May 1, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

5/1 Game Recap: Mets fall to Rockies 7-4


On Thursday night in Colorado, the Mets were blown out by the Rockies 7-1.

Game Recap:

In the bottom of the first, Carlos Gonzalez hit a solo homer deep to right off Bartolo Colon to put the Rockies on top 1-0.

Bartolo Colon allowed a pair of two-out runs in the second when he served up a two-run hit to opposing pitcher Juan Nicasio as Colorado extended their lead to 3-0.

Colon kept getting battered in the fourth, allowing three more runs as the Rockies took a 6-0 lead. Colorado added another run in the fifth to go up 7-0.

The Mets got on the board in the eighth, when Juan Lagares rifled an RBI double to right-center to cut the lead to 7-1.

In the ninth, Travis d’Arnaud smoked a three-run homer to cut the lead to 7-4 and close out the scoring.

Highlights:

  • Bartolo Colon got the start for the Mets and struggled early and often. He allowed seven runs on 10 hits in 4.2 innings pitched. He walked one, struck out three, and hit a batter.
  • In his first game back from the disabled list, Juan Lagares went 2 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI.

Thoughts:

After their flight from Philadelphia was delayed, the Mets didn’t land in Colorado until close to 4:30 AM – and they played like it for the majority of the night.

Next Up:

The Mets play the second game of their four-game set against the Rockies on Friday night at 8:40 PM. Zack Wheeler gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Jorge De La Rosa for Colorado.

 


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