Mets’ Robles hands Rox walk-off

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For the second time in the series, the Rockies walked off on the Mets. This time it was entirely on the Mets for giving the game up, specifically relief pitcher Hansel Robles. After working a flawless eighth, Robles went in for the ninth, hit the first batter, walked two more, and finally walked in the winning run in Nolan Arenado to give the Rockies a 5-4 win.

Obviously no one on the Rockies is complaining and you take any win you can get. Multiple times in the game they took a lead and lost it in the next inning, but they were never actually down. Three different times the Rockies lost a lead to the Mets, but each time they rallied back. The offense was on top of things and all things considered, the pitching was good too.

German Marquez may have walked three batters in the game, but he struck out five and allowed three runs in what was a quality start by the rookie. Marquez has been very reliable and it was a perfect way to end the series, as it gives the Rockies a series win and allows them to keep pace with the Dbacks in the wild card, staying only a half game back.

The game also saw new Rockies Jonathan Lucroy tally his first two hits as a Rockie. He also threw out a runner and scored the game winning run on Arenado’s walk. It was not the best debut a player will ever make, but it was a great way to earn some fans on his new team. With Wolters down at AAA and Lucroy not battling a stomach bug anymore, he will be getting the every day start and can show why only a year ago he was considered the best offensive catcher behind Buster Posey.

The Rockies can now take the momentum they gained from this series win and take it against the Phillies who come to Coors Field. The Phillies are the worst team in the MLB this year and the Rockies should absolutely be able to sweep this team.

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