Mets Game 74: Win Over Rockies
Mets 3 Rockies 1
For the second consecutive game, Jose Reyes led off the game with a triple and eventually scored to put the Mets ahead 1-zip.
This time, however, the Mets held up the lead.
Carlos Beltran added a two-run homer — an absolute blast about 15 rows into the second deck in deep right-center — to give the Mets a three-run lead.
Mike Pelfrey backed it up, pitching 5 2/3 shutout innings, allowing five walks and three hits in a 98-pitch effort. He struggled mightily in the early innings, but pitched through jams without allowing any runs to cross the plate.
Joe Smith allowed a solo homer to Yorvit Torrealba in an inning and a third of relief, but Duaner Sanchez and Billy Wagner shut down the Rockies the rest of the way to preserve Big Pelf’s 4th victory.
The Mets come home to Shea to face the Seattle Mariners in a 7:10 pm game on Monday night. Johan Santana faces “King” Felix Hernandez.