The Colorado Rockies enter their Tuesday game with the New York Mets having taken a 2-1 game on Monday night, basically a result of catcher Chris Iannetta's bat and arm. His double eventually led him to score on a Dexter Fowler single and he broke a 1-1 tie with a home run. He threw out a runner at second base in the top of the ninth. But the rest of the team continued its hitting failures.
Maybe the hitters will have better luck with the Mets putting Mike Pelfrey on the mound. In his April 11 start against the Rockies, which was against Jason Hammel (tonight's starter), Pelfrey saw four runs score on six hits and four walks in 5.2 innings. His ERA stood at 10.80 after that start, but he's brought that to 6.06 after four more starts. On May 5, he kept the Giants to two runs in 7.2 innings on the way to a 5-2 victory. He struck out five.
In that same April 11 game, Hammel allowed four runs in six innings, but just two were earned. Since that start, Hammel hasn't given up more than three runs in any of his four starts and in his last three games he's allowed a combined two runs. On May 5, he was in line for the win after he threw seven scoreless innings, but then Huston Street allowed two home runs in the bottom of the ninth, blowing the game (the Rockies lost in 11 innings on a Justin Upton bloop RBI single).
First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. MT and the game can be seen on ROOT Sports.