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Game Wrap: Continued offensive futility on the road

It has now been 20 innings since the Rockies scored a run

THAT, kids, is called taking your eye off the ball
THAT, kids, is called taking your eye off the ball
Mike Stobe

The Rockies continue to be stymied by Mets pitching as they recorded their second straight shutout loss. This time it was Rafael Montero and the Mets bullpen that squelched the Rockies bats, and they will now slink out of town after a three game sweep at the hands of the lowly Mets. Being down by two runs felt like being down by 30.

Tyler Matzek started, and did pretty well for himself. He was cruising through six innings, having only allowed one run off an Eric Young triple that just skipped past Drew Stubbs's glove. But two walks and a single loaded the bases after recording an out in the seventh inning, and Weiss went to Matt Belisle. Miraculously, he only allowed one of those guys to score, but that made it two to zero, aka down by 30.

Matzek's line was 6.1, two runs, four walks, seven strikeouts, and four hits. The slider was still pretty damn good. But the walks got him.

Is there any reason to spare a paragraph for the Rockies' offense? Because good lord, it was horrible. They had their chances after receiving five walks. But RISP hitting was again entirely absent; they went one for seven, and the one was an infield single that didn't score anyone. That was a Morneau single to short stop after a Stubbs lead off double, so we had first and third with nobody out. But Nolan struck out, Dickerson tapped out, and McKenry made some sort of out, I don't have the heart to go back and check what he did. It was super annoying.

So here we are. Swept by the Mets in mid-September, and the dominant emotion is apathy. Just waiting for the season to end.

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<th align="left">COLORADO ROCKIES</th>
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<tr><td class="td-last td-name">Charlie Blackmon - RF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Juan Lagares - CF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Drew Stubbs - CF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Wilmer Flores - SS</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Justin Morneau - 1B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Daniel Murphy - 3B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Nolan Arenado - 3B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Travis d'Arnaud - C</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Corey Dickerson - LF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Eric Campbell - 1B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Mike McKenry - C</td><td class="td-first td-name">Curtis Granderson - RF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Josh Rutledge - SS</td><td class="td-first td-name">Dilson Herrera - 2B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">DJ LeMahieu - 2B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Eric Young Jr. - LF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Tyler Matzek - LHP</td><td class="td-first td-name">Rafael Montero - RHP</td></tr></tbody>
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