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Final Score: Mets 14, Rockies 2-Rocking the Rockies

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The offense exploded against Colorado’s ace.

Colorado Rockies v New York Mets Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

The Rockies’ are an outstanding offensive team, but it was the Mets who put on an offensive display in their 14-2 win to open the second half.

T.J. Rivera, Yoenis Cespedes, and Michael Conforto were the standouts in an all-around productive day. Rivera hit his fifth home run of the year to go along with a two-run double. Cespedes, who was badly slumping heading into the break, looked much better at the plate and picked up four hits. He got a big rally started in the third when he hustled for a double to start the inning.

Conforto, fresh off his All-Star appearance, finished the game with four RBIs. He picked up three of them on an opposite-field home run to put the game away in the seventh.

The run support was more than enough for Jacob deGrom. After a shaky first when he allowed an unearned run to score, he settled in and dominated a dangerous Rockies’ lineup. He racked up eleven strikeouts in eight innings and walked only one.

The Mets of course have a long way to go, but nonetheless it was an encouraging victory to start the second half of the season.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

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