The National League West better take note of the Colorado Rockies, who are now 10-2 (7-1 road) following their doubleheader sweep on Thursday afternoon. The Rockies took the second game of the doubleheader, 9-4, to complete the four-game series sweep.
Troy Tulowitzki was once again the cog that makes the Colorado Rockies' offense run. He hit his seventh home run of the season and his fourth in this series alone. For the complete series, Tulowitzki went 10-for-16 with four home runs and eight RBI.
Perhaps the most amazing things from this game was Jonathan Herrera's three-run home run in the sixth inning, just the second of his career. Waiting by the dugout, Tulowitzki couldn't help but smile, while Taylor Buchholz, the former Rockies who allowed the home run, looked on in disbelief.
That sixth inning was all kinds of good for the Rockies. Entering the inning down 4-2, Troy Tulowitzki led off the inning with his home run to make it a one-run game. Two singles and a walk later, Jorge De La Rosa reached on a fielder's choice that scored Todd Helton. Dexter Fowler hit his second RBI single of the game to put the Rockies in the lead. And to top everything off, Herrera hit his home run to right field. In the top of the ninth, Ty Wigginton added an RBI single.
Starter Jorge De La Rosa allowed all four runs (two in the second, two in the fourth) in 6 2/3 innings, waled four and struck out seven to pick up the win. The bullpen of Matt Reynolds, Rafael Betancourt and Felipe Paulino held the Mets hitless over the remaining 2 1/3 innings of the game, Paulio striking out two.
This was the first four-game sweep at the hands of an opponent for the Mets at home since 2004.
The first-place Rockies return to Coors Field on Friday to kick off a three-game set with the Chicago Cubs.