Colorado dropped the first three games of the series, having been shut out by dominant Mets pitching in the past two. The Rockies will need to route one of the best young arms in baseball in Noah Syndergaard to avoid the four game sweep.
Getting the nod for the Rockies is right-hander Eddie Butler who has battled his command since returning to the majors in late July. Butler is 3-9 with a 5.50 ERA in 75 innings this season. In a particularly rough patch as of late, he has taken the loss in each of his past four starts.
It's been a tough road trip for the 24-year-old, who opposed a dominant Stephen Strasburg in Washington. Butler worked six innings of four-run baseball in the loss to the Nationals. He is searching for his first win since May 30th.
All eyes will be on flame-throwing righty, Noah Syndergaard, who the Rockies will see for the first time in his career. The 22-year-old throws a pretty consistent four-pitch mix, with a four-seam fastball and sinker that flirt with triple digits on the radar gone. Syndergaard does have a wipeout slider he’ll use as a strikeout pitch. In his 16 starts this season, righties are batting just .222 against him, with left-handers posting a slightly less painful .253.
|COLORADO ROCKIES||NEW YORK METS|
|Charlie Blackmon - CF||Curtis Granderson - RF|
|DJ LeMahieu - 2B||Yoenis Cespedes - CF|
|Carlos Gonzalez - RF||Daniel Murphy - 1B|
|Nolan Arenado - 3B||Juan Uribe - 3B|
|Matt McBride - 1B||Kelly Johnson - 2B|
|Daniel Descalso - SS||Travis d'Arnaud - C|
|Nick Hundley - C||Michael Conforto - LF|
|Kyle Parker - LF||Wilmer Flores - SS|
|Eddie Butler - RHP||Noah Syndergaard - RHP|