Desmond homers twice as Rockies sweep Mets

Audrey Hill
May 7, 2018

Updates with new lead.

The veteran first baseman, stuck in a batting funk all spring, mashed two homers, including the game-winner in the eighth inning, to lift Colorado to a 3-2 win over the Mets at Citi Field.

With the Rockies 3-2 win against the Mets, they wrap up their nine game roadtrip with a 6-3 record.

Mickey Callaway is being proactive in his approach to trying to fix this problem, as detailed by Fred Kerber of the New York Post.

Desmond homered off Noah Syndergaard's 98 miles per hour fastball in the second. Freeland was solid in his latest effort, conceding three runs in six innings against the Cubs, and he was charged with the loss to drop his record to 1-4.

"We sat down and spoke about the welfare of the team continue, maybe not reacting from what's been going on these days", he explained. Chad Bettis pitched a gem, giving up six hits and zero earned runs in seven innings pitched. He struck out eight, walked one and retired 21 of the last 23 batters he faced.

So, after discussing it with deGrom on Sunday morning, they decided he would throw a long bullpen session on Tuesday and, if no issues arose, would come off the disabled list the first day he was eligible and would start Sunday.

Freeland continued Colorado's recent trend of terrific starting pitching.

Adam Ottavino walked Wilmer Flores and gave up a hit to Adrian Gonzalez in the ninth before striking out pinch-hitter Tomas Nido for his first save.

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Colorado improves to 19-15 on the season as well as 5-2 in road game series.

The 25-year-old righty has not won a start since April 9 at Miami and is tied for the NL lead with five no-decisions.

10-3 in Syndergaard's last 13 Sunday starts.

The Mets are 1-4 in Wheeler's last five games when he pitches the opener of a new series but are 4-1 in his last five starts overall. Cespedes said after the game that he had discomfort in his quadriceps, a red flag given his injury history.

I am taking the Mets in this matchup. "I took myself out before something severe could happen".

Gerardo Parra had two hits and drew a bases-loaded walk for the Rockies, who also received two hits from David Dahl.

The Mets took a 2-0 in the first on an RBI single from Asdrubal Cabrera and Todd Frazier's sacrifice fly. The move is retroactive to May 3.

"We're feeding off each other big time", Freeland said.

Ian Desmond #20 of the Colorado Rockies connects on a solo home run in the eighth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on May 6, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The second-year left-hander has looked good in two straight starts, and he is carrying a 4.24 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP in 34 innings of work.

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