Rafael Montero got the first win of his major league career Wednesday night as the Mets swept the Rockies out of Citi Field.
The Mets got on the board in the second when Dilson Herrera walked and on an Eric Young triple.
Rafael Montero did not allow a hit until there were two outs in the fifth, and it was opposing pitcher Tyler Matzek who broke up the no-hitter with a double.
The Mets blew an opportunity in the fifth. Young led off with a single. Montero sacrificed, but the Rockies botched the play and Montero was safe at first. Juan Lagares struck out for the first out. Young tried to steal third but left too soon and was picked off. Wilmer Flores then popped up to bring the disappointing inning to an end.
The Rockies had their own disappointment in the sixth. Drew Stubbs led off the with a double off the wall in right-center. Justin Morneau singled on a ball that just got by Flores to move Stubbs to third. Montero struck out Nolan Arenado for the first out. And that was all for Montero after 106 pitches. Dario Alvarez came in for his second major league appearance. Corey Dickerson hit a little nubber out in front of the plate and was thrown out at second for out number two. Carlos Torres was called upon with runners on second and third to get Michael McKenry. And he did so, getting McKenry to pop out on the first pitch to end the threat.
Rafael Montero went 5.1 innings, allowing no runs on three hits. He struck out seven but he did walk four batters.
The Mets loaded the bases with two walks and a single by Young, his third hit on the night, with one out in the seventh. Lagares hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run to give the Mets a 2-0 lead.
After Torres and Jeurys Familia kept the Rockies off the board, it was Jenrry Mejia in the ninth, hoping to make up for his poor performance the previous night. This time he pitched a perfect inning for his 25th save of the season.
Mets win 2-0, their fourth straight win and their seventh victory in their last eight games. Hey, they are just four games under .500!