The Colorado Rockies are down, 2-0, after three innings of play on a dreary Thursday night in Flushing, NY. While it is not raining there currently, it's not exactly baseball weathers. Nor is it the score the Rockies would have hoped for early in the game.
Mets starter Jon Niese has held the Rockies to two hits on 44 pitches. He has struck out four batters while walking only one. Troy Tulowitzki and Todd Helton have singles, with Chris Iannetta drawing the walk. Carlos Gonzalez has two of Niese's four strikeouts.
The Mets scored their first run of the game in the bottom of the first after a Daniel Murphy walk that led to a Carlos Beltran double off the walk two batters later. In the second inning, Esmil Rogers allowed a leadoff single to Angel Pagan, who moved to second base on a Willie Harris walk. Pitcher Jon Niese sacrificed to advance the runners to second and third. And then a wild pitch scored Pagan before Jose Reyes lined out to second baseman Jonathan Herrera.
The Mets threatened in the third inning when Esmil Rogers walked two batters and allowed a single to load the bases, all occurring with two outs on the board. However, a fly out to center field on a 3-2 pitch ended the inning.