For the second straight night, the Mets offense only managed to eke out a single run against the Colorado Rockies in losing 6-1. Steven Matz was decent in six innings of work, managing to hold the Rockies to two runs on 10 hits.
The Mets’ offense was held in check for the first seven innings by Tyler Chatwood, a middling sinkerballer with control issues. The only run the Mets scored came on a solo home run by James Loney. In the bottom of the eighth, the Mets once again started a rally against Colorado lefty Jake McGee, as De Aza and Granderson reached on singles to start the inning. The Rockies’ manager Walt Weiss then pulled McGee and brought in Scott Oberg, who ended the rally with three pitches.
Antonio Bastardo gave up a three-run home run to Carlos Gonzalez in the top of the ninth inning to ensure that the game was out of reach. Neil Walker singled in the bottom of the inning but failed to advance past second base.
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