Davis Drives In Game Winner; Mets Top Rockies In 11
The New York Mets did something at Coors Field on Sunday that they hadn’t done all season – score a run while Johan Santana was in the game. But the Mets missed an opportunity to get their ace his first win. They did find a way to win, thanks to Ike Davis’ RBI single in the 11th.
New York scored three times in the first off of 49-year-old Jamie Moyer, breaking a streak of 18 consecutive innings without scoring a run for Santana, who threw six innings of two hit ball, and exited the game with a 4-0 lead.
But after Jon Rauch loaded the bases with a hit and two walks, Tim Byrdak served up a game tying, pinch-hit to Todd Helton to knot the game at 4-4.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis had three of New York’s 18 hits, including a go-ahead RBI double in the tenth, giving the Mets a 5-4 lead. Carlos Gonzalez pulled Colorado (10-11) even once again, jacking a solo home run off Frank Francisco, who blew his first save.
Francisco (1-1) picked up his first win though, with Davis’s go-ahead hit in the 11th (his 3rd of the day), and a perfect bottom half from Ramon Ramirez, who got his first save.
Ruben Tejada smacked three more hits on Sunday, giving him ten for the series, as he raised his average to .310 – the Mets (13-9) battered Rockies’ pitching for 48 hits in the three games, recovering from Friday night’s debacle to win the next two.
New York travels to Houston to begin a series with Astros (8-14) on Monday night.