Gee’s 6 scoreless innings lead Mets past Rockies
DENVER — The New York Mets have never been swept in a four-game array during Coors Field. They avoided that disastrous story Sunday by violence a Colorado Rockies 5-1, interjection in vast partial to right-hander Dillon Gee, who pitched 6 scoreless innings.
Gee worked into a seventh, a acquire change for a Mets, whose starters had worked during slightest 5 innings in 26 games before entrance here though total to representation only 13 innings in a initial 3 games of this series.
Gee extended his scoreless aria to a career-high 16 innings and pitched during slightest 6 innings for a 23rd time in his past 24 starts.
“Considering a starters had pitched so good and had so most difficulty here, for him to go out there and go 6 gave a bullpen a small bit of a break,” Mets third baseman David Wright said. “And anytime we can reason that lineup in this ballpark to no runs over six, you’re doing something right.”
Gee left after giving uninterrupted singles to catcher Mike McKenry and core fielder Corey Dickerson to start a seventh. Carlos Torres got second baseman DJ LeMahieu to belligerent out, relocating adult a runners, and struck out splash hitter Drew Stubbs. Left-hander Scott Rice afterwards late right fielder Charlie Blackmon on a fly to brief center.
The Rockies entered a diversion with an 11-4 record during Coors Field where they were averaging 7.8 runs per game. They went hitless in 6 at-bats with runners in scoring position opposite Gee, who is 3-1 with an 0.67 ERA in his final 4 starts.
Gee was asked either this is as good as he has pitched all year, deliberation a lineup he faced.
“Results-wise we theory so,” he said. “But we unequivocally felt better. we consider I’ve had improved things than we had today. It’s like that play we locate behind my back. You got to have things like that occur for an tour like this, really.”
Gee, who pronounced he is never in good defensive position when he delivers a pitch, was referring to a play that finished a second when he reached behind him to trap a tough bouncer strike by LeMahieu.
One of a 6 hits Gee authorised was fourth-inning double to third baseman Nolan Arenado. The strike extended his attack aria to 24 games, 3 brief of Michael Cuddyer’s franchise-record 27-game aria final season. Arenado flied out any of his other dual at-bats opposite Gee.
“He doesn’t repress we with stuff,” Arenado said, “but it roughly seems like a approach he throws a representation up, it looks like a good representation to strike though it’s not a good representation to pitch at. Then we tainted it adult or cocktail it up.”
Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin done his 2014 entrance after pang a right shoulder aria in open training and understandably was not sharp. He gave adult 4 runs in 5 innings on 8 hits and 4 walks, one intentional.
“It’s never easy here” Chacin said. “You have to chuck strikes, keep a round down and make them strike a groundball. That’s my game. Today, we didn’t get a lot of belligerent balls. Today wasn’t my diversion and wasn’t my day.”
Chacin gave adult back-to-back two-out doubles in a fourth to Juan Lagares and David Murphy that gave a Mets a 4-0 lead. They scored twice in third on doubles by Wright and Chris Young.
Chacin released 3 walks, one conscious in a inning, though transient some-more difficulty when he got catcher Travis d’Arnaud to belligerent into an inning-ending double play.
Legares and Murphy led off a diversion with singles, and Lagares scored on a one-out singular by right fielder Curtis Granderson.
The Mets done it 5-0 in a seventh when Tommy Kahnle walked Young with one out, and initial baseman Lucas Duda followed with a run-scoring double in a opening in left-center.
The Rockies avoided being shutout for a initial time this deteriorate when initial baseman Justin Morneau led off a ninth with a home run, his seventh of a season, opposite Jeurys Familia.
Gee avoided any critical trouble. He walked No. 8 hitter LeMahieu with one out in a fifth and gave adult a singular to splash hitter Brandon Barnes. But Blackmon grounded into a fielder’s choice, and Gee stranded runners during initial and third by removing shortstop Charlie Culberson to belligerent out.
Gee gave adult a one-out double in a initial to Culberson though got left fielder Carlos Gonzalez to belligerent out and Arenado to fly out.
Gee has thrown back-to-back scoreless starts for a initial time in his career and gave a Mets a much-needed tour as they headed toward Miami, a final stop on their three-city highway trip, where a Marlins are 14-5 during home.
“We’re happy to take a one and get out of here,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “We can’t demeanour back. We’re personification a Marlins who have a best home record in round so we got a large charge forward only a subsequent 3 days.”
NOTES: Rockies RHP Jhoulys Chacin (right shoulder strain) was activated and a register mark was non-stop by fixation C Wilin Rosario on a 15-day infirm list retroactive to Saturday with a viral infection that has turn an emanate for a Rockies. Two days ago, INF Josh Rutledge went on a infirm list with a same ailment. … Mets LF Eric Young Jr. was scratched from a lineup after pang a weird injury. Lucas Duda was attack in a indoor enclosure when a round strike a screen, ricocheted and struck Young next a right eye. He was taken to a sanatorium for a CAT indicate on his left cheekbone that valid disastrous and is listed day-to-day with a left cheekbone contusion. … Mets CF Juan Lagares transposed Young in a lineup and singled in a initial to extend his attack aria to a career-high 13 games. … Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki was given a scheduled day off. … Rockies C McKenry done his 2014 debut, one day after being removed from Triple-A Colorado Springs.