The Colorado Rockies went for the four game sweep against the New York Mets on Sunday afternoon. Jhoulys Chacin made his season debut on the mound. Unfortunately for the Rockies Chacin struggled and the bats went to sleep, with but a Justin Morneau home run keeping the team from getting shut out.
Dillon Gee pitched masterfully for the Mets, the New York bullpen held on, and the Rockies fell 5-1. Other than the lines of the starting pitchers, here are the moments that tell you the story of the loss at Coors Field Sunday.
Mets hitters comfortable against Chacin
Whatever the cause, the rust of his first start back or anything else, the Mets hitters were comfortable against Chacin, hitting him hard in key moments.
Nolan Arenado extends hitting streak to 24
We know by now that the Mets won the game handily, so let’s focus on a couple positives for individual players. First of all, Arenado extended his hitting streak to 24 games with this double.
Justin Morneau stays hot
I have been really interested in the progression of Morneau’s offense so far this season. His batting average has been high from day one, but the power did not come right away. It was almost as if he needed to get his footing as a singles hitter first, as a guy who used the big part of the field, before he could cut loose on some power swings again.
Lately his power has been on full display, and it was once again as he cracked a home run on Sunday afternoon.