For the second straight game, the New York Mets were pummeled by the hot-hitting Colorado Rockies who beat them 10-3 on Friday night at Coors Field.
Zack Wheeler had a brutal evening, allowing a career worst seven runs, six earned, on seven hits and two walks with just one strikeout in four innings of work. The start was also the shortest of his career. The Rockies jumped on him for four runs in the first, two more in the second and a seventh run in his fourth and final inning. Wheeler’s ERA now stands at 5.13 for the season.
Offensively, Curtis Granderson had a pair of hits including a two-run homer in the sixth inning that pulled the Mets within four runs at the time. Grandy had gone 75 at-bats between home runs.
Juan Lagares continues his hot hitting with a single and double tonight, for his second straight two-hit game since returning from the disabled list.
With David Wright at the plate and the Mets starved for runs, Daniel Murphy who was at second took of for third and was a dead duck, ending his streak of successful steal attempts at 28. Bad decision there, Murph… Wright had a pair of hits in the game.
The loss dropped the Mets to 15-13 on the season, but they’ll try to regroup on Saturday when 24-year old Jenrry Mejia (3-0, 3.49 ERA) takes the mound. He will be opposed by Rockies left-hander Franklin Morales (3-1, 4.40) in an 8:10 PM matchup.