((Colo.)-Verrett Goes 8 Innings, Gets 1st MLB Win. Mets Sweep Rockies

No, this is not déjà vu.


The Mets in back-to-back games beat the Rockies with identical 14-9 scores. Hale had a third wild pitch in the inning, after Recker walked. His first came on April 19th for Detroit against the Chicago White Sox. Last night, driving home from the Nationals game and listening to the Oakland A’s broadcast, their announcers commented on how important Cespedes has been to recent playoff runs for the A’s and now with what the Mets are trying to do. The Mets finished the game with 21 hits, with batters one through eight all getting at least two hits. This number trumped the rest of the lineup as only three Mets picked up more than one hit (Wilmer Flores, Kelly Johnson and Curtis Granderson). Niese delivered a two-run single in the inning and Uribe hit a solo homer.

Eight innings later he’d left no doubt, finessing the Rockies into submission in a 5-1 victory that was an eye-opener in more ways than one.

Travis d’Arnaud and Michael Conforto also had home runs in the seventh inning in the Mets’ first five-homer game since September 5, 2014, against Cincinnati.

“We scored nine runs”, Arenado said. 294 for the season. All three runners advanced, and Suzuki followed with a bloop past the drawn-up infield.

Eric O’Flaherty relieved Niese and shortstop Jose Reyes greeted him with his second homer with the Rockies and sixth overall this season to cut the Mets’ lead to 14-8. 533 against the Dodgers’ Zack Greinke. “You could tell things were going through his mind mechanically early on but he settled in for us”.

3B – Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays: Forget Mike Trout, Donaldson continued to show why he’s this year’s MVP. The Braves have lost six straight when scoring three or less runs. The first 100-loss season in franchise history is a realistic possibility. He was released by the O’s two days before the season opener, then given a brief trial in the bullpen by the Rangers before being sent back to the Mets for half of the $50,000 Rule V cost, as stipulated in such situations.

SP – Gerrit Cole, Pirates: Cole allowed just one unearned run in seven strong innings against the Giants.

Twins Four, Orioles Three: Kurt Suzuki hit a two-run single within the eighth inning to cap a comeback towards All-Star reliever Darren O’Day and carry Minnesota previous Baltimore.

Rusin became the fifth Rockies starter to allow 11 or more earned runs and first since Jeff Fassero in 2004.

Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (12-6, 1.98) will open a four-game series at Philadelphia on Monday.

Mets: 1B Lucas Duda has gone on the 15-day disabled list with a back injury.

The Athletics activated relief pithcer Sean Doolittle from the 60-day DL.

The Astros optioned outfielder Preston Tucker to Triple-A Fresno and recalled starting pitcher Lance McCullers from Double-A Corpus Christi to start Sunday.


“I had plenty of chances to get myself out of situations but I just didn’t make the pitches”, Gray said.

Chris Rusin