Despite two home runs from David Wright, the Mets lost game one of their doubleheader with the Rockies. Dillon Gee couldn't make it out of the fifth inning, making this the second game in a row in which he struggled and didn't give his team much of a chance to win.
Wright put the Mets on the board in the first inning, taking Rockies starter Juan Nicasio deep for an opposite field two-run home run. The Rockies tied it up a few innings later, on a Wilin Rosario RBI single in the second inning and an impressive Carlos Gonzalez solo home run in the third inning. The Mets fought back and took a 4-2 lead by the top of the fifth inning thanks to a Ruben Tejada RBI single and a Wright solo home run. Gee labored in the fifth inning though, allowing three runs in what turned out to be the decisive frame. He hit Troy Tulowitzki, walked in a run, and gave up a two-run single to Todd Helton. It's worth noting that Gee wasn't helped by his defense; Daniel Murphy could have done better in that fifth inning to make a play on two ground-ball singles, one of which was Helton's. Brandon Lyon came on in relief to record the final out of the fifth. The Rockies held a 5-4 lead after the inning. Gee's final line: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 2 BB, 2 K.
The Mets lineup managed just two baserunners against the formidable Rockies bullpen over the final four innings. Meanwhile, the Mets bullpen gave up three runs, one by Lyon and two by Greg Burke. The game started two hours later than scheduled due to the ongoing inclement weather in Colorado, so the Mets went approximately three full days without playing a game.
It stinks to lose a game in which Wright hit two home runs. On to game two.
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