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New York Mets 5, Colorado Rockies 3: Rockies come up short in New York

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An up and down day ended with a Rockies loss

The Colorado Rockies dropped the second game of their series at Citi Field on Saturday, losing to the Mets, 5-3. Jon Gray pitched better than his line, which ended up a pedestrian eight hits and four earned runs allowed in 5 23 innings, with three walks and eight strikeouts. Offensively, the Rockies could not come up with the big hit despite plenty of baserunners in the loss.

Singles only

The Rockies had seven hits against Mets pitching on the night, but all of them were singles. In addition, they also struck out 15 times for the second straight night. By contrast, the Mets had nine hits, but included a double and a pair of home runs, and the extra-base hits proved to be the difference as the Mets came away with the win.

Wolters leads the offense

The only Rockies player with more than one hit on the night was catcher Tony Wolters, who went 2-for-2 with a walk and a hit by pitch, reaching base all four times he came to the plate. Wolters also scored the Rockies first run on a Charlie Blackmon single in the third and drove home Brendan Rodgers with a single of his own in the fourth. Wolters raised his batting average to .307 and his OPS to .773 on the season, a huge step up from his offensive production in 2017 and 2018.

Looking ahead

The Rockies will look to win the rubber game against the Mets and secure a 3-3 road trip tomorrow in an early start. Jeff Hoffman will pitch for the Rockies against the Mets’ Noah Syndergaard. First pitch is scheduled for 11:10 a.m. Mountain time.