The one good thing about a losing streak is that it takes just one game to end it. The Rockies did just that in a 2-1 victory on Monday night against the New York Mets. It wasn't the prettiest of wins, but it will certainly be one the Rockies can build on.
Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta was the offensive pivot in this game. He led off the fifth inning with a double and then came around to score on a Dexter Fowler single. He then broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning with a solo homer (5) to left field. Then in the ninth, he had a key defensive play. Willie Harris led off the inning with an excuse-me swing that turned into a single to left field. After a Jose Reyes fly out, Harris attempted to steal second, but Iannetta gunned him down for the second out of the inning.
Huston Street, who has received grief for his recent performance, did pick up his 12th save with a solid inning, even with that barely-a-hit hit. Jhoulys Chacin allowed just two hits in six innings, but he labored his way to six walks and five strikeouts. Matt Belisle picked up his third win after recording the last two outs of the seventh inning. There was a play at the plate that inning that resulted in Daniel Murphy called out at home on a tag play, though the Mets would believe otherwise.
The Rockies (19-14) and the Mets continue this series on Tuesday night at 6:40 p.m. MT. Jason Hammel and Mike Pelfrey will be on the mound.