Game Recap: Rockies 11 – Mets 10

The Mets blew a one-run lead in the bottom of the ninth and lost again to the Rockies, 11-10, in Colorado late Saturday night >> Read a full boxscore and AP recap at SNY.TV.



In the top of the ninth, Juan Lagares hit an RBI single to give the Mets a one-run. However, moments later, Charlie Culberson hit a walk-off two-run home run against Kyle Farnsworth to end the game.


Jenrry Mejia started the game throwing four scoreless innings; but he blew a six-run lead in the fifth inning, getting tagged for eight runs. He suffered a similar fate in his last start.


Chris Young and Curtis Granderson had RBI singles to tie the game in the sixth inning. Young also tied the game with an RBI single in the eighth.


Daisuke Matsuzaka was interrupted by a visit from the team’s trainer. He stayed in the game and allowed one run in 2.2 innings, pitching in relief of Mejia.


The Mets are 8-29 in Coors Field since 2007.


The Mets will try to avoid being swept by the Rockies on Sunday at 4:10 pm in Colorado, as Dillon Gee (2-1, 2.88 ERA) faces RHP Jhoulys Chacin.




93 comments
Uri Bloch
Uri Bloch

Mejia should be our closer. We have three starting pitchers ready to come up.

stage52
stage52

That was the worst case of bullpen Mismanagement I have seen in 50 years.  Collins and Warthan are idiots.  Fire them ASAP !

Jus Talk
Jus Talk

one of the worst managed game I've ever witnessed. you can't get these type of games back.

bleedblue4
bleedblue4

All this series has taught me is that a very good offense and decent pitching will always beat Good pitching and a mediocre offense. 

John Hurd
John Hurd

Time to replace Terry Collins. I'm no major league manager, but I know it's time to yank a pitcher after 3, 4, 5 straight hits and a the memory of the guy falling apart like that in his last start. Collins likes to get to the bullpen after the predictable has happened----the giving up of a big lead. I don't know what Collins is trying to prove, but I saw that coming last night.

Replace him. 

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

Once again the back of the pen lets us down.  It really is as bad as it can get out there.

owlnut
owlnut

Once again Collins leaves the starter in too long.

openmind6
openmind6

Coors Field is a joke of a Stadium.

Nick Sciarratta
Nick Sciarratta

Think its worth trying Mejia in the pen or just he ran out of gas 2 straight starts and not to think much of it?

William O'Sullivan
William O'Sullivan

8-29 since 2007?  We've played 37 games in Colorado in the past 8 seasons, an average of more than 4 1/2 per season?  No way.  We play one series there per year.  Another careless, bogus, inaccurate stat.

kph16
kph16

The fact that Tejada is our starting shortstop and Kyle Farnsworth is our closer, and we are a major market, NY team is  embarassing, period.

tbone1
tbone1

Wow, who thinks this team is moving in the right DIRECTION NOW !

Bob G
Bob G

Matt, Im surprised you're not on here with a Golly gee, the Mets played with such heart last night, that heart comes from the great leadership of Sandy Alderson and Fred Wilpon, wow all you Mets lovers, let's hold hands and sing Koom ba ya!

David Ortiz
David Ortiz

What an abhorrent loss. What was wrong with Collins in deciding to leave Mejia in after he was struggling? This team is a joke.

psi1
psi1

The main reason why the Mets are 8-29 at Coors field in the last 7 years is the same reason they are on the verge of getting swept there again this year. No hitting. Coors is intimidating enough for visiting pitchers without the added pressure of not having any confidence that your team can hit to give you ANY breathing room. Couple that with the younger pitchers pitching this year and you get what you have. Expect this trend to continue until they can field a team that can hit at a competent major league level.

eric88
eric88

A. Garber You make allot of great points. Sandy let Reyes walk for nothing and STILL has not replaced him! How do you enter the Season SANDY with Tejada as your primary SS after YOU SAID at the Winter Meetings that SS was you #1 need this off season!  Then in the Spring your spin was, I don't think Tejada will hit .210 again. You were right, he is hitting .192.  You loose your closer and don't offer Hanrahan and did not have a backup plan for Parnell coming off neck Surgery. 

Also, you have shown NO ability to trade for any talent not involving a Salary Dump to a contender, unless you count the Pagan trade where you got your clock cleaned. 

By the way, in year 4 not one of your draft picks have reached the Majors or even a significant AAA player. 

Thanks for passing on Fernandez, you know the 20 year old NL Rookie of the Year to take SS Ceccihini who can't hit, has no speed or power, sound familiar.

Andrew Garber
Andrew Garber

Don't worry, deGrom and Montero will soon begin tossing in the Vegas pen, giving them just enough time to be ready by the Super 2 cutoff. We should be nice and far back in the standings by then, so they can definitely ease in without pressure. Harvard Sandy spent 20 million for 2 years of a disgusting lazy pig Colon but is too cheap to pay an extra year or arbitration for Montero. Harvard Sandy spent 60 million for 4 years of the spaghetti arm Grandy Man to bat cleanup and "protect" David Wright, when he has NEVER been a cleanup hitter before, was hurt for 75% of last year, and played his entire career in the AL. Harvard Sandy spent the major league minimum in bringing in 2 bargain basement 35+ year old relievers who were cut by (WINNING) teams while his closer (who still wasn't any f**** good until last year) recovers from major neck surgery. Harvard Sandy has not signed a legitimate bench player since being GM and instead calls on AAAA players like Andrew Brown and Kirk Nieuwenheiss to fill those roles when they can't possibly succeed. Harvard Sandy doesn't care about the Mets so why the hell should you.

stage52
stage52

@John Hurd IT was not hard to see Mejia was done if you had eyes. What was almost Criminal is that Collins had nobody up in the pen at the beginning of the inning except Matsuzaka who was not going to be  ready to come in anyway if something happened. Given all the stats that Meija does not pitch well the 3rd time around the lineup already staring at you Collins totally dropped the ball in preparing for anything bad happening. Best impersonation of a Wooden Indian I have seen in years. 

I have been calling for Collins and Warthan to be replaced for several years now.  I think the way Collins manages a baseball game is now outdated for today's game. He is far to Conservative to really have a winning baseball team. Sorry for the bad grammar but I am too pissed off to change it . LOL 

triviaace
triviaace

I've been saying that since last season but the geniuses on the forum disagreed with me.  What other idiotic moves or non-moves does he have to make before the truth comes out that he is incompetent?  Dump him now!

bbr7
bbr7

I think the real joke is the mets and also look at how ridiculous citi field is. That's a real joke

SomeHighSchoolKid
SomeHighSchoolKid

It wasn't out of nowhere. It happened last time too. Everybody saw it coming. And with the amount of time Mejia was taking inbetween pitches, somebody should have been warming up.

rico
rico

Obviously Collibs was insusting he finish the damn inning.Collins held out thinking Meija would finish the inning before the slam. He was wrong.

I can see how Collins is trying to instill a sink, stink or swim mentality to guys like Meija abd Wheeler, plus going to the pen that early every day is just not doable either, u less the pen was 10 men deep.

hankypanky
hankypanky

A 6-0 lead in the FIFTH inning? You've got to be kidding. Mejia stunk, pure and simple.

11gilkey
11gilkey

@psi1  Yeah they only scored 10 runs last night.  Great point. 

triviaace
triviaace

Alderson and Collins are unfit to be front office and field personnel.  Wilpon should get some smarts or sell the team to people who understand baseball.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@eric88  Eric I totally get your frustration. However, IMO you are directing it at the wrong person. 


An regards to Reyes, there were rumors that Wilpon wouldn't let SA trade him because he was afraid that they would lose whatever attendance they were getting if Reyes was moved. Just look at SA's track record. Do you really think he wouldn't have traded him if he could have? They were never going to resign him. SA knew that. To me that's on the Wilpons and will go down as one of the cheapest/stupidest moves they have ever made. They knew they weren't going to resing him they should have traded him to the highest bidder. 

Andrew Garber
Andrew Garber

@eric88 He's done such a poor job with the major league team that part of me knows that he's just a puppet

1harris1
1harris1

@eric88 I'm not going to kill him on Fernandez because often times the draft is a crapshoot (and it was Nimmo who was drafted ahead of Fernandez, not Cecchini).  But the fact remains that Alderson has been here for 4 years and has yet to make one trade which immediately paid dividends for the major league roster.  It is inexcusable for this team to be running out Ruben Tejada at SS, and Kyle Farnsworth in the bullpen, with the payroll being as low as it is, and the number of pitching prospects they have in the system who could be utilized to trade for proven major league talent.

openmind6
openmind6

@cyrus

Rockies average 7.5 runs a game at home, yet never manage to make the playoff. The ball travels like a torpedo there. That is not real baseball. What exactly makes Citi Field ridiculous?

ken1010
ken1010

@mets2death  Flores can't field the position.  Flores needs to be at first or third, not short.  Thus Flores needs to be traded.

It's Alderson's 4th year.  Evaluation of this team should be done by now.  Trade a very good pitching prospect for a shortstop already.  Probably should have traded Wheeler for Will Meyers 15 months ago when we had the chance.  Standing still isn't going to do it.

sylow59
sylow59

So? What about the time before that?

If Collins had warmed someone up last nighr and Mejia not imploded the same people would be calling for his head too.

owlnut
owlnut

@Steven Matregrano  It is on TC. He should know that Mejia goes so far and runs out of steam. Dice K should have been warming up to come in for long relief. Maybe it's time to put Mejia in the pen.

rico
rico

Noticed you were awol when the mets were winnng

Andrew Garber
Andrew Garber

@1harris1 I had no idea what to make of the Nimmo pick, but he seems like a great kid who might turn into something. The Cecchini pick boggles the F****** mind, perpetuated by the lie that they take the "best player available." It's like they s**** their pants after Oakland (of course) took stud SS Addison Russel the pick right before, then panicked and pushed the wrong button.

nymetsrule
nymetsrule

@sylow59  There is nothing wrong with warming someone up and being ready. Collins sat there and played with himself while every single Met fan saw exactly what was happening. I doubt you could say with a straight face that you didn't see that grand slam coming.

Kavalor
Kavalor

@Andrew Garber @rico

why are you here then today if wins don't count for you but losses are . Sorry this is just plain stupid bi***ing then. 

Andrew Garber
Andrew Garber

@rico I dunno about you, I consider "winning" to mean at the minimum a winning record after 162 games

owlnut
owlnut

@Andrew Garber  I would be happy with a .500 season. 90 wins is as big of a joke as the manager, GM, and owners.

eavdr10
eavdr10

A lot of good points here. If you really dissect what has been accomplished here the past few years it's been nothing but talk.

1harris1
1harris1

@Andrew Garber Completely agree on Alderson.  I cannot listen to him anymore.  I immediately change the channel anytime he comes on the television or radio.  "90 win team", and they're running out Kyle Farnsworth as the closer?  This is the same guy who management wouldn't give $100,000 to in order to prevent him from being exposed on waivers during spring training.


Actions speak louder than words; and Sandy's rhetoric has grown extremely tiresome.  He's nothing more than a gatekeeper assigned by Selig to help keep the Mets afloat while the Wilpons continue to go about managing their enormous debt. 

Andrew Garber
Andrew Garber

@1harris1 I hope he pans out, it was just an outright lie that he was the best player available.
I went back and forth until this year wondering if Sandy was a genius or he was playing us. The 90 wins "challenge" was the final straw.

1harris1
1harris1

@Andrew Garber @1harris1  We don't know that Cecchini is automatically going to be a bust, so for now I can't get crazy about the pick. I wouldn't be surprised though if our management team was caught by surprise with what Oakland did.  It's amazing how seemingly unprepared this outfit is when things don't go according to plan, even though we have three general managers with experience working in our front office.


It would be nice if something of consequence were done for a change in season to address the flaws with the major league roster, rather than watch Alderson gloat about trading for some prospect to be named later who won't be seen playing for the Mets before 2017.