The Rockies are sure glad to see the Mets leave town after getting swept in a three-game series, 5-1. David Hale had a bad start giving up five runs in the first three innings before retiring the final ten batters in a 6-inning outing. In the meantime, the hitters couldn’t solve Logan Verrett who was inserted as a spot starter out of the bullpen. It was supposed to be about a 50-pitch or five inning day at the office. Instead Colorado made this soft-tossing guy look like yet another Cy Young winner. Verrett went eight innings on 93 pitches with just one BB. CarGo provided the only run of the day with a straightaway shot into the rock garden.
Hale on the other hand, went six innings setting a club record with four wild pitches in the process. And he hit a batter for icing on the cake. But he did well to bounce back throwing perfect fourth, fifth, and sixth innings. New call ups, Simon Castro and Jairo Diaz tossed the last three innings on a combined two hits, no runs, and a walk.
Colorado continues to surge in the race for the first overall pick in 2016 draft with their loss today. They fly into Atlanta for a three=game set starting tomorrow evening at 5:10 MDT.