The Rockies rallied from an early two-run deficit to claim a 3-2 victory Sunday over the Mets and a sweep of the three-game series. The Mets have now lost six games in a row.
Noah Syndergaard wasn’t sharp and keeping with his preference to look for a reason to pull starters rather than a reason to keep them in the game, manager Mickey Callaway removed Syndergaard after six innings and 95 pitches.
Callaway played the matchup game in the 7th inning and Jerry Blevins and AJ Ramos kept the game tied 2-2. But then Callaway turned to Hansel Robles in a tie game in the 8th inning. I know you’ll be shocked – shocked! – to hear that Robles gave up a homer. In his last 47.2 IP in the majors, Robles has surrendered 13 HR.
Here’s a free tip for our matchup crazy manager – Robles is better against LHB than RHB. Righty Ian Desmond, who earlier homered off Syndergaard, hit an opposite field homer off Robles for the game winner. After the homer, Robles retired three lefties.
The Mets staged a two-out rally in the bottom of the ninth, putting two runners on base, but Tomas Nido struck out looking to end the game.