It took until the ninth inning for the Rockies to get a run and even then it took a little bit of luck, but sometimes that’s all you need to win the game. The win ended the Rockies streak of losing after trailing in the eighth inning (0-41) and it gave the Rockies a third win of their road trip.
Tyler Anderson and Jaco deGrom had a good pitchers duel, but deGrom was just a little bit better and edged out Anderson with his seven shut out innings. Anderson himself went six strong inning, but allowed one run in the second inning with a run scoring double. Other than that, Anderson was really good and now holds the lowest ERA for a Rockies rookie through nine career starts.
There was never much of a threat against deGrom and that meant that much more when Terry Collins pulled him for a pinch hitter with runners on second and third. Yoenis Cespedes pinch hit and was intentionally walked to load the bases with nobody out. Scott Oberg then came on to see if he could keep the Mets from scoring. A ground out to Story earned the first out as he came home with the ball. Oberg then struck the next batter out and the Rockies went from being in deep trouble to escaping the jam. Oberg induced a pop out from the final batter and the Rockies got out of it without allowing a run.
The ninth inning then came and Jeurys Familia was gonna try his hand at closing the game. He has been one of the best closers this year, but has been struggling with his confidence so far. A base hit and walk by Story and David Dahl put two on for Descalso. The job was to get the bunt down, but Daniel failed on the first two pitches. Then with two strikes, Descalso got the bunt down and on a ball that hugged the line, it stayed fair and the Mets catcher decided to not get the sure out. The play proved costly as it loaded the bases with no outs. The next batter would get out, but Cristhian Adames came up and put the ball in play. James Loney, a normally sure handed first basemen, mishandled the ball and a run scored. A wild pitch allowed another run to score and the Rockies went from being down 1-0 to up by a score of 2-1.
Carlos Esteves came on for the ninth and worked a clean inning. Esteves has really embraced his role as closer and has done much better recently with reducing his wildness.
The Rockies will try and win another game on Friday and look to keep their hot streak going. The Mets are reeling a little bit and the Rockies need to take advantage of that.