Another eventful night in Coors Field ended poorly for the Mets, even after a hot start.
Back to back hits by Daniel Murphy and David Wright got the Mets onto to board early 1-0.
After a Chris Young walk, Anthony Recker added to the lead with a single of his own making it 2-0. The next batter Lucas Duda, making his first start against a lefty all season, hit a single of his own to stretch the lead to 3-0.
Curtis Granderson got into the RBI column with a single in the 3rd to put the Mets up 4-0. Anthony Recker added another RBI hit to his ledger, making it 5-0 Mets.
A rare error for Gold Glover Nolan Arenado allowed the Mets to add on another run before the 3rd came to a close.
Ryan Wheeler got the Rockies on the board with his first home-run of the year. More trouble followed for Jenrry Mejia as the next two batters also reached base. The issues didn’t end there; as the Rockies would go on to have an eight run inning.
Entering the top of the 9th, the Mets saw themselves somehow tied at 9. A pinch hit double by Bobby Abreu put the go-ahead run in scoring position. Juan Lagares would finally get his first hit of the night and put the Mets in front. The lead didn’t last long.
Kyle Farnsworth was called on to close the game but surrendered a walk-off home run to Charlie Culberson to end a crazy night at Coors Field.
A lot of good performances are going to get lost in the madness that was tonight’s game.
David Wright had a nice three hit performance and this may just be the boost he needs to get going.
It seems as though Curtis Granderson is also about to turn it on. When that happens (and when the Mets aren’t playing in Coors Field), the Mets offense will come to life.
Nice job by Juan Lagares to hit a go ahead single in the top of the 10th. He struggled for most of the night, but was able to put it in play when it mattered most.
Jenrry Mejia looked good early and then the wheels fell off. It was similar to his start against Miami last Saturday. I’ll chalk this one up to the ballpark and not to any long term issues for Mejia.
The Mets finish their four game series with the Rockies tomorrow. Dillon Gee will take the mound for the Mets while Jhoulys Chacin makes his season debut for the Rockies.