Rockies: 5 New York
Bullpen Losses yet another Game for Mets
Things are hitting new lows every night in
for the Mets. After another
disappointing loss to the Rockies 5-2 Wednesday night,
the Mets now see their losing streak at four games. They have lost 13 of their last 15 games at
Citi Field and have an abysmal 11-27 record since the All-Star break. They have also lost seven straight games to
the Rockies at home.
The Mets record now sits 10 games under .500, the worst it has been in
It was yet another strong effort from a starting pitcher tonight for the Mets that was wasted by a poor showing at the plate and a poor performance from the bullpen. This is becoming almost a nightly thing, making watching the game almost obsolete as the end result is almost always the same.
Tonight the starting pitcher to be let down was Matt Harvey.
received a no-decision in the game, being lifted after six innings with his
pitch count at 102. Harvey
was dominant against the Rockies, carrying a no-hitter
into the 4th inning before Jonathan Herrera led off the frame with
an opposite field single. It was one of
only three hits that Harvey would
surrender on the night.
Immediately after going to the bullpen, the tie game was broken open as Ramon Ramirez gave up a homerun to
to start the 7th inning and would see Tyler Colvin score on a D.J.
Mathieu suicide squeeze.
Rockies would later capitalize on
a Kelly Shoppach throwing error in the ninth inning and plate two more
insurance runs off Frank Francisco, who saw his ERA rise to 6.42. The Mets were able to bring the tying run to
the plate in the bottom of the ninth, but Ronny Cedeno flew out to end the
Scott Hairston’s first inning sac fly and Ike Davis’ eight-inning RBI single accounted for all of the Mets offense.
was heavily booed after going 0
for 3, dropping his average to .148.
With the tying runs on base in the 8th inning, Bay was lifted
for pinch-hitter Jordany Valdespin, who struck out to end the inning. Jason
The Mets look to salvage the last game of the four game series Thursday afternoon as Collin McHugh will make his major league debut in place of Johan Santana against Tyler Chatwood (3-3, 5.46 ERA).