By: Stache Staff

I Got Nothing: Rockies 3, Mets 1


I don’t even know where to begin.  Seriously, there are no words.  Call me Ishmael…

R.A. Dickey pitched another gem tonight, going 7 innings and allowing only 1 run.  As usual, the problem here was that the Mets offense only scored 1 run as well.  ONE RUN.  Against an MLB 30th-ranked Colorado Rockies pitching staff!  Words fail me.  I think I have to laugh to keep from crying LOL.  My heart breaks for R.A. Dickey, who is trying desperately to remain in Cy Young contention, and got undermined yet again by an offense that looks completely lost.

The Mets did manage to chase Rockies’ starter Alex White after only 4 innings.  I’m not quite sure why, but it happened.  Rex Brothers, who could be Chris Schwinden’s twin, only with better pitching genes, came out of nowhere and stymied the Mets to end up with the win.

The one run given up by Dickey was a blast by Tyler Colvin that ended up in the upper deck of right field. After going 13-1 in his first 19 starts, Dickey is 2-3 in his last seven. Oddly enough, his ERA has remained steady over that span, actually dropping one one-hundredth of a point from 2.83 to 2.82.

What struck me as odd was Andres Torres’ baserunning tonight.  In spots where he should have been trying to steal bases, he didn’t.  Even Gary said at one point: “Does Torres know they are down by two runs?”

The Mets appeared to be beginning an 8th inning rally, but Jordany Valdespin slid into 1st instead of running out the slow grounder, resulting in him being out, literally, by an inch.  Go Coors Light Freeze Cam!  I had to laugh at Bobby O’s comments on this play:

“If Valdespin wanted to get his uniform dirty he should have rubbed dirt on himself in the on-deck circle.”

Hahaha good old Bobby!

The one bright spot?  Dickey didn’t get hit with another loss.

Turning Point

This one is two-fold.  First, Josh Edgin’s botched glove flip to Ike Davis that put Jonathan Herrera in scoring position.  Second, the passed ball by Shoppach that gave the Rockies a 2-1 lead which they never relinquished.

Moment(s) of Note

David Wright and Ruben Tejada in an “anything you can do, I can do better” competition.  First, David made a beautiful stop and throw, followed later by Tejada’s barehanded catch (of a dirt-covered baseball no less) and dead-on throw to Ike Davis.

Mike Baxter, our little gentleman, made a tremendous sliding catch in right field, that he almost overshot by the way.

Ron and Keith railing on ESPN for their lousy choices in “Top 10” plays LOL.

Game Ball

The Kid from Queens, Mike Baxter, for his hustle on offense and his awesome sliding catch.

Next Game

Chris Young (3-6, 4.50 ERA) will take the mound tomorrow against Jhoulys Chacin (0-3, 7.30 ERA) in game 2 of this 4-game series between the Mets and Rockies.  First pitch at 7:10 pm EST.  The game can be seen on SNY and heard on WFAN660 AM. @MetsWFAN @dailystache @Meriwyn

Let’s go METS!!

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