pitch was 28 degrees, which tied an Apr. 12, 1997 home matchup against Montreal for the coldest ever in a game in Rockies' history ... Colorado last won six in a row as part of a seven-game streak during April of 2011 ... The loss was New York's seventh in a row to Colorado dating back to Aug. 20 of last season, the longest in team history against the Rockies ... The Mets held outfielder Lucas Duda out of the lineup due to a sore back, while Colorado's Michael Cuddyer was scratched before the game with a minor leg injury ... Murphy finished the road trip with a .406 average (13- of-32), 10 runs scored and seven doubles ... Young ended 3-for-5 for Colorado.

Box Score:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Today's Starting Lineups - Game 14 - Mets at Rockies

Today's Starting Lineups  - Game 14 - Mets at Rockies

  1. Jordany Valdespin, LF
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2B
  3. David Wright, 3B
  4. Ike Davis, 1B
  5. John Buck, C
  6. Marlon Byrd, CF
  7. Mike Baxter, RF
  8. Ruben Tejada, SS
  9. Jonathan Niese, P

  1. Eric Young Jr., RF
  2. Dexter Fowler, CF
  3. Carlos Gonzalez, LF
  4. Troy Tulowitzki, SS
  5. Wilin Rosario, C
  6. Todd Helton, 1B
  7. Josh Rutledge, 2B
  8. Chris Nelson, 3B
  9. Jon Garland, P

Preview: Game 14 - Mets at Rockies - Niese vs Garland

New York Mets (7-6) at Colorado Rockies (10-4) 3:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Niese (L) 3 2-0 3.575.21-07.204/12@MINW5.0542-017.23.57
J. Garland (R) 2 1-0 3.756.01-03.004/12@SDND6.0531-012.03.75

Well-traveled right-hander Jon Garland can pitch the Colorado Rockies past the New York Mets on Thursday afternoon when they meet in the finale of a weather-altered set at Coors Field.

The scheduled Monday night opener between the teams was postponed to Tuesday, setting up a doubleheader sweep for Colorado. Game three on Wednesday was postponed by snow with no immediately announced makeup date, leaving the teams to try and squeeze in Thursday's ender.

Garland, a first-round pick of the Chicago Cubs in 1997, pitched with six teams through the close of 2011 - when he won once in nine starts with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

He was out of the majors in 2012 before signing a free-agent deal with the Seattle Mariners in February. The Mariners released him in late March, and he was picked up the following day by the Rockies.

He's since made two starts for Colorado - both against the San Diego Padres - on April 6 and 12, emerging with a win and a no-decision while allowing 10 hits and five runs in 12 innings.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Recap: Game 13 (Game 2 DH) - Mets (8) at Rockies (9) - Mets Blow 8-2 lead, Get Swept in DH

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N.Y. Mets (7-6)01205000008123
Colorado (10-4)«10104002019123

W: R. Betancourt (1-0) L: G. Burke (0-1)
HR: NYM - None   COL - None

Jordan Pacheco hit the game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th inning and lifted the Colorado Rockies to a 9-8 win over the New York Mets in the second game of a double-header from Coors Field.

With two outs and runners on second and third, Pacheco hit a blooper to shallow right and brought Carlos Gonzalez home to end the game.

Pacheco and Yorvit Torrealba drove in two runs apiece, while Gonzalez, Michael Cuddyer and Chris Nelson each had an RBI for the Rockies, who won the first game of the double-header, 8-4.

Rockies starter Jeff Francis allowed eight runs -- six earned -- on nine hits and four walks over 4 1/3 innings.

Marlon Byrd knocked in three runs while Ruben Tejada had two RBI for the Mets, who used eight pitchers in the game. Aaron Laffey got the start, giving up two runs on four hits and three walks in four innings.

Box Score:

Recap: Game 12 (Game 1 DH) - Mets (4) at Rockies (8) - Rockies Chill Mets

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Colorado (9-4)«01103102x8120

W: J. Nicasio (2-0) L: D. Gee (0-3)
HR: NYM - D. Wright (1),D. Wright (2)   COL - C. Gonzalez (4)

Todd Helton drove in a pair of runs and Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a triple and a solo homer as the Colorado Rockies downed the New York Mets, 8-4, in the first game of a double-header from Coors Field.

Eric Young had three hits and drove in a pair of runs, while Michael Cuddyer, Jonathan Herrera and Wilin Rosario added one RBI apiece for the Rockies, winners in three straight.

Juan Niasco (2-0) earned the win after giving up all four runs on six hits while fanning five batters over five full frames.

David Wright went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI and Ruben Tejada added an RBI single for the Mets, who had won two straight entering the contest.

Dillon Gee (0-3) was tagged for five runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings and absorbed the loss.

Monday's game between the two clubs was snowed-out after the Denver area was blanketed with snow. Tuesday's contest was pushed back two hours so the grounds crew could remove snow from the field. The second part of the twinbill is expected to start at 8:40 p.m.

Wright got the Mets on the board with a two-run shot in the first. Daniel Murphy walked before Wright clobbered a 2-1 pitch over the wall in right field.

The Rockies pushed one run across in both the second and third innings to knot things up.

Cuddyer opened the second with a double down the left-field line before scoring on Rosario's base hit to right field. In the third, Gonzalez crushed a solo homer to right field. It was his fourth of the season.

Tejada's base hit to right field scored John Buck to give the Mets a one-run edge. With runners on first and second, Tejada slapped a sharp grounder to the right side. Helton attempted to make a diving stab, but the ball skipped off his glove and into right field, allowing Buck to score easily.

Wright added solo shot to dead center in the fifth make it 4-2.

Colorado, though, scored three runs in the fifth to go up 5-4. Cuddyer drew a two-out, bases loaded walk to score Young. Helton followed with a base hit up the middle to push both Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki across.

Young's base hit scored Chris Nelson in the seventh to give the Rockies a two-run cushion and Colorado added two more in the eighth to account for the final margin.

Jordan Pacheco singled and scored on Young's triple off the wall in center. Herrera followed with a base hit to left to push Young across.

Game Notes

Colorado improved to 4-0 at home this season ... Nelson went 2-for-4 with a double ... Colorado's relievers allowed just two hits over four innings ... Buck went 2-for-4 ... It was the Mets first game since Saturday.

Box Score:

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Today's Starting Lineups - Game 12 - Mets vs Rockies (Game 1)

Here is the Starting Lineups - Game 12 - Mets at Rockies - 3:10 PM Start , All the players will wear uniform No. 42 to recognize Jackie Robinson.

  1. Jordany Valdespin, rf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. John Buck, c
  6. Lucas Duda, lf
  7. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp

  1. Eric Young, cf
  2. Jonathan Herrera, 2b
  3. Carlos Gonzalez, lf
  4. Troy Tulowitzki, ss
  5. Michael Cuddyer, rf
  6. Todd Helton, 1b
  7. Wilin Rosario, c
  8. Chris Nelson, 3b
  9. Juan Nicasio, rhp

Preview: Games 12/13 - Mets at Rockies - Gee vs Nicasio - Laffey vs Francis

New York Mets (7-4) at Colorado Rockies (8-4) - Game 1 DH 3:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Gee (R) 2 0-2 7.716.00-121.004/9@PHIL3.01070-29.17.71
J. Nicasio (R) 2 1-0 4.915.10-00.004/9@SFND5.0541-011.04.91

New York Mets (7-4) at Colorado Rockies (8-4) - Game 2 DH 8:40 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
A. Laffey (L) 1 0-0 5.065.10-00.004/7MIAND4.11030-05.15.06
J. Francis (L) 2 1-1 5.875.21-01.504/10@SFL1.2741-17.25.87

Right-hander Dillon Gee will try to follow the mound example most recently set by teammmate Matt Harvey on Tuesday when the New York Mets try once again to get on the field to begin a weather-altered four- game series with the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.

The Mets last played on Saturday, when they got eight innings of two-hit ball from Harvey in a 4-2 defeat of the Minnesota Twins.

New York has since seen its finale against the Twins nixed by inclement weather, then had the same thing happen in Monday night's scheduled opener against the Rockies, which will be made up as part of Tuesday's day/night twinbill.

Gee, who won 13 times in 30 appearances with the Mets two years ago, skidded to just six wins in 17 starts in 2012 and has opened 2013 with a pair of losses to National League foes.

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:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Rockies - Game 22

Collins Pushing all the right buttons so far!
Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Rockies - Game 22 :
  1. Nieuwenhuis-L-CF
  2. Tejada-R-SS
  3. Murphy-L-2B
  4. Wright-R-3B
  5. Duda-L-RF
  6. Hairston-R-LF
  7. Davis-L-1B
  8. Thole-L-C
  9. Santana-L-P
Note: If you notice , Collins is using the  Lefty/Righty Approach against the Lefty Moyer. This makes it harder to match-up later in the game.

Preview: Game 22 - Mets at Rockies - Santana vs The Ageless Moyer

New York Mets (12-9) at Colorado Rockies (10-10) 3:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Santana (L) 4 0-2 3.006.10-127.004/24MIAND6.2310-213.04.15
J. Moyer (L) 4 1-2 2.286.01-11.424/24@PITND6.0611-118.21.45


New York Mets (12-9) at Colorado Rockies (10-10), 3:10 p.m.

Lefty Jamie Moyer makes the 633rd start of his major-league career - and 25th against the New York Mets - when the Colorado Rockies host them in the finale of a three-game series at Coors Field.

The 49-year-old Moyer became the oldest pitcher to win a game on April 17 against San Diego, when he won for the 268th time with a 5-3 decision after allowing two unearned runs in seven innings.

He's made one appearance since and got a no-decision after pitching six innings of six-hit ball with three strikeouts in the Rockies' 5-4 loss at Pittsburgh.

Moyer is 9-6 with a 3.97 earned run average in 24 appearances against the Mets over 149 2/3 innings.

Another lefty, Johan Santana, goes after his first victory since 2010 in his fifth start of the season for New York.

The Venezuelan won 13 games in 2009 and 11 more in 2010, then underwent shoulder surgery and missed the entire 2011 season.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 21 - Mets at Rockies - Golly Gee, Mets Win in Colorado 7-5

Coors Field (Denver, Colo.)

N.Y. Mets (12-9) «0210300017131
Colorado (10-10)100300001590

W: D. Gee (2-2) L: G. Moscoso (0-1)
S: F. Francisco (5)
HR: NYM - L. Duda (4)   COL - D. Fowler (4)


Lucas Duda smacked a two-run homer and drove in four runs, while David Wright registered three hits to go with two runs batted in and a pair of runs scored as the New York Mets downed the Colorado Rockies, 7-5, in the second test of a three-game set on Saturday.

Ruben Tejada tallied three hits and scored twice for the Mets, who have won four of their past five games.

Dillon Gee (2-2) picked up the win after allowing four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits and two walks over seven innings and Frank Francisco worked around a Dexter Fowler solo shot in the ninth to pick up his fifth save of the season.

Guillermo Moscoso (0-1) was touched for six runs on nine hits and one walk in a five-inning start for Colorado.

Box Score:

Preview: Game 21 - Mets at Rockies - Gee Looks to Cool Down the Rockies

New York Mets (11-9) at Colorado Rockies (10-9) 8:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Gee (R) 3 1-2 5.215.21-01.294/23SFL6.21271-219.05.21
J. Guthrie (R) 4 2-1 5.926.00-110.454/22@MILW7.0311-117.16.75

Gonzalez Going Deep!
An offensive barrage led by Carlos Gonzalez has given the Colorado Rockies some desired momentum.

Gonzalez looks for another strong performance at the plate as the Rockies attempt to overcome an injury to scheduled starter Jeremy Guthrie against the New York Mets on Saturday night.

Colorado (10-9) collected 19 hits with four homers and two triples in an 18-9 win over New York (11-9) in the opener of this three-game series Friday. The Rockies' offensive romp included an 11-run fifth, during which Gonzalez drove in five runs with a three-run homer and two-run single.

The All-star left fielder finished with three hits and a career high-tying six RBIs, raising his batting average 23 points to .269.

"Hitting's kind of contagious and we ran off a few in a row, and got some momentum," said shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who had two hits, including a solo homer Friday.

Tulowitzki is hitting .439 with six homers and 10 RBIs in his last 10 meetings with the Mets, while Gonzalez has a career .217 average with four homers and 15 RBIs in 16 matchups.

The Rockies were scheduled to give the ball to Guthrie, but he's instead headed for the 15-day disabled list after injuring his right shoulder in a fall from his bicycle on the way to the stadium Friday.

He underwent an MRI and there was no sign of structural damage but he is dealing with pain in his AC joint.

''At this point, it's pretty much pain. That's what I have. There's no (other) issue,'' he said. ''I have some pain but when that goes away, I can throw, and everything is a go.''

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

Coors Field (Denver, Colo.)

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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:

Friday, April 27, 2012

Preview: Game 20 - Mets at Rockies - Mets Face Cold Rockies Team

New York Mets (11-8) at Colorado Rockies (9-9) 8:40 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. Schwinden (R) 0 0-0 0.005.00-00.003/27--ND0.0000-00.00.00
D. Pomeranz (L) 2 0-1 6.754.10-110.384/21@MILND5.0220-19.16.75

Rockies Field

The New York Mets may be coming off a sweep of one of the most hyped teams in baseball, but they're also dealing with a major blow to their rotation.

The Mets will try to begin filling that void and match their longest winning streak of the young season Friday night when they open a three-game road set against the Colorado Rockies.

New York (11-8) continues to be one of the more surprising teams, and the club pulled off another impressive feat by sweeping a three-game series from Florida after scoring twice in the ninth for a 3-2 win Thursday. Justin Turner drew a bases-loaded walk off closer Heath Bell before Kirk Nieuwenhuis delivered a walkoff RBI single.

The Mets outscored the Marlins 10-4 in the series.

"Obviously, it starts on the hill," manager Terry Collins told the team's official website. "We got great pitching - tremendous pitching - this series."

While the staff compiled a 1.33 ERA over the last three games, it was also dealt a major blow as New York learned Thursday that Mike Pelfrey has a partial tear in his right elbow. He's "99 percent" certain he will have reconstructive Tommy John surgery.

Pelfrey has been a big part of the rotation over the past four years, leading the team with 45 wins in that span.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 37 - Mets at Rockies (Beltran Bombs Three -2-run shots))

Final Score: New York 9, Colorado 5

Carlos Beltran hit three two-run home runs to help the New York Mets take a 9-5 win over the Colorado Rockies in the rubber match of a three-game series at Coors Field.

Beltran became the eighth Met in club history to have a three-homer game, hitting them from both sides of the plate to help the Mets win for a fifth time in the past seven games.

"What a day he had," said Willie Harris, who was on base for each of Beltran's homers in the first, seventh and ninth innings.

Jose Reyes hit a two-run single while Jon Niese (2-4) got the win as he was charged with five runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Seth Smith drove in two runs for the Rockies, who have dropped six of seven. Ubaldo Jimenez (0-3) remained winless in six starts as he gave up five runs on three hits with six walks over just 3 2/3 innings.

"I had to find a way to get loose. It's really hard when it's cold and it's raining," said Jimenez.

This game was a makeup of Wednesday's postponement due to rain, and, after a two-hour, 10-minute delay to the start of this contest, Beltran began the show.

In the first, Harris drew a one-out walk and Beltran followed by clubbing a first-pitch fastball over the center field wall.

Colorado got one back in the bottom of the frame on Jonathan Herrera's solo shot to left.

The fourth inning saw the Mets add to their lead. With the bases loaded and no outs, Josh Thole lofted a sacrifice fly to center to score Jason Bay. Three batters later with the bases again loaded, Reyes punched a single to right to bring home two more for a 5-1 lead.

A solo home run from Todd Helton in the bottom of the fourth made it a 5-2 contest.

Beltran's second home run of the game came in the seventh inning. On the ninth pitch with a 2-2 count, he drilled a fastball to left for a 7-2 lead.

Colorado got to within striking distance in the seventh. A pinch-hit, RBI single from Alfredo Amezaga got one run across and left two men on base. After Mike O'Connor took the mound, Seth Smith hit a double to left-center that scored both runners to make it a 7-5 game.

The Rockies got runners to second and third with one out in the eighth. Jason Isringhausen, though, struck out Jose Morales and got Jason Giambi to fly out and end the inning.

Beltran smacked his third two-run shot of the game in the ninth for a 9-5 lead and Francisco Rodriguez threw a 1-2-3 bottom portion of the inning to close out the contest.

"Those were three good at bats. To hit a home run to all fields from both sides, I've never seen anything like that," said Mets manager Terry Collins.

Game Notes

Reyes was the last Met to hit three home runs in a game. He did that on August 15, 2006 at Philadelphia...Both of Herrera's home runs this year have come against the Mets...Jimenez fell to 2-3 in six career starts versus the Mets...Niese is now 1-2 in five starts against the Rockies.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Preview : 2011 Regular Season - Game 37 - Mets at Rockies

New York Mets (16-20) at Colorado Rockies (19-15), 3:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Jon Niese (1-4, 4.71) Colorado - Ubaldo Jimenez (0-2, 5.88)

While Wednesday's postponement between Colorado and New York allowed players on both sides to get some much-needed rest, it also forced the Rockies to have to wait another day to try and get their game on track.

In danger of falling out of first place in the National League West for the first time in 37 days, Colorado tries to avoid a sixth loss in seven games in today's finale of a three-game set at Coors Field.

Thanks to an 11-2 start, the Rockies have held at least a share of first place in the division since April 6, but losses in five of six, as well as yesterday's unexpected day off, allowed the Giants to pull into a virtual tie with Colorado.
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