Game Recap: Rockies 7 – Mets 4

Bartolo Colon was crushed in the opener of a four-game set in Colorado as the Mets (15-12) lost to the Rockies (17-13) by the score of 7-4 Thursday night >> Read the full recap and box score at SNY.tv.



Need to Know: Bartolo Colon got the start and struggled mightily, allowing a solo homer to Carlos Gonzalez in the first inning and a two-run single to opposing pitcher Juan Nicasio in the second as the Mets fell behind 3-0. In the fourth, Colon allowed three more runs as the Rockies extended their lead to 6-0. Overall, Colon allowed seven runs on 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings pitched. He walked one, struck out three, and hit a batter. His ERA rose to 5.65.

Juan Lagares, activated from the disabled list before the game, started in center field and led off. He went 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI.

The Mets mustered just three hits in seven innings against Rockies starter Juan Nicasio, who came into the game with a 5.27 ERA.

Travis d’Arnaud hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth to pull the Mets within 7-4, but they got no closer.

Jeurys Familia, Gonzalez Germen, and Jose Valverde combined to throw 3 1/3 scoreless innings in relief.

Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez departed the game in the fourth inning with a jammed finger.


What’s Next: The Mets play the second game of their series in Colorado on Friday at 8:40 p.m. Zack Wheeler (1-2, 3.99 ERA) starts for the Mets, opposed by Jorge De La Rosa (2-3, 5.23 ERA) for the Rockies.




58 comments
stage52
stage52

Wright looks really lost at the plate and becoming a Granderson very rapidly.  I wonder if the new wife is zapping all his power?  

stage52
stage52

Watching him waddle from 1st base to the dugout took long enough  to issue a Delay of Game infraction.  Wow he is slow!

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

It's one thing when everyone including Bartolo is laughing watching him try to leg out a grounder in spring training, but when we are getting embarassed and he's laughing to himself on the mound I'm not amused anymore. Everyone has bad outings, but i swear if I have to watch my team get shelled again while he's standing on the mound giggling to himself I'm gonna lose my mind.

Nick Catino
Nick Catino

Good game by Duda last night, he looked solid at first............ I have a Mets trade, Mets trade Duda to Pirates for Ike

snarkerttack
snarkerttack

It's a credit to our pitching staff, yes-Colon included, that we have the record we do. When you consider that  Wright, Granderson and Young's bats are still in winter hibernation , we have no business being over .500.  Last night's performance gets a muilligan from me (5am arrival in Denver).  Which begs the question:  are travel arrangements so inflexible that after a rain off day they still arrive in town at the crack of dawn?

Tommy Nasonte
Tommy Nasonte

This anemic offense needs some help!! Hopefully we can find a way to stay in contention till the trade deadline & package a pitcher & one of our outfielders for a legit power threat! We have been winning thanks to our pitching, defense, and timely hitting, but we can't continue to get no production from our lineup. We're in last place in slugging % & close to last in HR's. The only offensive bright spot has been Lagares & Murphy. Can't win with two table setters as your most productive players. Mets have been a pleasant surprise so far but can't expect to keep teams under 4 runs every night!

Straw18
Straw18

Memo to David Wright: Anytime you are ready to start hitting please do so.....you are in COORS field!!

Zac Tindall
Zac Tindall

Syndergaard degrom and montero are ready for the mlb so sandy has to trade someone and move someone around

Neise

Gee

Wheeler

Mejia

Colon

Syndergaard

Montero

Degrom

Andrew Pasquale
Andrew Pasquale

Good to see d'Arnaud put one in the stands. He continues to improve. Lagares, 2-4...these are the guys that matter moving forward.

Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

A stinker by Bartolo...it happens as he has been up and down so far. He will get better as weather warms. Got to get Grandy going or he will be splitting time with EY.

Good news, d'Arnaud continues to improve, nice last outing in Vegas for Thor. 15-12 with a mediocre Colon an invisible Granderson and non-existent offense. I'll take it so far.

mrgee
mrgee

Ahhhhh the Mets lost a game everyone panic!

bcpics
bcpics

Unfortunately Colon may need to be the first pitching casualty of the year. If he has another one or two starts like this then there should be NO question in bringing up deGrom.

With the rest of the starting rotation doing well - there is less pressure for him to carry a team each start, but gains valuable experience

Chad Michael
Chad Michael

Colon isn't going to throw a gem every night and the offense is going to make some bad pitchers look good at times this season. That being said if the Mets got their typical performance from their pitchers tonight then the rally at the end might have been another notch on the come from behind wins for this team. Glad to see Lagaras pick up right where he left off. Young had a pair of hits as well so I'm interested to see who he sits so Young Jr can be in the lineup.

nolrog
nolrog

>>> Jeurys Familia, Gonzalez Germen, and Jose Valverde combined to throw 3 1/3 scoreless innings in relief.


Three pitchers in 3.1 innings?  Collins is slipping.  He usually gets 5 into that span.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

I wonder what TC does with the OF with 2 straight LHPs starting these next 2 games. He should sit Grandy in both but he said he wouldn't sit any of the 4 in back to back games. Then again it certainly wouldn't be the 1st time TC said 1 thing and did another.

iamwilpon
iamwilpon

Meanwhile in Vegas, Jacob deGrom goes 5+ innings tonight as 51s win 19-2 on Dollar Beer Night! He improved to 4-0 and has a 1.89 ERA in the hitter friendly PCL. Take notice - reminds me of a poor man's Tim Lincecum

Zach Ripple
Zach Ripple

I don't want to hear about offense. This is a team coming off some rough traveling and late arrival, and Colon needed to keep the team in the game. He didn't do that, and the Mets basically checked out mentally. Lagares was fresh since he wasn't with the team and eager to get back in the lineup. Mets will bounce back tomorrow.

cmetsfan
cmetsfan

Did they swap the bad home performance for the road? Where's this gonna go?

rodd
rodd

colon was simply awful,they should have pulled him out sooner.

jenkins
jenkins

It's hard to hit a pointless 3-run homer.

ponzies86
ponzies86

Good to see this team didnt just roll over a die tonight but the offense needs some serious help and Lagares was back where he left off stretching his hitting streak to 10 games! 

yankeehater
yankeehater

Colon is borderline horrible. Enough with his inability to move the ball around.....any AA hitter can smack around straight strikes which is all this guy seems capable of throwing; also, the Mets need an actual ML hitter who has some pop; the Mets lack of a serious offensive threat is getting idiotic at this point as Wright, murphy and Granderson scare nobody.

Thomas McKeever
Thomas McKeever

@Zach Goeringer He is the weakest link in our rotation by far. Everyone else is pitching much better than him. I think he should be the first to be replaced by guys from the minors. I can't stand him

spo52
spo52

@Tommy Nasonte  If TC would stop this lefty righty BS we might get some consistency. He

has done this crap for 4 yrs and it doesn't work. When a guy is hot the next day he is on the bench because of the pitching matchup. TC su ks and Sandy won't do nothing....

heynow20
heynow20

Bro, chill.  Just b/c you think they are ready doesn't mean they are.  There's a reason they call it triple A and not the MLB.  I'm not saying we don't have some great prospects but lets stop saying these guys would walk into Coors field and pitch against that lineup and dominate.  There isn't a lineup in AAA that looks like the Rockies. 

Bob G
Bob G

@Andrew Pasquale  I agree, I sense he might be getting more confident at the plate. Hopefully good things to come. They can certainly use some more offense.

Lee Lewin
Lee Lewin

@bcpics  I completely disagree with you. The Mets will continue to throw him out there as they are paying him $10 million to do. As the summer heats up and hopefully so does Colon, he will be the top pitcher to go in a trade to a contending team needing another starter.  He really hasn't been that bad besides the outing in LA and now this one.  IN his 4 other starts he's given up 7 ER in 27 innings. By my calculation that's just over  a 2 ERA in his other starts.


Not saying he's great or anything, but he's competent enough to keep in the rotation. Its quite interesting that the Mets have not needed a replacement starter yet. They have been injury free(knock on wood) so far. Which begs the question. What does happen come June when Thor is ready to be promoted or DeGrom or Montero with the current rotation? 


Is Gee a goner too? Who knows, but these are GREAT Problems to have. 

Lee Lewin
Lee Lewin

@nolrog  This is actually a problem to me. More so than your sarcastic comment. Yes they havne't really pitched much over the last 5 days with the day off and the rain out and Niese's good game. However, you are in Colorado where your Bullpen is most likely needed every day. in a 7-0 game why are you using 3 guys? Just let one of them go longer. 

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

@iamwilpon Yes, bring him up, so when he consistently only goes 5+ each night, we can complain about him like we do about Gee never pitching into the 7th inning.  Nevermind that they were an impressive 6 innings, it was only 6.

Zac Tindall
Zac Tindall

Degrom syndergaard and montero are ready

Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

Juan looked great! No problem from the hamstring.

yankeehater
yankeehater

@rodd He throws too many balls RIGHT OVER THE PLATE. His inability to move the ball around is killing him. I can literally get in a cage for a half hour, get my timing down, and then face colon and put the ball in play.

cmetsfan
cmetsfan

@rodd  Maybe he tweaked something hitting. He's a heavy dude, maybe Dice-k should spot start for Colon once or twice.

John Schod
John Schod

I disagree. It is so important if d'Arnaud is the catcher of our future that he builds self-confidence at the plate.

It is almost as more important than winning at this point!

cmetsfan
cmetsfan

@ponzies86  Balls carrying off Murphy's dunkers so far, maybe he should try to pull the ball more and hit for power this series. 

heynow20
heynow20

You don't think most teams would take Murphy's production in the 2 hole for a 2B?  Your crazy.  D wright has been underwhelming but the real issue is Grandy. 

Christopher Mathus
Christopher Mathus

@yankeehater Relax their guy they didnt have it tonight there are gonna be games like this. Colon been fine he not an ace. Im sure the 98 yanks had some games like the mets did tonight

ponzies86
ponzies86

@yankeehater  dude its only the beginning of May, Ill wait on criticizing him until 10 starts 

bcpics
bcpics

Fair enough.

I like the position we're in too ... I just don't want to see the team slide when there are some potential arms in the system.

It seems like we always find a way to turn good into bad!

jenkins
jenkins

@John Schod  He doesn't look like the future. Looks completely overmatched again this year vs even decent pitching. He needs to hit. Mets can't afford another .200 hitter in the lineup.

heynow20
heynow20

Yeah, I gotta say, that when the 1st inning ended after he gave up that HR, the camera showed him smiing on the mound...I was not too happy.

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

@heynow20 He's not pitching that badly, this isn't what its about. Its about the fact that everything looks like a joke to him. I don't find it funny when he gets shelled for 7 runs, I don't find it funny when he cant lay down a bunt to get a runner into scoring position. This isn't Bartolo's circus, so when a pitcher rips a two run double off him I'd like to see an emotion other than humor.

heynow20
heynow20

He's had 2 bad starts out of 6.  In his 4 other starts he's given up 7 ER in 27 innings, which is just over a 2 ERA in his other starts. This one came at Coors Field against a good lineup leading the league in most offensive categories.  He was a CY young candidate last year in the AL.  Stop over reacting/thinking.  If you guys think Montero or Syndergard or DeGrom would just walk into Coors field and dominate against that lineup, your crazy. 

heynow20
heynow20

The season just started and your already saying the kid isn't the future.  He started of slow but has really come on the last few weeks, raising his BA by almost 50 points and starting to make good contact...ye of little faith