Friday, May 13, 2011

Game Recap: Beltran Powers Mets Post Rockies 9-5

A depleted Mets team put together a solid showing in a 9-5 defeat of the Colorado Rockies, thanks in part to nine walks by Rockies pitchers and three, yes THREE, two-run homes runs by Carlos Beltran. At the same time, the Mets renewed their commitment to the promise that nothing will come easy this season. The Mets staked Jon Niese to a 7-2 lead courtesy of two of Carolos Beltrans home runs.

However, Niese would give up two solo home runs leading up to the seventh inning where he fell apart. Niese would leave after allowing another run on three straight hits, and would have two additional runs, for a total of five, charged to him when Mike O'Connor would come in and give up a two run double.

Taylor Buchholz would escape the remainder of the seventh inning jam and Jason Isringhausen would pitch out of trouble in an anxious eighth as the bullpen gave way to Krod. After recieving two insurance runs, due to Beltran's third home run of the game, Francisco Rodriguez would close it out in a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth.

The Mets, who rested David Wright as planned and were without the injured Ike Davis, producted only six hits. Luckily, three of those were sent into the bleachers by Beltran, who homered from both sides of the plate.

The Mets, who have now won five of their last seven games, travel to Houston tomorrow to face the Astros at 8:05 PM. Dillon Gee will head to the hill taking on Bud Norris and an Astros team that has lose six of eight.

Game Notes:
- This was the first 3 HR game of Beltran's career.
- The Rockies have lost nine straight starts by Ibaldo Jiminez.
- The Rockies have now lost eight of their last ten games.
- The win draws the Mets to .500 on the road at 9-9.

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