Mets 9 – Rockies 5 May 12, 2011

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There isn’t much more to say about this game than… Carlos Beltran!!! He ripped three 2-run homers, two left handed and one right handed. It was quite a display. He has 8 home runs for the season and if he ever had trade value it’s certainly right now.

Jon Niese didn’t have a great start but pitching is tough in Colorado when you rely on a curveball. He gave up 5 runs in 6.1 innings. But he had enough run support to make it work for a win. That kind of start won’t stand up for a win very often though. He definitely owes Beltran dinner for getting that win for him.

The Mets offense was surprisingly light for scoring 9 runs. Other than Beltran, the rest of the team only had 3 hits. They did have 9 walks as a team though. Ubaldo Jimenez didn’t have it at all. He only lasted 3.2 innings and gave up 5 runs on 3 hits and 6 walks. He had no control at all.

The Mets take the series with the win today and dump the Rockies out of first place in the NL West. The Mets are on their way to Houston now to start a weekend series tomorrow night.

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Author: Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.