Colorado 3, NY Mets 1

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, August 20, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Citi Field
Temperature - 75°
Umpires - Home Plate - Fieldin Culbreth, First Base - Adrian Johnson, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Lance Barksdale,
Attendance - 23833

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 47-73 26-39 21-34 W2
NY Mets 57-65 28-31 29-34 L2

Recap


Rockies 3, Mets 1: Jonathan Herrera scored on a passed ball in the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie as shorthanded Colorado defeated host New York and denied R.A. Dickey from becoming the fourth 16-game winner in the majors.

Tyler Colvin homered and pinch hitter Ramon Hernandez delivered an RBI single in the ninth for Colorado, which has won six of its last eight games.

Dickey, who received a no-decision, allowed one run, three hits, walked two and struck out six in seven innings.

Herrera opened the eighth with a bunt single and advanced to second on a throwing error by Josh Edgin (1-1). After Chris Nelson's sacrifice bunt, Herrera scampered home when Kelly Shoppach couldn't handle Edgin's routine curveball.

Rex Brothers (7-2) earned the victory with 1 1/3 innings of relief. He left with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth before Matt Belisle came on to retire pinch hitter Jordany Valdespin on a close play at first base. Rafael Betancourt worked around a single and a walk in the ninth inning for his 24th save in 29 chances to extend the Rockies' bullpen scoreless streak to 18 innings.

The Mets took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. With two outs, David Wright doubled into the left field corner, Ike Davis walked and Daniel Murphy singled to left to score Wright.

Colorado tied it when Colvin delivered a shot into the second deck with one out in the fifth off Dickey.

The Rockies were missing outfielders Carlos Gonzalez (bereavement list) and Eric Young Jr. (rib cage), along with infielder Josh Rutledge (quadriceps). With Todd Helton (hip), Michael Cuddyer (oblique) and Troy Tulowitzki (groin) on the disabled list, Colorado had only one player in Monday's lineup - Fowler - that was an opening day starter.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gonzalez is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday. ... Colorado starter Alex White allowed one run, three hits, walked two and struck out four in four innings. He hasn't received a decision in his last five starts, but the Rockies have won four times during that span. ... Dickey had struck out at least seven in his previous five outings. ... Wright is 7-for-13 with four RBIs, six runs scored, three doubles and six walks in four games against Colorado this season. ... RF Charlie Blackmon went 0-for-4 by grounding out to all four infielders. ... The Rockies improved to 27-51 all-time against the Mets in New York.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Colorado   NY Mets
Alex White Player R.A. Dickey
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.0 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 6
3 Hits 3
2.25 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Colorado   NY Mets
Tyler Colvin Player Mike Baxter
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 3
.667 Avg .400

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Colorado 6 1 9 .194 10 7 2 3 1 0
NY Mets 6 0 8 .188 16 10 1 6 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • NY Mets will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Mets have a W/L % of .456 after a win and .477 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against NY Mets. The Rockies have a W/L % of .370 after a win and .405 after a loss.