Jon Gray: Gray hit hard Friday against Mets

“This is how a lot of team win pennants”, manager Terry Collins said.


“You saw how fast they score”. The last time the Mets produced at least 14 runs in consecutive games was June 28-29, 2011 at Detroit.

Catcher Travis d’Arnaud and left fielder Michael Conforto hit back-to-back homers in the seventh inning to boost the Mets’ lead to 12-8. Sean Gilmartin picked up the win in his 2.1 innings of relief. But Hundley was erased at the plate trying to tag up on Kyle Parker’s flyout to Curtis Granderson, and momentum swung back to the Mets.

Yoenis Cespedes hit three home runs, including a grand slam, and had a career-high seven RBIs and the New York Mets overpowered the Colorado Rockies 14-9 on Friday night. It was the second slam of his career.

Two innings later, Cespedes launched his fourth Mets homer over the center-field wall to make the lead 8-4. The Mets weren’t able to hang on Wednesday for the sweep, as after leading 3-1, the Mets allowing two game tying a home runs, and a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth. Cespedes has hit five home runs since joining the Mets, recording a total of 23 overall. First, the angry bruise knocked out Colon, who unsuccessfully tried to pitch with it, and then the six-run cushion disappeared, too.

So far this season, the Mets are 4-0 against the Rockies.

“I think at this point it’s just a matter of if he’s built up enough to go out in a major league game and give us length”, Weiss said. Bartolo Colon was charged with seven runs on nine hits including three bombs over 3.2 frames but he was bailed out by the bats. It’s great to hit 30. “I was trying to hit a triple”. Niese (8-9) departed after surrendering a two-run homer to Charlie Blackmon with one out in the sixth that pulled Colorado within 14-7.

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey goes to skip his subsequent scheduled begin Sunday, a deliberate transfer by the staff to assist restrict the right-hander’s innings in his first season again from Tommy John surgical procedure. “If we’re going to do it, let’s do it right now”.

“I wasn’t too precise with the pitch and he took advantage of it”, Gray said.

Just call them the Mile High club. “But there’s something to be learned every night, especially for a young pitcher”. No one likes to lose.

After winning all four games against the Rockies at Citi Field earlier this month, the Mets also will aim for their first sweep of a season series against the Rockies. Hopefully, we can find a change, and hopefully it’s soon.

Not only have the Mets (66-56) won all six meetings with the Rockies this season, but Colorado starter David Hale has struggled, making him an even matchup at best against Logan Verrett.


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Mets&#39 Jon Niese is congratulated after he scored on a double by Curtis Granderson in the top of the third inning against the Colorado Rockies