Colorado Rockies Dominated By Matt Harvey, New York Mets Blast Bullpen Again In 4-0 Loss
By Bobby DeMuro
Aug 11, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher B. Logan (48) reacts after walking New York Mets right fielder C. Granderson (3) with the bases loaded during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
The Colorado Rockies and New York Mets met again for the second game of their four-game set on Tuesday night at NYC’s Citi Field.
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The Colorado Rockies never figured out Matt Harvey, and bad bullpen work put a formerly 1-0 game completely out of reach, as the Rox lost to the New York Mets 4-0 on Wednesday night at Citi Field in New York City.
After each pitcher — Chris Rusin for the Rockies and Matt Harvey for the Mets — throwing up zeros until the sixth inning, the Mets finally got on board in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI single off the bat of Ruben Tejada.
That was the only run the Mets would get off Rusin, who was in full on bend-but-don’t-break mode tonight, throwing his six frames while allowing eight hits and a walk with five strikeouts, taking a tough luck loss on the road because the Rockies were held scoreless by Harvey.
Harvey, opposing Rusin, was masterful. He threw eight innings, giving up no runs and just four hits and no walks, while striking out four Rockies. He threw 66 of his 97 pitches in the eight innings for strikes, utterly dominating the Rox as they searched for something — anything! — to back up Rusin’s strong start.
The game could’ve continued 1-0 and given the Rockies a chance to win on something weird in the ninth inning against the Mets’ bullpen, but before Colorado could even get there, John Axford and Boone Logan split the eighth… and it went exactly how we all expected it to go.
Axford got two outs, but allowed a hit and two walks to load the bases. Boone Logan promptly unloaded them, giving up two hits of his own after walking in a run — the second straight day Logan has messed up a relief situation with runners on base — and the Mets went up 4-0 by the end of the inning.
Deflated, the Rockies couldn’t muster anything on Eric O’Flaherty in the top of the ninth inning, losing 4-0 and dropping the second in a row now halfway through their series with the Mets.
The two teams meet again on Wednesday night at Citi Field for the third game of the series, with Jorge De La Rosa going for the Rockies in the 5:10 pm MT game.