Rockies 5 – Mets 4 April 13, 2011

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The Mets lost their third straight game and their sixth of seven. It’s a really ugly start to the season losing at home like this. Jon Niese didn’t do anything to help his poor ERA tonight going 6 IP and allowing 5 runs. He was in pretty good shape until Troy Tulowitzki hit a 3-run homer in the fifth inning. He’s been hitting the cover off the ball so far in this series.

The Mets had 2-0 lead going into the fourth inning but a Todd Helton RBI single and Tulo’s homer in the fifth ended up sealing the game for the Rockies. The Mets offense put up 9 hits and 4 walks so there were plenty of chances to score. Angel Pagan and Carlos Beltran had 2 hits apiece but the Mets left 9 runners on base, not taking advantage of the chances they had.

The Rockies and Mets play a single admission doubleheader tomorrow.

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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.