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Mets score twice in ninth to down Rockies

(Monday, September 8)

Final Score: New York 3, Colorado 2

Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Wilmer Flores drove a sacrifice fly to center that capped a two-run rally in the ninth and lifted the New York Mets to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies in the opener of a three-game set on Monday.

Travis d’Arnaud began the ninth with a double off Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins (3-3), then Curtis Granderson tied the game with a triple to right- center. Flores followed with a shallow fly to center that allowed Granderson to try for the win. Drew Stubbs settled under the fly, but his throw home was up the third-base line as Granderson slid in safely.

Carlos Torres (7-5) picked up the win for the Mets, who have won five of their last six.

Jon Niese allowed one run on eight hits and struck out seven in 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision for New York.

Colorado starter Jordan Lyles was also solid in a no-decision, surrendering one run on three hits over six innings.

Nolan Arenado and Michael Cuddyer homered as the Rockies had their four-game winning streak snapped.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis walked with one out in the first and Lucas Duda doubled two batters later to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.

Cuddyer, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to the game, got the run back an inning later with a leadoff homer to left. Cuddyer, the 2013 NL batting champion, had only played in 34 games in an injury-plagued season.

The Rockies received leadoff doubles in the third and seventh innings, but couldn’t push a run across in either instance.

Arenado led off the eighth inning with a shot out to left off Vic Black, who was also activated from the 15-day disabled list before the game, and Colorado grabbed their first lead of the game.

Game Notes

Colorado last won five straight in mid-June … The Mets had just four hits entering the ninth … Hawkins has three blown saves this season … Arenado has 60 RBI.

BOX SCORE

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Colorado 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 9 1
NY Mets « 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 6 0
W:C.Torres(7-5) L:L.Hawkins(3-3)
HR: COL- M.Cuddyer (7), N.Arenado (18) NYM- None

Colorado AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Corey Dickerson LF 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 .313
  LaTroy Hawkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Josh Rutledge SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .268
Nolan Arenado 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .293
Michael Cuddyer 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .328
Drew Stubbs CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .286
Michael McKenry C 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .322
  Tommy Kahnle P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Ben Paulsen PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .372
  Brooks Brown P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Christian Friedrich P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
  Charlie Blackmon RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
Brandon Barnes RF-LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .248
DJ LeMahieu 2B 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .272
Jordan Lyles P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .190
  Wilin Rosario PH-C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249
Totals 34 2 9 2 2 0 2 2 9
NY Mets AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Juan Lagares CF 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .282
Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .261
David Wright 3B 4 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .269
Lucas Duda 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 .248
Travis d`Arnaud C 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .246
  Eric Young PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225
Curtis Granderson RF 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 .216
Wilmer Flores SS 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .236
Dilson Herrera 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .243
Jon Niese P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .064
  Buddy Carlyle P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
  Matt den Dekker PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217
  Vic Black P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Carlos Torres P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 3 6 3 4 2 0 2 6

E_M.Cuddyer. LOB_Colorado 8, NY Mets 6. 2B_C.Dickerson, D.LeMahieu, J.Lagares, D.Wright, L.Duda, T.d’Arnaud. 3B_D.Wright, C.Granderson. HR_M.Cuddyer (7) off J.Niese, N.Arenado (18) off V.Black. SF_W.Flores. S_J.Rutledge. SB_D.Stubbs (18). CS_J.Rutledge.

Colorado IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Jordan Lyles 6.0 3 1 1 2 4 0 110-68 4.20
Tommy Kahnle 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 13-9 3.72
Brooks Brown (H 5) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 16-9 3.66
Christian Friedrich (H 2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 9-6 6.64
LaTroy Hawkins (L 3-3;B 3) 0.1 2 2 2 0 0 0 6-3 3.28
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Jon Niese 6.2 8 1 1 1 7 1 108-74 3.59
Buddy Carlyle 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4-3 1.85
Vic Black 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 1 16-11 2.41
Carlos Torres (W 7-5) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12-7 3.27

HBP_by J.Lyles (L.Duda).
T_2:53. A_21710.
Umpires_Home,Manny Gonzalez; First, Jim Reynolds; Second, Fieldin Culbreth; Third, Brian Knight.

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