Walker, 3 Relievers team up with 6 strikers when the Mets beat Rocks 2-0
DENVER – The New York Mets have a fast-paced mentality for one very good reason: “Nobody cares about the past,” explained short-stop Francisco Lindar. “We have to do it today.”
This is a trait that serves them well.
Lindar interrupted the game without points when there was one in the sixth inning, Taijuan Walker and three revelers combined six strikers, and the Mats extended their rebound series after losing 2-0 to the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
The Mets missed the second game of the double header on Saturday, leading to victory in their best-in-franchise 14th game in a row after losing. Taking two of the three, New York also captured its 11th win of the series this season.
“It’s a pretty steady mental team,” Mets manager Buck Shawolter said. “They don’t fall into the sky that is falling. … They don’t live in that world. I hope it will continue like this. “
It was a bad day on the plate for the Rockies, which for the first time since August 31, 2020 were closed at Cors Field vs. San Diego.
Walker (2-0) was the big reason for all those zeros posted on the scoreboard. He completely controlled seven stellar innings, scoring five shots and crossing out six. Adam Ottavino, Joelie Rodriguez and Edwin Diaz finished it. Diaz made Brian Serven fly out and pick up a save № 10.
“I just know what pitches work here,” Walker said.
Basically, its curve, fastball and splitter. Just don’t read that he has a 2.03 ERA at Coors Field for five starts. He doesn’t like to serve here.
“I don’t think anyone is doing it,” he said.
The Mets gave Walker all the support he needed in the six. Brandon Nima calculated a single that went through the legs of right fielder Randall Grichuk, allowing Nima to move into third place. Linder leveled the score with a single, and after a soft double by Jeff McNeil, Pete Alonso brought another run on the ground.
“It’s definitely haunting us,” Rocky Mountain Manager Bad Black said of the mistake.
Austin Gomber (2-4) turned into his longest outing of the season, throwing in seven effective innings. He allowed two runs, seven strokes and knocked out two.
“Today was more about moving fastball – that was the key to its game today,” Black said.
The Rocky Mountain Crime Fight has collected only six singles from Metz. They dropped to 19-21 after a tumultuous start.
“We had a couple of opportunities at the end of the game,” Black said. “Impossible to capitalize.”
Rocky Mountains: RHP Peter Lambert (inflammation of the right forearm) was due to begin rehabilitation on Sunday with Triple-A Albuquerque. … RHP Jose Ureña dropped a bullpen session Saturday in Arizona when the Rockies increased his stride to make it his starting point. Colorado led Urenia to a lower-league deal after he was released by Milwaukee.
Lack of Cory
Shawolter said third base coach Joey Cora should leave for family reasons. In the ninth he was not.
“We don’t know a lot of details,” Shawolter said. “He had to go, and he left.”
Universal infielder Luis Giorme had two strokes when he started from third in the Mets. He also made a sensational stop in the seventh to complete the half. Manager Buck Shawolter appreciated Guillermo’s ability to play in everything.
Catch his future?
“He’s looking at me all the time with those eager eyes to catch,” Shawolter said. “It’s not easy to do what he does. It’s hard to find those guys. They are valuable. It’s just irregular. “
Cameras caught Rodriguez relaxing in a chair by the pond behind the center wall of the field early in the game. The sunny and mild day was quite changeable than two days ago when a snowstorm hit the area.
Mets: Left-hander David Peterson (1-0, 1.89 ERA) kicks off Monday in San Francisco, and right-hander Max Scherzer is on the injured list due to oblique strain.
Rockies: Right-hander Chad Cool (3-2, 3.86) faces his former team when the Rockies open a three-game series in Pittsburgh on Monday. In 2013, he was selected in the ninth round of the Pirates.