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.