Colorado 9, NY Mets 8

Date - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 8:40 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 36°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Bellino, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Alfonso Marquez, Third Base - Lance Barrett,
Attendance - 20239

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Mets 0 1 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 8 12 2
Colorado 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 2 0 1 9 13 3

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Mets 7-6 4-2 3-4 L2
Colorado 10-4 5-0 5-4 W5

Recap


Mets 9, Rockies 8 (10): Jordan Pacheco delivered a two-out single to score Carlos Gonzalez in the bottom of the 10th inning as Colorado rallied from a six-run deficit to complete a doubleheader sweep at frozen Coors Field.

With the temperature at 30 degrees, Gonzalez moved to third base when Michael Cuddyer's single bounced off third baseman David Wright with two outs before Pacheco drilled a line drive between first and second off Greg Burke (0-1). Gonzalez had three hits and scored three runs.

Rafael Betancourt (1-0) worked around a pair of walks in the 10th inning to earn the victory. The Mets' Marlon Byrd had three RBIs while shortstop Ruben Tejada drove in a pair, but made a crucial error in the eighth inning to allow the Rockies to tie the game 8-8.

New York took an 8-2 lead with five runs in the fifth inning as Byrd started the uprising by serving a two-run single into right field. Justin Turner and Tejada
followed with RBI singles to end starter Jeff Francis' night and Jordany Valdespin capped the outburst with a run-scoring infield hit off reliever Adam Ottavino.

Colorado scored four runs in its half of the fifth, capped by Yorvit Torrealba's two-run double. In the eighth, Mets closer Bobby Parnell came in and got Cuddyer to hit a ground ball with two outs, but Tejada's throw sailed past first baseman Ike Davis - his sixth error of the season, allowing two runs to score.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki did not start after getting hit by a pitch on the elbow in the first game. He struck out as a pinch hitter with the
bases loaded and two outs in the seventh with Colorado trailing 8-6. ... Francis allowed eight runs (six earned) and nine hits while walking four in 4 1/3 innings, and saw his ERA rise to 9.00. Mets starter Aaron Laffey yielded two runs in four innings. ... All position players were used, as was the entire Mets' bullpen in the game that took 4:19 to complete.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Mets   Colorado
Aaron Laffey Player Jeff Francis
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.0 IP 4.1
3 Strikeouts 4
4 Hits 9
4.50 ERA 12.46
Hitting
NY Mets   Colorado
Collin Cowgill Player Carlos Gonzalez
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 4
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Mets 12 0 13 .308 21 9 7 8 1 2
Colorado 13 0 15 .325 16 8 7 7 3 3

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game at home against NY Mets. The Rockies have a W/L % of .889 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • NY Mets will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Mets have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .500 after a loss.