The Mets bats took most of the first eight innings off Monday night but then they exploded in the ninth for a come from behind win over the Rockies.
The Mets jumped out to the lead in the first. Kirk Nieuwenhuis walked and came home on a Lucas Duda double.
The Rockies got the run back in the top of the second when Michael Cuddyer led off with a home run to tie the game.
DJ LaMahieu doubled to lead off the seventh inning. Jonathon Niese got the next two outs on ground outs to short and then he was pulled from the game. Buddy Carlyle came in and got a strikeout to end the inning.
So Niese took a no decision. He went 6.2 innings, allowing one run on eight hits, striking out seven and walking only one.
Vic Black, in his first game back from the disabled list, allowed a home run to the first batter he faced, Nolan Arenado, to give the Rockies a 2-1 lead.
Old pal LaTroy Hawkins came on for the Rockies in the ninth. Travis d’Arnaud led off with a double. Forgotten man Eric Young pinch ran for him. Curtis Granderson tripled into the right field gap to tie the game at two. Wilmer Flores then hit a fly ball to short center. Granderson tried to tag up anyway. The throw was off line and the Mets win a nice one, 3-2.