The New York Mets were defeated by the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Monday night. They couldn’t win in a pitcher’s duel at Coors Field. The bats were quiet as the Mets fell to 15-20 on the season.

 

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The Scoop:

Chris Capuano faced off against Jhoulys Chacin in the opener of a three-game set. Capuano pitched his second consecutive solid outing tonight, allowing only a run each in the 5th and 7th inning. He held the potent Rockies middle of the order to one hit in nine at-bats. The major plus for Capuano was his ability to stay away from the big inning. The run in the 5th scored on a single, while the run in the 7th was a solo home run. He handed it over to the bullpen which pitched a perfect 1 1/3 innings to give the Mets ample chance to win the game.

Unfortunately, the Mets offense was dead. They mustered together five hits in total tonight and scored their sole run on a fielder’s choice (error). Down 2-1 in the top of the 9th, Willie Harris led off with a single to put the tying run on base. Thereafter, Jose Reyes flied out to the left fielder. With one out and Daniel Murphy up at the plate, Harris got thrown out trying to steal second base to kill any potential rally. Murphy then grounded out to end the game.

The Positives:

Pitching: Chris Capuano pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four. Taylor Buchholz came on to pitch a perfect inning and then Tim Byrdak pitched 1/3 of an inning. They performance on the mound gave the Mets enough opportunity to win this game.

The Negatives:

Left On Base: This killed the Mets tonight as they left sixteen runners on base. Specifically, Josh Thole grounded out with runners on first and second as well as with the bases loaded and two out in the top of the 2nd and 4th, respectively. He has been quite a disappointment this season.

Interesting Facts:

  • The Mets drew six walks tonight.

What’s Next?: The New York Mets look to get their bats going in tomorrow night’s game against the Colorado Rockies. Game Time 8:40 PM on SNY.

NYM Mike Pelfrey (2-3) 6.06 ERA vs. COL Jason Hammel (3-1) 2.63 ERA