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Preview: Rockies at Mets April 14, 2011

Colorado Rockies (8-2) at New York Mets (4-7)  12:10pm

Jorge De La Rosa (1-0 1.74) vs. R.A. Dickey (1-1 2.45)

Greg Reynolds (0-0 3.00) vs. Chris Capuano (1-0 6.75)

TV: SNY   Radio: WFAN

What to watch: We’ve got a single admission doubleheader this afternoon. You don’t get many of those anymore. So enjoy if you have tickets for the game today.

The first game is the premier pitching matchup of the series. De La Rosa pitched two pretty good games so far but hasn’t gotten deeper than 5. 1 IP yet. Dickey had a rough start against the Nationals when he broke a nail during the game but appears to be 100% for today’s game.

Reynolds made one decent start against the Pirates going 6 IP and allowing 2 runs. Capuano made one start against the Nationals and wasn’t that good but got a win. He went 6 IP and allowed 4 runs.

The Mets need to dig out of a hole here down 2-0 in the series after losing a home series to the Nationals. The season could get really ugly today or get back on track if the Mets can sweep the doubleheader.

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Rockies 5 – Mets 4 April 13, 2011

Troy Tulowitzki

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The Mets lost their third straight game and their sixth of seven. It’s a really ugly start to the season losing at home like this. Jon Niese didn’t do anything to help his poor ERA tonight going 6 IP and allowing 5 runs. He was in pretty good shape until Troy Tulowitzki hit a 3-run homer in the fifth inning. He’s been hitting the cover off the ball so far in this series.

The Mets had 2-0 lead going into the fourth inning but a Todd Helton RBI single and Tulo’s homer in the fifth ended up sealing the game for the Rockies. The Mets offense put up 9 hits and 4 walks so there were plenty of chances to score. Angel Pagan and Carlos Beltran had 2 hits apiece but the Mets left 9 runners on base, not taking advantage of the chances they had.

The Rockies and Mets play a single admission doubleheader tomorrow.

Box score

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Preview: Rockies at Mets April 13, 2011

Colorado Rockies (7-2) at New York Mets (4-6)  7:10pm

Esmil Rogers (1-0 1.23) vs. Jon Niese (0-1 6.55)

TV: SNY   Radio: WFAN

What to watch: Here’s a re-boot of last night’s rain out. The Mets will try to avoid their fourth straight loss tonight to the Rockies at home. Niese got crushed in Philly in his last start going 4 IP and allowing 6 runs. He’ll need to do a lot better than that tonight for the Mets to get a win.

Rogers made one excellent start this season in Pittsburgh going 7.1 IP and allowing only 1 run. He’s only made two relief appearances against the Mets in his career throwing 3 IP and allowing 1 run. Tonight will be only his 11th career start for the 25 year old righty.

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Preview: Rockies at Mets April 12, 2011

Colorado Rockies (7-2) at New York Mets (4-6)  7:10pm

Esmil Rogers (1-0 1.23) vs. Jon Niese (0-1 6.55)

TV: SNY   Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Mets will try to avoid their fourth straight loss tonight to the Rockies at home. Niese got crushed in Philly in his last start going 4 IP and allowing 6 runs. He’ll need to do a lot better than that tonight for the Mets to get a win.

Rogers made one excellent start this season in Pittsburgh going 7.1 IP and allowing only 1 run. He’s only made two relief appearances against the Mets in his career throwing 3 IP and allowing 1 run. Tonight will be only his 11th career start for the 25 year old righty.

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Rockies 7 – Mets 6 April 11, 2011

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The Mets lost their third consecutive game to the Rockies tonight. Mike Pelfrey pitched poorly but not as poorly as his two prior starts. Pelf reduced his ERA to 10.80 by throwing 5.1 IP and allowing 4 runs (3 earned). He gave up 6 hits and 4 walks in the game. Way too many baserunners to be successful.

Despite Pelf’s start, the Mets had a tie game going into the 8th inning. They were stringing together hits to score. They had 10 hits and 1 walk as a team with 2 RBI’s apiece by David Wright and Willie Harris.

Bobby Parnell blew up in the 8th inning throwing a wild pitch, making an error on a throw to home, and allowing a 2-run homer to Troy Tulowitzki. It was a complete disaster of an inning and Parnell was boo’d off the mound after the inning. His ERA is an awful 8.31 now and he just can’t get it done in the 8th (or any other) inning right now.

Box score

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Preview: Rockies at Mets April 11, 2011

Colorado Rockies (6-2) at New York Mets (4-5)  7:10pm

Jason Hammel (1-0 7.20) vs. Mike Pelfrey (0-1 15.63)

TV: SNY   Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Rockies come to town for a four game series after taking three of four in Pittsburgh. They’re playing some good baseball after signing CarGo and Troy Tulowitzki to big contracts this offseason. Hammel’s first start against the Dodgers wasn’t very good (5 IP, 4 runs) but he did get a win.

Pelfrey has been struggling badly in his first two starts. He needs to turn things around quickly or the Mets will be in trouble with Johan Santana out until mid-season. The Mets have lost four of their last five games and need a win and a good start from Pelfrey tonight badly.

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Preview: Rockies at Mets August 12, 2010

Colorado Rockies (59-54) at New York Mets (56-57) 12:10 pm

Jason Hammel (8-6 4.38) vs Johan Santana (9-6 3.06)

TV: SNY  Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Mets and Rockies play the rubber game this afternoon. Hammel has been hit pretty hard recently giving up 11 runs in his last three starts. Santana recovered from a bad stretch in his last start against Philly throwing 7.1 shutout innings. Let’s hope he can keep it going.

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Rockies 6 – Mets 2 August 11, 2010

New York Mets relief pitcher Hisanori Takahashi pitches to the Atlanta Braves in the fifth inning of their MLB National League baseball game in New York April 23, 2010. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

This game was a real killer. Jon Niese pitched another great game going 7 strong innings allowing only 1 run. He was cruising and didn’t give up a run until a sac fly in the seventh. Niese had 7 strikeouts and no walks. It was an excellent game.

The Mets had no offense again with 3 hits and 1 walk. The only runs were on an Angel Pagan home run in the first inning. They only had 2 baserunners in the last 8 innings of the game. David Wright was 0 for 4 with 4 strikeouts and mostly against Jeff Francis a lefty.

The game was completely blown up with 2 outs in the eighth inning. Hisanori Takahashi gave up a hit and a walk. Then Manny Acosta gave up 3 hits and 2 walks without getting an out including a grand slam to Melvin Mora. It was beyond ugly.

The Mets and Rockies will play the rubber game of the series early tomorrow at noon.

Box score

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