(Wednesday, September 10)
Final Score: New York 2, Colorado 0
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Rafael Montero tossed scoreless ball into the sixth inning to earn his first major-league win, and the New York Mets came away with yet another 2-0 decision over the Colorado Rockies in the finale of a three-game series.
Montero (1-3) walked four and allowed three hits while fanning seven over his 5 1/3-inning outing. Four relievers combined to complete the four-hit shutout, with Jenrry Mejia shutting the door in the ninth to earn his 25th save.
Eric Young, Jr. totaled three hits and drove in a run for the Mets, who swept the series and have taken seven of their last eight overall.
Tyler Matzek (5-10) worked 6 1/3 frames, giving up four hits and two runs while also striking out seven and issuing four walks for the Rockies, who entered this set having won four in a row.
New York loaded the bases with one out in the home seventh on a pair of walks and a single, and Matzek was pulled for Matt Belisle. Juan Lagares followed with a sacrifice fly to score Dilson Herrera for a 2-0 game before Wilmer Flores popped to second.
Drew Stubbs doubled and Justin Morneau singled to open the sixth, and Montero exited after striking out Nolan Arenado. Dario Alvarez retired the only batter he faced, then Carlos Torres induced an inning-ending pop from Michael McKenry.
Torres took care of Colorado in the seventh, Jeurys Familia stranded Stubbs at third in the eighth, and Mejia retired the side in order in the ninth.
The hosts provided all the offense they needed in the second, as Young tripled home Herrera with two away to put the Mets on the board.
After walking DJ LeMahieu with two outs in the fifth, Montero gave up his first hit to counterpart Matzek, but Charlie Blackmon’s fly to right ended the threat.
Montero came out on the losing end of games on May 14, 20 and Aug. 12, and had been winless in his first seven MLB appearances … Jacob deGrom and three relievers led the Mets to a 2-0 victory on Tuesday night … New York’s sweep comes on the heels of the news that third baseman David Wright would be shut down for the remainder of the season due to consistent shoulder inflammation … Colorado has been shut out in back-to-back games twice this season, previously blanked by the Braves and Phillies on May 25-26.
|Charlie Blackmon RF||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.284|
|Drew Stubbs CF||3||0||1||0||1||0||0||1||2||.287|
|Justin Morneau 1B||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||2||0||.317|
|Nolan Arenado 3B||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||2||.291|
|Corey Dickerson LF||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.307|
|Michael McKenry C||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||.313|
|Josh Rutledge SS||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||.265|
|DJ LeMahieu 2B||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.271|
|Tyler Matzek P||3||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||1||.176|
|Matt Belisle P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Yohan Flande P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.100|
|Juan Lagares CF||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||.279|
|Wilmer Flores SS||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||.229|
|Daniel Murphy 3B||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.301|
|Travis d`Arnaud C||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.244|
|Eric Campbell 1B||4||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||1||.283|
|Curtis Granderson RF||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||.217|
|Dilson Herrera 2B||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||1||.237|
|Eric Young LF||3||0||3||1||0||1||0||0||0||.235|
|Rafael Montero P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|Dario Alvarez P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Carlos Torres P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Josh Satin PH||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||.103|
|Jeurys Familia P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.667|
|Jenrry Mejia P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
E_T.Matzek. LOB_Colorado 7, NY Mets 6. 2B_D.Stubbs, T.Matzek, E.Campbell. 3B_E.Young. SF_J.Lagares. S_R.Montero. SB_D.Stubbs (19). CS_E.Young. GIDP_C.Dickerson, T.Matzek, T.d’Arnaud. DP_Colorado 1 (J.Rutledge, D.LeMahieu and J.Morneau); NY Mets 2 (W.Flores, D.Herrera and E.Campbell), (C.Torres, W.Flores and D.Herrera).
|Tyler Matzek (L 5-10)||6.1||4||2||2||4||7||0||97-61||4.23|
|Rafael Montero (W 1-3)||5.1||3||0||0||4||7||0||106-64||4.50|
|Dario Alvarez (H 1)||0.1||0||0||0||0||0||0||6-4||0.00|
|Carlos Torres (H 8)||1.1||1||0||0||0||1||0||12-9||3.22|
|Jeurys Familia (H 19)||1.0||0||0||0||1||1||0||19-9||2.03|
|Jenrry Mejia (S 25)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||13-10||3.96|
Umpires_Home,Fieldin Culbreth; First, Brian Knight; Second, Manny Gonzalez; Third, Jim Reynolds.