Posted by Craig Mitchell at 10:12 PM
Monday night at Citi Field the Mets scored two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning as they come from behind to beat the Rockies 3-2. The Mets took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Lucas Duda’s line RBI double through the shift made it to the right field corner scoring Kirk Nieuwenhuis from first. In the top of the 2nd Michael Cuddyer in his first at bat off the DL hit a long solo homer (7) off Met starter Jonathon Niese to tie it. In the 8th against Vic Black, also just off the DL, Nolan Arenado smoked his 18th homer to make it 2-1 Rockies. In the bottom of the 9th against former closer LaTroy Hawkins, Travis d’Arnaud led off with a double. He was pinch run for by Eric Young Jr. Curtis Granderson then hit a triple to right-center to tie the game at 2 with no outs. Then Wilmer Flores hit a sac fly to center to score Granderson with the winning run. Niese went 6 2/3 allowing 8 hits 1 run (earned) he walked 1 and stuck out 7. Carlos Torres pitched a scoreless 9th and picks up the win; he improves to 7-5. Hawkins takes the loss he falls to 3-3. Jordan Lyles started for the Rockies and pitched 6 strong innings allowing just 1 run on 3 hits. For the Mets it’s their 6th walk off win on the year as they improve to 69-75 and are now 34-35 at home. Tuesday night is game two of the series, Jacob deGrom (7-6 2.79) looks for win #8. Christian Bergman (2-2 5.23) goes for Colorado.