Rain may have controlled the fate of yesterday’s planned game, but today’s completed game was in the palm of Marcus Stroman. Giving the bullpen at least half a day off, Stroman worked six of the seven innings played in the Mets’ 1-0 win and, somehow, managed to make the seven-inning contest feel quicker than it already was.
If you were to close your eyes and imagine what an A-tier Marcus Stroman start would look like, you would probably end up picturing something along the lines of his performance today. As per usual, Stroman didn’t strike out the world as he sat down only 3 Rockies, but he racked up 10 of his 15 outs in play via the trusty ground ball. You add in a couple of fantastic defensive plays coming from the hand of Stroman and the glove of Lindor and you have yourself a recipe for success.
The Mets’ offense was barely more active than the Rockies’ as German Marquez nearly went inning-for-inning against Stroman, with one blemish keeping the game from entering the extra eighth inning. In the Mets’ half of the third inning, Jose Peraza sent a ball just over the top of the wall in front of the M&M’s Party Deck to give the Mets the 1-0 lead that would decide the entire game.
To put a nice little bow on things, Edwin Diaz took over for the seventh inning and sent every Rockie he faced back to the dugout with nothing to show for their efforts. The Mets’ 1-0 win is only the start of the story, rather than the end, as Antonio Senzatela and Joey Lucchesi will take the mound in game two of the single admission doubleheader.
GameThread Roll Call
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- MetsFan4Decades: 94
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- JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 29
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- ackbar7: 27
- kefmet: 24
- mzvalaren: 24
- Metslandia: 16
- Mettle: 15
- Dg34: 12