Runs have certainly not been difficult to come by so far this weekend in Coors Field.
Following a 14-9 victory Friday night, the Mets beat the Rockies by the same exact score Saturday Night, marking the tenth straight time the Mets have defeated the Rockies. One night after newly-acquired Yoenis Cespedes’ three-homer game, the Mets were backed by three-hit games from Juan Lagares, Curtis Granderson, and Wilmer Flores, a Juan Uribe home run, and stellar defense by Ruben Tejada. Even pitcher Jon Niese chipped in to deliver a bases loaded two-RBI single in the middle of an eight-run third inning that knocked out Rockies rookie pitcher Chris Rusin. Despite a valiant comeback effort on behalf of the Rockies, including back-to-back home runs by Charlie Blackmon and Jose Reyes, the Mets offensive dominance proved insurmountable.
Although it’s obviously great to see the Mets getting confidence in their bats, I must speculate how much of this production can be chalked up to Coors Field. Not to take away from the Mets’ hitters, but balls have been proven to fly out of that ballpark very easily as SNY announcers Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez have noted multiple times. Either way, this must provide a good clubhouse vibe going into the third and final game of the series.
Logan Verrett, spot-starting for Matt Harvey, will take the hill against the Rockies’ rookie David Hale tomorrow at 4:10pm. The game will again be broadcasted on WPIX.