Credit: Jim McIsaac
With Jorge De La Rosa eyeing his 100th win and the Rockies trying to get to .500 for the first time in nearly two months, there were a couple story lines to follow. That’s not even mentioning the Mets side. New York was retiring Mike Piazza’s number and has been streaking the opposite way of the Rockies. Bartolo Colon was trying to end the slide on short rest for the first time in a long time.
The Mets started off the best that they have in any of the three games so far in this series. A first inning single and a second inning single allowed the Mets to score the first two runs of the game. But on a rainy night, the Rockies would not be far behind with the mistakes the Mets defense would make.
The fourth inning saw things starting to go the Rockies way. Nolan Arenado had his first hit in what seems like forever with one out and Cargo followed that up with a double. Trevor Story then hit an infield single that allowed a run to score when Asdrubal Cabrera fired low and the ball got away from the first baseman. Story tried to move up to second on the error but was thrown out at second when his angle to the bag extended the length of the run by quite a lot. David Dahl extended his hit streak to six with a two run homer to right center and the Rockies took the lead for the first and final time of the game.
De La settled in after his first two innings and finished going six strong, allowing six hits and two walks while striking out four. The bullpen kept De La in line for his win as three men combined for three perfect innings. Boone Logan, Jordan Lyles, and Gonzalez Germen were the ones to finish it out and it continued the stretch of solid bullpen pitchers.
The Rockies got insurance in the fifth and seventh from a DJ LeMahieu single and sac fly and a sac fly from Arenado. It allowed the Rockies lead to increase to 7-2 and that is the score the game would end with.
The ninth inning started with Wilmer Flores thinking he hit a home run, but it was overturned when the umpires ruled a fan reached over the fence and took the ball away from David Dahl. Both Flores and Collins were frustrated with the call, but it was quite apparent Dahl was there and that the ball was not going to be a home run.
The Rockies will go for there second sweep of the Mets this year, but they will be going against the Mets best starter, Noah Syndergaard. Chad Bettis takes the mound for the Rockies ad even if they can’t manage the sweep, this road trip has been very successful.