If only the Mets played all of their games in the thin air of Denver — we’d never complain about the offense ever again. The Mets completed a three-sweep of the Rockies on Sunday, a series in which they scored 33 runs.
Once again the Mets struck early and often — Curtis Granderson led off the game with a walk and scored on a Daniel Murphy double.
The second inning was a comedy of errors for the Rockies. Wilmer Flores led off the inning by being hit by a pitch. Conforto singled to move Flores to third. The throw from Carlos Gonzalez got past everybody so Conforto was able to advance to second. David Hale threw a wild pitch to score Flores and move Conforto to third. Hale then threw another wild pitch to plate Conforto to make it 3-0. Hale would throw another wild pitch in the inning, but no more runs would cross the plate.
Daniel Murphy singled to lead off the third inning. He went to second on yet another wild pitch by Hale. He scored on a two-out Flores single to extend the lead to 4-0. Conforto singled to move Flores to third and then Anthony Recker doubled to score Murphy to make it 5-0.
Meantime, Logan Verrett, making the controversial start for Matt Harvey, was absolutely Harvian. He went eight innings, allowing just a Carlos Gonzalez solo home run in the fourth. He allowed four hits, one walk and struck out eight. Despite the fine performance, he is likely headed back to the minors to make room for David Wright on Monday. But he’ll be back to help out in September.
Mets win 5-0 to maintain their five-game lead in the National League East.
Verrett is staying with the Mets. The team announced Sunday night Dario Alvarez will be sent down to make room for Wright.