Niese started off well but fell off the wagon near the fifth and sixth innings. Bullpen was great with three innings of relief. Belran, Pagan, and Murphy led the offense. Despite some positives, the Mets lose 5-4 to the Rockies.
Jon Niese started out with a great outing until he hit the fifth and sixth innings. He just couldn’t seem to shake Tulo today as he got three hits off Niese. Niese, who doesn’t give up many home runs, gave up two in back-to-back innings. He also threw over 100 pitches in just six innings. Niese may need some conditioning, because he really shouldn’t need to be going through that many pitches in that short of time. His line ends up as six innings pitched, five earned runs, on seven hits and two homeruns, three walks, and struck out five batters. His ERA goes to 6.88.
Former Rockie, Taylor Buchholz and rookie pitcher, Pedro Beato both pitched a hitless inning with a walk and two strike outs each. DJ Carrasco also provided a scoreless inning of work with one hit, one walk, and one strike out. However, the great bullpen could not save the Mets.
The offense basically consisted of the trifecta of Carlos Beltran, Angel Pagan, and Daniel Murphy. They combine for five hits, all three of the Mets RBIs. Pagan also had a triple. Reyes, Beltran, and Murphy all had a double in the game. Mets were 1-9 with RISP tonight, the Mets biggest issue.
Tulo’s homerun off Niese.
Carlos Beltran with two hits, a double and an RBI
Game one: R.A. Dickey (1-1, 2.45) goes to the mound for the Mets tomorrow. Colorado will have Greg Reynolds (0-0, 3.00) starting for them. Game time is 12:10 PM.
Game two: Chris Capuano (1-0, 6.75) starts the afternoon game for the Mets. Colorado will have Jorge De La Rosa (1-0, 1.74) will be starting for them. Game time is still TBD.