Posted by Craig Mitchell at 11:38 PM
Saturday night at Coors Field, the Mets bats were out in full force again as they beat the Rockies by the score of 14-9 for the second straight night. The Mets scored 3 runs in the top of the 2nd to take a 3-0 lead. The Rockies answered back in the bottom of the inning to tie the game. The Mets then exploded for 8 runs in the fourth to take the lead for good. The Mets lead eventually got to 11 runs as they led 14-3 going to the bottom of the 5th, but the Rockies scored a run in the 5th, 4 in the 6th and 1 in the 7th to match the same score as Friday night. The Mets batted around without making an out in the 4th. The Long ball took a back seat on this night as Juan Uribe provided the only big fly for the Mets in 3rd, his 5th as a Mets and 13th on the year. The Mets amassed 21 hits on the game. Juan Lagares went 3 for 5 with 2 RBI, Wilmer Flores went 3 for 5 with an RBI, Curtis Granderson went 3 for 4 with 2 RBI. Yoenis Cespedes, Michael Cuddyer, Travis d’Arnaud, Uribe and Ruben Tejada each had 2 hits. Uribe, d’Arnaud and Jon Niese each had 2 RBI in the win. Niese lasted long enough to get the win going 5 innings allowing 11 hits 7 runs (earned) walking 2 and striking out 3. He improves to 8-9. Rockies starter Chris Rusin got shelled for 11 earned runs on 12 hits in 2 innings. He falls to 4-6. Eric O’Flaherty pitched a 1/3 of an inning and gave up a run; Carlos Torres went an 1 1/3 and allowed a run as well. Tyler Clippard pitched a scoreless 8th. For the 2nd straight night Jeurys Familia retired the side in the 9th in a non-save situation. Jose Reyes had a solo shot, Charlie Blackman had a 2 run homer , Kyle Parker had 4 RBI for the Rockies. The Mets have now beat the Rockies 10 straight times. They improve to 66-56 on the year and are now 24-35 on the road. The Nats won on Saturday so the Mets maintain a 5 game lead in the NL East. Sunday Afternoon is the series finale. Logan Verrett (0-1 2.82) makes a spot start for the Mets, David Hale (3-4 6.17) goes for the Rockies.