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Colorado Rockies 9, New York Mets 4: Story leads Rockies to fourth straight win

Both Story and Ian Desmond homered in the victory

The Colorado Rockies won their fourth straight game Monday with a 9-4 victory over the New York Mets. They are now 6-1 on their current homestand.

Antonio Senzatela gave up four runs in his six innings of work, allowing eight hits and a walk while striking out four. The Rockies bullpen followed him with three scorless innings from James Pazos, Carlos Estevez, and Jairo Diaz, allowing just a single and two walks and striking out five.

The Rockies got the bulk of their offense in a six-run fourth, an inning which they entered trailing 4-1 and left with a 7-4 lead they would not relinquish.

Story writes another chapter

The big blow in the Rockies’ six-run fourth inning came courtesy of Trevor Story. With Drew Butera on second and Senzatela, fresh off his first hit of the season, on first, Story took Mets starter Steven Matz deep to left for a three-run homer, giving the Rockies a 7-4 lead. It was Story’s 33rd home run of the season, and traveled 401 feet.

Desmond giveth, Desmond taketh away

It isn’t often as a player when you get to hit a home run and rob one in the same game, but Rockies left fielder Ian Desmond accomplished that feat on Monday night. Desmond got the Rockies on the board in the second with a solo home run, his 18th of the season.

Later in the game, Desmond did his part on defense, taking away a home run from Brandon Nimmo in the top of the fifth.

Looking ahead

Game two of the series is scheduled for Tuesday at 6:40 p.m. MT. Tim “The Harpoon” Melville looks to atone for his disastrous start on Thursday while trade-deadline acquisition Marcus Stroman gets his second taste of Coors Field this year.