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.