August 10th 2015 -- Mets 4, Rockies 2

Monday night back at the friendly confines of Citi Field, the Mets scored 3 times in the bottom of the 7th inning to come from behind and beat the Rockies 4-2.  The Mets behind Jon Niese took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd when Travis d’Arnaud connected for a solo homer, his 5th on the year to make it 1-0 Mets.  In the top of the 4th the sizzling hot Carlos Gonzalez hit a line homer into the Party porch in left to make it 2-1 Colorado.  That’s how it stayed until the bottom of the 7th inning.  Justin Miller relieved rookie starter Jon Gray who had only allowed 1 run on the 1 hit through 6 innings.  d’Arnaud singled and went to 2nd on a wild pitch. Michael Conforto walked.  With 2 out Ruben Tejada walked to load the bases.  Miller yielded to Boone Logan who hit Curtis Granderson with a pitch to bring home d’Arnaud and tie the game at 2.  Daniel Murphy then followed with a two run single to put the Mets ahead for good. Niese pitched outstanding once again going 7 innings allowing 6 hits, the 2 runs (earned) and striking out 5. He gets the win to improve to 7-9.  Tyler Clippard pitched a scoreless 8th and Jeurys Familia retired the side 1-2-3 in the 9th for this 31st save on the year.  Justin Miller took the loss falling to 1-1. With the win the Mets snap their mini 2 game losing streak.  They improve to 60-52 on the year and are in impressive 39-18 at Citi Field.  The Mets only managed 4 hits on the night but made them count. d’Arnaud led the way going 2 for 4 with the homer. For the Moment, the Mets are a full 2 games in front of the Washington Nationals for 1st place in the NL east. The Nats take on the Dodgers on the west coast. Tuesday its game 2 of this 4 game set.  Matt Harvey (10-7 2.76) goes for the Mets, Chris Rusin (3-4 4.66) goes for Colorado. 


Anonymous said...

A classic Mets rally: 3 walks, 2 hits, and a HBP.

Conforto took a close 2-2 pitch that a lesser man might have whiffed on. At the same time, I think he's taking far too many pitches. Need Travis to get into his ear; Michael needs to reject the organizational programming.

Very glad to see d'Arnaud get untracked. I wasn't worried, but it was time. The guy is a hitter.

A nice win.

James Preller

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