Carlos Beltran Blasts Three HRs, Mets Down Rockies, 9-5

-- See Amazin' Avenue for complete Mets discussion and analysis -- See Baseball Nation for all your big-league news

  • Live
10 Total Updates since May 8, 2011
  • Important 6
  • Updates 9
  • Articles 1
  • All Updates 10

Mets 9, Rockies 5: Carlos Beltran Blasts Three HRs, Drives In Six

The New York Mets had to wait over 24 hours to play the final game of their three-game series against the Colorado Rockies, but it was definitely worth the wait.  Playing without David Wright (rest) and Ike Davis (DL), the Mets beat the Rockies 9-5 behind one of the most impressive offensive outbursts in team history from Carlos Beltran.

Jon Niese wasn't great for New York, giving up five runs over 6.1 innings, but he was still able to earn his second victory of the season thanks to the bat of his right fielder.

Beltran provided all the offense the Mets would need, delivering two-run home runs in the first, seventh and ninth innings.  He becomes just the eighth player in franchise history to accomplish the feat, the first in five years and all eight have done it on the road.  It is the first time in Beltran's career he has had three home runs in a game.

Niese was pulled by Terry Collins on the seventh inning after giving up an RBI single to Alfredo Amezaga.  His line was closed when Mike O'Connor came in and gave up a two-run double.  O'Connor recorded the second out of the ining before Taylor Buchholz got Met killer Troy Tulowitzki to line out to left field.

Jason Isringhausen labored through 24 pitches, but was able to get through the eighth inning unscathed.  Francisco Rodriguez made quick work of Colorado in the ninth to help the Mets take the series.

The Mets are back in action Friday night against the Houston AstrosDillon Gee (2-0) will look to keep his record perfect against Bud Norris.


Final - 5.12.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Mets 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 2 9 6 0
Colorado Rockies 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 5 9 1
WP: Jon Niese (2 - 4)
LP: Ubaldo Jimenez (0 - 3)

Complete Coverage >



Continue

New York Mets Place Ike Davis On 15-Day DL

The New York Mets have placed first baseman Ike Davis on the 15-day disabled list with a left ankle sprain and bone bruise.  Davis rolled his ankle when he collided with David Wright during Tuesday's game against the Colorado Rockies.  The two were both going after a Troy Tulowitzki pop-up near the mound, a ball that Wright caught.

To take the place of Davis on the roster, the Mets have promoted OF Fernando Martinez from Triple-A Buffalo.  Once a prized prospect, the injury prone Martinez has already spent time on the DL this season.  The lefty has hit well since getting back on the field, homering in each of his last two games.

Daniel Murphy will now shift to first base, with Justin Turner getting more time at second.

Continue

Mets At Rockies: With A (Likely) Patched Together Lineup, Niese Needs To Be Strong

Even on a day in which a game is postponed, the New York Mets still found a way to get their name in the sports pages -- and yet again, there is some injury news to report. Ike Davis was flown to New York to have his sore right calf examined (he was seen wearing a protective boot after the game on Tuesday) and a text from Davis to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal said, "Calf fine ankle sore (sic) mri right now." Fernando Martinez is expected to fly to Colorado today, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNY, so it seems as if Davis will be put on the DL (though no official word has been released)-- but no matter what, it appears likely that he'll miss Thursday afternoon's game against the Colorado Rockies.

No matter Davis' health, the Mets will be playing with a sub-optimal lineup this afternoon against the Rockies. David Wright, who has been battling a cranky back, will probably get today off as he was slated to receive Wednesday off (plus Thursday, which was an off day). Daniel Murphy will probably play first, Justin Turner third and either Willie Harris or Chin-Lung Hu second base. Jon Niese, who has allowed more than two earned runs (which was three) once in his past four starts, will pitch for New York. He's 1-4 with a 4.71 ERA and 1.48 WHIP on the year. Against Colorado a month ago, he allowed five runs in six innings.

With the Mets' lineup possibly being constructed as mentioned previously, they will have a tough time scoring runs. Couple that with the fact that Ubaldo Jimenez is starting for the Rockies, and they'll need a near-flawless outing from Niese to stay in this game, a very tall task in Coors Field. Jimenez hasn't been nearly as dominating this season (and was on the DL once this year) -- 0-2, 5.88 ERA, 1.46 WHIP -- but his last start was his best, a six-inning one-run affair against the San Francisco Giants in which he struckout seven, but walked five. Walks have been the killer for him this season -- and if the Mets can make him throw strikes and convert on their baserunners, they would have a feasible chance of pulling this one out -- that is, unless Troy Tulowitzki goes bizerk against against them. Tulowitzki hit a homerun against New York on Tuesday -- and the Mets have to hope they didn't awaken him from his recent funk at the plate.


Current Series

4 game series vs Rockies @ Coors Field

Mon 05/09 WP: Matt Belisle (3 - 2)
SV: Huston Street
LP: Chris Capuano (2 - 4)
1 - 2 loss
Tue 05/10 WP: Mike Pelfrey (3 - 3)
SV: Francisco Rodriguez
LP: Jason Hammel (3 - 2)
4 - 3 win
Wed 05/11 Postponed

New York Mets
@ Colorado Rockies

Thursday, May 12, 2011, 3:10 PM EDT
Coors Field

Jon Niese vs Ubaldo Jimenez

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing in from left field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 45.

 

Complete Coverage >



Continue

Mets At Rockies: Mets Look To Break Rockies' Dominance

This season appears to be one of some serious streaks for the New York Mets. For the most part, once they win, they reel off a number of W's -- but once they lose, they seem to have trouble breaking the momentum. Tuesday night they'll look to snap a two-game slide, with a game on the road against the Colorado Rockies, who won last night's game dominated by pitching on a Chris Iannetta homerun. Colorado has won five consecutive games against New York.

Taking the mound this evening for the Mets will be Mike Pelfrey, who is 2-3 on the year and coming off one of his strongest starts of the season, albeit against a very weak San Francisco Giants lineup. While he has a 6.06 ERA and 1.71 WHIP, there has only been one start in his past five that he didn't go at least five innings. The key to tonight's start is using his sinker to induce groundballs as Coors Field can be very homer-happy.

Jason Hammel takes the hill for the Rockies. He's 3-1 with a 2.63 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season, but is 0-2 with a 6.91 ERA in his three career outings against the Mets. The Amazin's will get their chances as Hammel is not the most overpowering guy, but will have to break their cold streak over the past two games with runners in scoring position; they're just 1-for-16.


Current Series

Rockies lead the series 1-0

Mon 05/09 WP: Matt Belisle (3 - 2)
SV: Huston Street
LP: Chris Capuano (2 - 4)
1 - 2 loss

New York Mets
@ Colorado Rockies

Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 8:40 PM EDT
Coors Field

Mike Pelfrey vs Jason Hammel

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.

 

Complete Coverage >

Wed 05/11 3:10 PM EDT


Continue

Rockies 2, Mets 1: Iannetta's Homer Sinks New York

Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Chris Iannetta's solo homer in the seventh inning lifted the Colorado Rockies over the New York Mets, 2-1, in the opener of a three-game series.

Iannetta went 2-for-3 with two runs scored for the Rockies, who snapped a four-game skid. Dexter Fowler drove in the other run for the victors.

"It's good cause that's what you wanna do when you're out there," said Iannetta. "But over the course of the season you're going to have a bunch of different guys who carry the team."

Jhoulys Chacin pitched six solid innings, allowing one unearned run on two hits. He also walked six and struck out five. Matt Belisle (3-2) recorded the final two outs in the seventh to pick up the win.

Jason Bay drove in the lone run for the Mets, who have lost two in a row since a three-game winning streak.

Chris Capuano (2-4) allowed two runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings to suffer the loss.

"I'm just disappointed cause I felt like I gave that one away," said Capuano. "I was just making too many mental mistakes out there."

Both teams stranded the bases loaded in the early going. The Rockies loaded the bases with one out in the first inning. Todd Helton, though, grounded into a double play.

The Mets loaded the bases with two outs in the fourth. Josh Thole brought the threat to an end with a groundout.

Colorado broke a scoreless tie in the fifth. Iannetta led off with a double to left-center field, moved to third on a groundout and scored on Fowler's single to left.

But New York tied the game in the sixth. Carlos Beltran walked and Ike Davis singled to put men on the corners with one out. Bay then reached first on third baseman Ian Stewart's throwing error. Beltran scored on the play to make it 1-1. The Mets went on to load the bases, but Capuano struck out.

With one out in the seventh, Iannetta smacked Capuano's offering over the wall in left for a 2-1 lead.

Rafael Betancourt tossed a perfect eighth and Huston Street worked around a leadoff single in the ninth for his 12th save.


Final - 5.9.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Mets 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 0
Colorado Rockies 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 X 2 5 1
WP: Matt Belisle (3 - 2)
SV: Huston Street (12)
LP: Chris Capuano (2 - 4)

Complete Coverage >



Continue

Mets' Chris Young Tears Shoulder; Jenrry Mejia Needs Tommy John Surgery

New York Mets fans are used to disappointment by now -- so Monday night's injury news that cropped up again to two arms they expected to provide different forms of impact to their organization should come as no surprise. Chris Young has been diagnosed with a torn anterior capsule in his right shoulder -- the reason he was scratched two days ago against the Los Angeles Dodgers -- and a second opinion confirmed the need for Jenrry Mejia to have Tommy John surgery. This is a very similar injury to the one that limited Young to only four appearances last season.

While Young is expected to miss the remainder of the season, he is not sure whether he will have surgery; and assistant general manager John Ricco said it's "essentially" the same injury that Johan Santana had, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNY. Young's injury woes have been well documented so the Mets signed him to a deal with a base salary of $1.1 million this offseason with incentives that kicked in based on starts an innings pitched. He made four starts this year for a total of 24 innings, while allowing just 12 hits and striking out 22.

Dillon Gee will now be the long-term replacement for Young in the Mets' rotation.

Mejia, on the other hand, was not expected to contribute at the major league level until late this season, but had really begun to develop his secondary offerings at Triple-A this season. Mets officials were extremely pleased with how his pitches were progressing. Mejia was 1-2 with a 2.86 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 21 strikeouts in 28 innings pitched.


W-L ERA WHIP K BB
2011 - Chris Young 1-0 1.88 0.96 22 11


Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.