Filed Under (Daily Recap) by Pete Barrett at 7:25 PM on 05-12-2011
The New York Mets (17-20) beat the Colorado Rockies (19-16) by a score of 9-5 .
W: Jon Niese (2-4) 6.1IP, 7H, 5ER, 2BB, 2SO, 2 HR
L: Ubaldo Jimenez (0-3) 3.2IP, 3H, 5ER, 6BB, 3SO, 1HR
After dropping the series opener in Colorado, the Mets took the rubber game today to win their second consecutive series.
Carlos Beltran becomes the 8th Met all-time to homer three times in a game. He hit two run homers in the 1st, 7th and 9th. Willie Harris scored on all three times. Today marked the first time in Beltran’s career to hit three homers in a game, he joins Jose Reyes as the only other active Met to accomplish such a feat while playing for the Mets.
On the day Ike Davis was placed on the 15 day DL, Carlos Beltran, with three homers and six RBI’s, surpassed him in both homer runs and RBI’s to take the team lead with 8HRs and 24 RBI’s.
David Wright got the day off, but Jose Reyes went 1 for 5 including a two out RBI single.
Although it was not a save situation Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez came in and pitched a 1-2-3 9th inning.
The Mets now head to Houston for a three game set against the Astros. If the Mets sweep the series they will reach the .500 mark.