For at least one day, the Mets and 2015 transient pitchmeister Logan Verrett solved Coors Field and swept the series from the Rockies, winning this final affair 5-1. Verrett was splendid, tossing 93 pitches in eight innings, striking out eight and allowing just four hits, a walk, and a lone run—a solo homer by Carlos Gonzalez, who has bested far more established pitchers than Verrett.
On the offensive side of the ledger, the Mets plated all five of their runs in the first three innings against Rockies starter David Hale. Daniel Murphy doubled in a run in the first frame; Wilmer Flores and Michael Conforto both scored on wild pitches with Anthony Recker batting in the second; then Flores singled home a run and Recker doubled home Flores in the third.
The Nationals beat the Brewers again, so the Mets hold their NL East lead at five games. They head to Philadelphia to begin a four-game series with the Phillies on Monday night, where David Wright will make his long-awaited return at third base.
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