Mets Game 36: Win Over Rockies
Mets 4 Rockies 3
It’s nice to once in a while be on the winning end of a one-run game.
Mets Game Notes
Mike Pelfrey pitched very well, allowing three earned runs — all on solo homers — in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out 2, walked 1, and gave up 6 hits. Can’t ask for much more from the big righthander.
On the other side, Jason Hammel did not look all that great but somehow was able to retire most Mets. It was a bad evening for hitters, for whatever reason.
Ike Davis drove in two runs before leaving the game with a calf strain suffered when he got in the way of a steamrolling David Wright on an infield popup.
The other two runs were driven in by Mike Pelfrey, who belted a 4th-inning double to right-center to score Jason Pridie and Ronny Paulino.
Speaking of, Felipe Paulino faced Ronny Paulino in the 9th in the first-ever Paulino/Paulino matchup. Ronny drew a walk.
Don’t ask me why, but after Pelfrey hit that double, it felt to me like the Mets had the game in the bag. I can’t recall having that feeling in a long, long time. Just by observing the body language of the Rockies, it seemed to me that they were rolling over. And the truth is, one of their groundskeepers was rolled over by the tarp during the rain delay, so maybe that’s what it was.
Francisco Rodriguez — perhaps aided by the thin air — reached 93 MPH on the radar gun. He also earned his 10th consecutive save and finished his 12th game of the year.
Next Mets Game
The rubber match begins at 3:10 PM EST on Wednesday afternoon. Jon Niese goes to the hill against Ubaldo Jimenez.