Carlos Beltran had the Colorado Rockies' number today when he drove in six on three two-run homers in a 9-5 New York Mets victory. The loss drops the Rockies out of first place in the NL West for the first time since April 6.
After a lengthy rain delay of two hours, Ubaldo Jimenez finally took the mound, but it wasn't long until he left the game. Still not looking like the pitcher everyone expects him to be, Jimenez allowed five runs in 3.2 innings on three hits and six walks. The one home run he allowed was a two-run shot by Carlos Beltran in the first inning. He allowed the other three runs on a Jose Thole sac fly and a Jose Reyes two-run single in the fourth inning.
Beltran then homered off of Franklin Morales in the seventh inning, again with Willie Harris on base. Beltran did it again in the ninth inning with, you guessed it, Willie Harris on base. His first and last home runs were from the left side of the plate and the seventh inning shot came from the right side.
The Rockies came within two runs of tying the game in the seventh inning, but the team failed with runners in scoring position once again. Jonathan Herrera and Todd Helton hit their second and fourth home runs, respectively, of the season. Alfredo Amezaga and Seth Smith used a single and a double to drive in three in the seventh inning.
The Rockies start a three-game series with the San Diego Padres on Friday, their first matchup of the season.
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