Entering Wednesday night's contest with the New York Mets, the Colorado Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki had eight hits, four of which went for home runs. By the end of the Rockies' 5-4 victory over the Mets on Wednesday, Tulowitzki had 11 hits on the season, five of which went for home runs. Tulowitzki's fifth homer of the season was a three-run shot in the fifth inning, putting the Rockies up, 4-3, at that point.
Ryan Spilborghs added his first home run of the season in the sixth inning to give the Rockies a 5-3 lead. An Angel Pagan sacrifice fly in the seventh inning brought the game to its final score, 5-4.
Rockies starter Esmil Rogers wasn't able to repeat his first start, which he threw 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball. Still, Rogers was able to make it through 5 2/3 innings, leaving with the 5-3 lead. In the sixth inning, Rogers appeared to be unable to complete a smooth delivery and finished his outing with four walks and just two strikeouts. He allowed those three runs on a Carlos Beltran RBI double in the first inning, a wild pitch in the second inning and a Daniel Murphy RBI double in the fourth inning.
Matt Reynolds, Felipe Paulino, Matt Lindstrom and Huston Street finished the game for the Rockies, the latter picking up his sixth save of the season.
Todd Helton hit his first double of the season in the second inning... Jonathan Herrera has four stolen bases after stealing second and third in the seventh inning... Mets starter Jon Niese allowed all five runs and left after the sixth inning... The Rockies are on a four-game winning streak and are 8-2 on the season... The Rockies and the Mets will conclude the four-game series with a doubleheader on Thursday. Greg Reynolds will start the first game and Jorge De La Rosa will start the second game. The Mets will have R.A. Dickey and Chris Capuano on the mound.