This game was a real killer. Jon Niese pitched another great game going 7 strong innings allowing only 1 run. He was cruising and didn’t give up a run until a sac fly in the seventh. Niese had 7 strikeouts and no walks. It was an excellent game.
The Mets had no offense again with 3 hits and 1 walk. The only runs were on an Angel Pagan home run in the first inning. They only had 2 baserunners in the last 8 innings of the game. David Wright was 0 for 4 with 4 strikeouts and mostly against Jeff Francis a lefty.
The game was completely blown up with 2 outs in the eighth inning. Hisanori Takahashi gave up a hit and a walk. Then Manny Acosta gave up 3 hits and 2 walks without getting an out including a grand slam to Melvin Mora. It was beyond ugly.
The Mets and Rockies will play the rubber game of the series early tomorrow at noon.