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Mets defeat Rockies 5-1 and complete the sweep

The Rockies lost to the Rockies in more respectable fashion today, but they still lost.

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The Rockies lost to the Mets 5-1 today.

Well, at least it wasn't a dozen plus run blowout, though it looked like it might be at the beginning. David Hale began the game extremely shaky. He couldn't find the strike zone, as balls sailed high and low. He threw four wild pitches, which brought out sundry fun and forgettable facts about wild pitches. Somehow, Hale's day wasn't exactly awful. He allowed five runs on six hits in six innings pitched. He walked two, hit a batter, and struck out nine. In any event, the five runs were enough to beat the Rockies.

The bats were mostly absent. The Mets have a buzzsaw of a young rotation with Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and Noah Syndergaard. The Rockies were fortunate enough to land Logan Verrett today, who was making his first career MLB start. In his seven innings pitched, the Rockies were only able to muster a run on four hits. Verrett walked one and struck out eight.

The one run was a Carlos Gonzalez solo homer. CarGo joined Nolan Arenado in the 30 homer club for the 2015 season. The last time multiple Rockies had 30 or more home runs in a single season was 2004, when Vinny Castilla, Jeromy Burnitz, and Todd Helton each hit more than 30 dingers.

The Rockies are headed east to play three against the Braves in Atlanta, starting tomorrow, followed by three games against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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<tr><td width=150>Total comments</td><td>154</tr>

<tr class="alt"><td>Total commenters</td><td>22</tr>

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<tr class="alt"><td>Story URLs</td><td><div><a href="http://www.purplerow.com/2015/8/23/9193805/game-thread-david-hale-vs-logan-verrett">http://www.purplerow.com/2015/8/23/9193805/game-thread-david-hale-vs-logan-verrett</a></div>

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<td>1</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/Ducks_RockiesFan">Ducks_RockiesFan</a></td><td>30</td>

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<td>2</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/evers44">evers44</a></td><td>20</td>

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<td>3</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/SDcat09">SDcat09</a></td><td>18</td>

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<td>4</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/The%20Lodo%20Magic%20Man">The Lodo Magic Man</a></td><td>12</td>

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<td>6</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/Northsider1964">Northsider1964</a></td><td>12</td>

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<td>7</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/pedroa">pedroa</a></td><td>9</td>

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<td>8</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/biondino">biondino</a></td><td>5</td>

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<td>9</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/bearpigman">bearpigman</a></td><td>5</td>

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<td>10</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/RoctoMom">RoctoMom</a></td><td>5</td>

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<td>11</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/holly96">holly96</a></td><td>4</td>

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<td>12</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/WhiskeyDrinkingMan">WhiskeyDrinkingMan</a></td><td>3</td>

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<td>13</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/NY%20Rox%20Fan">NY Rox Fan</a></td><td>3</td>

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<td>16</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/JaySantos">JaySantos</a></td><td>2</td>

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<td>19</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/MCDallas">MCDallas</a></td><td>1</td>

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<td>20</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/DAWNMARIE01">DAWNMARIE01</a></td><td>1</td>

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<td>21</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/Thomas%20Wilson">Thomas Wilson</a></td><td>1</td>

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<td>22</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/RockedUp">RockedUp</a></td><td>1</td>

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