NY Mets 6, Colorado 5

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 29, 2012 3:10 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 55°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Emmel, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - Lance Barrett,
Attendance - 36690

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Mets 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 18 1
Colorado 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 5 6 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Mets 13-9 8-5 5-4 W2
Colorado 10-11 6-6 4-5 L2

Recap

Mets 6, Rockies 5 (11): Ike Davis singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the 11th and David Wright stayed hot as visiting New York outlasted Colorado and took the rubber game.

Johan Santana dominated through six innings and Kirk Nieuwenhuis drove in a run for the Mets.

After squandering its second lead in the 10th, New York jumped right back on Matt Belisle (1-2) in the 11th. Wright, who had driven in a pair earlier in the game, led off with a single and moved to third on Lucas Duda’s single before crossing on Davis’ hit.

Ramon Ramirez worked the bottom of the frame for his first save.

The Mets had jumped back on top in the 10th against Belisle when Nieuwenhuis laced an RBI double down the line in left.

But Frank Francisco (1-1) could not get the job done in the bottom of the frame, surrendering a solo home run to Carlos Gonzalez to knot it back up at 5-5.

After Jon Rauch loaded the bases in the eighth inning, left-hander Tim Byrdak came on to face the left-handed hitting Todd Helton, who stepped in as a pinch hitter. The move backfired when Byrdak left a 2-2 slider over the middle of the plate and Helton belted it into the right field seats, tying it at 4-4.

It was the 17th grand slam of Helton’s career.

The late innings obscured a strong performance from Santana, who struck out five and walked three while surrendering only two hits in a scoreless outing.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Ruben Tejada added three hits and a run scored for the Mets. Tejada went 10-for-17 in the three-game series to lift his average to .310. … Santana has allowed one or no runs in four of his first five starts after missing the entire 2011 campaign following shoulder surgery. He still has yet to earn a win. … Jamie Moyer struck out seven and allowed four runs on 11 hits in five innings for Colorado.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Mets   Colorado
Johan Santana Player Jamie Moyer
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 5.0
5 Strikeouts 7
2 Hits 11
0.00 ERA 7.20
Hitting
NY Mets   Colorado
Ike Davis Player Carlos Gonzalez
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 1
4 TB 5
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Mets 18 1 25 .367 31 12 6 4 1 1
Colorado 6 2 13 .154 16 10 5 6 2 1

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game at home against LA Dodgers. The Rockies have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .636 after a loss.
  • NY Mets will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Mets have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .600 after a loss.