The Rockies lost the rubber match against the Mets 6-1 Sunday afternoon. That wrapped up a 2-4 road trip against the Cubs and Mets, and it dropped the Rockies’ season record to 33-31.
The Rockies’ offense was no match for Noah Syndergaard, as the big righty threw seven innings of scoreless, one hit ball. He walked two batters and struck out seven. The Rockies had only slightly more success against the Mets’ bullpen over two innings. A walk and a David Dahl double scored a run in the ninth inning, which prevented the shutout.
Jeff Hoffman didn’t have a great start. He gave up six runs on seven hits in 4 2⁄3 innings, though he did walk just two batters and struck out seven. The Rockies offense wasn’t exactly absent this road trip, though it wasn’t great either, as they scored 23 runs in six games. Hoffman’s start is a reminder that the rotation really needs to get right to withstand the offensive ups and downs that are likely to come.
The Rockies head back to Denver to begin a seven game home stand on Monday. They’ll host the Cubs for three and the Padres for four. German Márquez starts game one of the Cubs series tomorrow. The Cubs don’t have an announced starting pitcher yet. First pitch for that game is scheduled for 6:40 MT.