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) 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.

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