Mets starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey had the key hit of the game in the fourth inning when he drove in two on a double, giving the Mets a 4-2 lead at the time. He would leave after 6.2 innings, having allowed three runs on three solo home runs. His bullpen issued one walk and no hits over the last 2.1 innings.
Troy Tulowitzki (9) and Seth Smith (3) hit back-to-back home runs in the second inning to tie the game at two, while Carlos Gonzalez (3) had his solo home run in the sixth inning to put the score at 4-3. Todd Helton had two hits as well. The Rockies didn't have many chances with runners in scoring positions as a result, going 0-for-1 in the night. Dexter Fowler left the game after he fouled a ball of his leg in the seventh inning.
Jason Hammel ran into early trouble when he started the game off a with a Jose Reyes double. A single and a walk then loaded the bases for Ike Davis, who unleashed a single to center to score two runs. After the Pelfrey two-run double, Hammel stayed in the game through the seventh inning. He finished with seven innings pitched, four runs allowed on seven hits and two walks and five strikeouts.
There was a rain delay in the seventh inning that last for over 50 minutes, but that didn't help change the game in favor of the Rockies. The Mets lost Ike Davis in the fifth with a strained left calf after he ran into David Wright on a pop fly in front of home plate.
The Rockies (19-15) finish this series on Wednesday afternoon with an afternoon game at 1:10 p.m. MT. Ubaldo Jimenez and Jon Niese will pitch.
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