Max Scherzer pitched superbly and got his very first win at Coors Field as the Mets beat the Rockies, 5-2, on Friday night.
Here are the takeaways…
– Mets lost no time at all to get on the scoreboard. After Brandon Nimmo led off with a walk, Francisco Lindor introduced one over the right-field wall to put the Mets up 2-0. It’s just the 11th first-inning run of the season, and the 2nd straight video game they scored in the very first.
Lindor would drive in the Mets’ 3rd run with a single that scored Nimmo — who struck a triple for the 2nd straight video game — in the 5th inning. Lindor would get his 4th RBI on a sac fly in the ninth to rating Nimmo who struck another triple to leadoff the inning.
Lindor ended up 2-for-4 with 4 of the Mets’ 5 runs. Nimmo ended up 2-for-2 with 3 strolls and 2 triples. It’s the very first time Nimmo struck 2 triples in a single video game.
– Entering Friday, Scherzer had 6 starts at Coors Field and was 0-3 with a 6.39 age and a 1.613 WHIP. He quit 6 crowning achievement amount to in those starts. It’s the greatest age at any ballpark where he’s had at least 2 starts. Scherzer bucked those patterns with his finest start of the season.
Scherzer went a season-high 7 innings while starting out a season-high 8 batters. The just imperfection on Scherzer’s journal was a Ryan McMahon solo shot in the 2nd inning. In the seventh inning, Scherzer entered into some problem by permitting guys to reach 2nd and 3rd without any one out, however the Mets ace got Ezequiel Tovar to fly out and end the inning.
Scherzer’s last line: 7 IP (102 pitches/74 strikes), 6 hits, one run, 8 strikeouts. He reduced his season age from 4.01 to 3.54.
– Brett Baty would get the Mets’ 4th run of the video game in the 5th inning. Baty drove a 93 miles per hour fastball on the lower part of the zone to the opposite field for a single to rating Lindor and chase Rockies starter Connor Seabold. Baty ended up 2-for-4 with a strikeout. Over his last 7 video games, Baty has actually struck 7-for-25 with a crowning achievement and 4 RBI.
Francisco Alvarez got a single and went 1-for-3 to extend his striking streak to 6 video games. Over his last 7 video games, Alvarez is 9-for-23 with 3 crowning achievement and 7 RBI.
Daniel Vogelbach went 0-for-4 however did have actually 2 songs taken by 2nd baseman Alan Trejo on diving plays. Mark Vientos did have a pinch-hit chance in the ninth, however grounded out.
– David Robertson came in for the 8th, making his very first look given that Sunday. After quiting a leadoff solo homer to Charlie Blackmon, Robertson settled the Rockies down.
Brooks Raley came out for the ninth and strolled 2 of the 3 players he dealt with, which differs from the left-hander. The strolls forced supervisor Buck Showalter to generate Adam Ottavino. Ottavino got a groundball to Eduardo Escobar, in for protective purposed for Baty, who booted it permitting all the runners to be safe, however bad baserunning by the Rockies cost them an out at 2nd base. Ottavino set out Mike Moustakas to end the video game.
The Mets continue their three-game series versus the Rockies on Saturday at 9:10 p.m.
Justin Verlander (2-2, 3.60 PERIOD) will be on the mound for the Mets and he’ll take on RHP Chase Anderson (0-0, 1.15 PERIOD).