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Montero earns 1st win, Mets sweep Rox

(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.

Game Notes

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.

NL Boxscore Colorado vs. NY Mets

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Colorado 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
NY Mets « 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 X 2 5 0
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Log | Wrap |Box
W:R.Montero(1-3) L:T.Matzek(5-10) S:J.Mejia (25)
HR: COL- None NYM- None

Colorado AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
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
Totals 29 0 4 0 2 0 0 5 10
NY Mets AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
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
Totals 26 2 5 2 1 1 0 4 7

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).

Colorado IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Tyler Matzek (L 5-10) 6.1 4 2 2 4 7 0 97-61 4.23
Matt Belisle 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9-6 5.31
Yohan Flande 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7-4 5.07
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
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

T_2:53. A_21260.
Umpires_Home,Fieldin Culbreth; First, Brian Knight; Second, Manny Gonzalez; Third, Jim Reynolds.

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