Colorado Rockies’ Jon Gray Dominant, But The Bullpen Blows It (Again) In 4-2 Loss
Aug 10, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher J. Gray (55) pitches in the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
The Colorado Rockies and New York Mets faced off Monday night in the first of four baseball games at New York’s Citi Field.
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Jon Gray was dominant — allowing just one hit and one run in six innings of work — but the bullpen blew the lead with a bad seventh inning, and except for a two-run home run from Carlos Gonzalez the Colorado Rockies couldn’t muster much offense, losing 4-2 on Monday night to the New York Mets at Citi Field.
The Mets got on board first with a solo home run from Travis d’Arnaud in the bottom of the second inning off Jon Gray, though it would end up being the only hit Gray allowed in his masterful six innings of work.
The Rockies would take back a lead in the top of the fourth when Carlos Gonzalez slugged a home run off Jon Niese to give Colorado a 2-1 lead.
For Gray, at least, that was all the club needed — although Gray would only go six innings and 75 pitches due to the Rockies wanting to limit Gray’s innings in just his second full professional season. In this game, Gray went six innings and allowed one run on one hit with just two walks allowed, while striking out five Mets on his 75 pitches of work (48 strikes).
It would all fall apart, though, in the bottom of the seventh. Justin Miller came on first, and while he got two outs, he also gave up a hit and two walks before being lifted in favor of Boone Logan with the bases loaded and the Rockies clinging to a one-run lead.
Logan promptly hit Curtis Granderson with a pitch to bring in a run and tie the game, and then allowed a two-run single to give the Mets a 4-2 lead.
That was all she wrote for the Rox, as they went down quietly in both the eighth and ninth innings to lose the first game of this series. The last 17 Rockies of the game were retired in order after CarGo’s home run.
The Rockies and Mets will face off again on Tuesday evening from New York City, the second of their four-game series at Citi Field.