It’s just what the Mets needed after Friday’s debacle — a nice quiet win over the Rockies.
Both teams picked up where they left off the night before — the Rockies scored a run in the first inning with help from an error by the Mets, this one when Josh Thole threw a ball into center field trying to throw out a base stealer.
Lucas Duda made up for it in the top of the second when he smoked one to right field for a two-run homer and the 2-1 lead. Duda’s four homers leads the team.
The Mets made it 3-1 on a double by David Wright in the third inning.
But Dillon Gee (left) gave it all back in the fourth — the Rockies scored three runs, one on a Todd Helton double and one on the first major league hit by Rockies pitcher Guillermo Moscoso, as the Rockies took a 4-3 lead. Overall, Gee pitched relatively well, lasting seven innings and giving up four runs, three earned.
Wright struck again in the fifth, singling to right to tie the game at four. Wright was three-for-four in the game and is now hitting .385 on the season. Duda followed that with a two-run single to make it 6-4. Duda had four RBIs and leads the team with 13.
Fortunately the Mets picked up an insurance run in the ninth on a wild pitch because once again Frank Francisco was a bit shaky in relief. With two outs he allowed a solo home run and a triple before getting Jason Giambi to fly out to center to his fifth save.
Elsewhere, Daniel Murphy and Ruben Tejada each had three hits; Tejada also had four hits on Friday. And struggling Ike Davis was dropped to seventh in the lineup. He looked better, managing a hit and driving one ball to left-center that was tracked down on a pretty good catch.
The Mets win 7-5 as Gee evens his record at 2-2.