ATTENDANCE: Tonight's sellout crowd of 42,207 is the sixth sellout of the season...The Mets had seven sellouts in 2015, the most in a single-season in Citi Field history.
SERIES NOTES: The Rockies are 6-0 vs. the Mets this year after New York went 7-0 vs. Colorado in 2015...The Mets entered this year with an 11-game winning streak vs. the Rockies.
METSCELLANEOUS: The Mets have lost four in a row and five of their last six...The four-game losing streak matches a season-high...It's the fourth time this season the Mets have lost four consecutive games, last occurring from June 26-29...New York is now 6-9 since the All-Star break...The Mets are 1-8 in their last nine home games dating to July 8 and are 27-25 at Citi Field this season.
OFFENSE: The Mets have scored 40 runs since the All-Star break, the fewest in the majors...New York has scored four runs over its last 29.0 innings.
YOENIS CÉSPEDES: Left tonight's game as a precaution.
WILMER FLORES: Drove in the game's first run with his RBI single in the first inning and now has 14 RBI this month...The 14 RBI match the most in a month in Flores' career...He also drove in 14 in May, 2015.
JUSTIN RUGGIANO: Was signed today by New York and made the start in centerfield in tonight's game...His last game in centerfield came on May 25, 2015 at Tampa Bay (while playing for Seattle).
BARTOLO COLÓN: Worked 5.0 innings and allowed five runs, earned, and suffered his sixth loss of the season...Struck out four and walked one...Was the sixth start of his career on three-days rest and first since 2005...Was his fifth career start versus Colorado...Is 2-2 with a 9.36 ERA (26 earned runs/25.0 innings) in those five career starts.
RECENT ROCKIES: The Rockies are 12-4 since the All-Star break, the best record in the majors since the break and have won five consecutive games to match their longest winning streak of the season...Colorado has won nine of its last 10 games and has reached the .500 mark at 52-52 with one game remaining in July...The last time the Rockies were .500 or better after 104 games was in 2010 (54-50)..This month, the Rockies are 14-11 and will finish with a better than .500 record in the month of July for the first time since 2009 when they went 15-11 in the month.
ROCKIES QUALITY STARTS: Tonight's quality start by Jorge De La Rosa was the 19th this month by Colorado pitching, matching a franchise high for a single month...The only other time they've recorded 19 quality starts in a single month in team history was June, 2009.
ROCKIES' SACRIFICE FLIES: Colorado had two sacrifice flies in the top of the seventh inning...It is the 19th time in franchise history that the Rockies have hit two sacrifice flies in the same inning...The last time it occurred was May 7, 2014 in the top of the fourth inning at Texas.
JORGE DE LA ROSA: Tossed 6.0 innings and allowed two runs, earned, and earned his seventh win of the season...Struck out four and walked two...Was the 100th win of his career...He is the fifth pitcher born in Mexico to reach the 100-win plateau...The other four are Fernando Valenzuela (173 wins), Esteban Loaiza (126 wins), Yovani Gallardo (105 wins) and Ismael Valdez (104 wins)...Was his eighth quality start of the season and his seventh since rejoining the rotation on June 14...Over his last nine starts since June 14, De La Rosa is 5-3 with a 3.54 ERA (21 earned runs/53.1 innings).
DAVID DAHL: Connected on a two-run homer in the fourth that put the Rockies ahead...Was his second career home run...Has hit safely in each of his first six major league games since being called up on Monday, July 25...Is batting .348 (8-23) with two home runs, three RBI and four runs scored.
CARLOS GONZALEZ: Had a double in the fourth inning to extend his hitting streak to a season high 12 games...The 12-game streak is his longest since a 21-game hitting streak from September 23, 2015-April 16, 2016...Is batting .333 (14-42) during the run...The 12-game streak is tied for the second-longest by a Rockies player this season (Nolan Arenado had a 12-game hitting streak from June 18-29)...The longest hitting streak by a Rockies player this season is 14 games, accomplished by Charlie Blackmon from July 5-22.
TREVOR STORY: Left tonight's game with a jammed left thumb...X-rays were negative.
METS SIGN OUTFIELDER JUSTIN RUGGIANO/PLACE JOSE REYES ON THE DL
FLUSHING, N.Y., July 30, 2016 – The New York Mets today announced that the club has signed outfielder Justin Ruggiano to a major league contract. Ruggiano will be in uniform tonight, wear #1 and is active for tonight’s game versus the Rockies. To make room on the active roster, the Mets have placed infielder Jose Reyes on the 15-Day Disabled List with a left oblique strain, retroactive to July 27. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Mets have transferred righthanded pitcher Matt Harvey to the 60-Day Disabled List.
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After years of @metspolice and I railing against, making fun of, and inquiring about these fees main stream media finally get on board and notice what fans have been asking about these "convenience fees"
From the NY POST Funny thing about such forced “convenience fees.” They’re ostensibly charged for fans’ convenience, although they’re never broadly explained, let alone detailed. After all, when did it become an inconvenience to sell us tickets?
Now, if the Mets temporarily have waived those convenience fees, they’re selling the tickets at someone’s inconvenience, right?
And if it’s somehow at fans’ inconvenience, I write on behalf of all of them in telling the Mets that fans gladly will suffer — for the rest of their sports consumer lives — such inconvenience.
Otherwise, those “convenience” charges are pure price-gouging. So from now on, just give fans the option: Would they like to pay convenience charges or prefer to be inconvenienced by no charges?
SERIES NOTES: With tonight's loss, the Mets have lost their second home series to the Cardinals since 2006...The Mets also went 1-2 versus the Cardinals in 2013...New York is now 18-12 all-time versus the Cardinals at Citi Field.
METSCELLANEOUS: New York is now 6-6 since the All-Star break and are 10-6 in their last 16 home games...New York is 27-22 at Citi Field this season...With tonight's loss, the Mets are now 48-1 when leading after eight innings this season.
METS HOME RUNS: New York has now hit 131 home runs this year and 33 home runs in 22 games this month...The Mets entered the day tied for the third-most home runs in the National League this season and tied for the third-most homers in the majors this month...New York has hit 27 homers in their last 14 home games.
YOENIS CÉSPEDES: Connected on his 22nd home run of the season with a two-run homer in the seventh inning that gave the Mets the lead...Was his first home run since July 5, a span of 40 at-bats...The go-ahead homer was his fifth of the season...10 of his 22 home runs this season have either given the Mets the lead or tied the game...Is batting .379 (25-66) with six doubles, six home runs, 13 RBI and 13 runs scored in his last 19 games at Citi Field...In 17 games this month, Céspedes is batting .333 (20-60) with three home runs and 12 RBI.
LOGAN VERRETT: Tossed a season-high 7.0 innings and allowed three runs, earned in a no-decision....Struck out a season-high seven and walked three...Is 0-0 with a 3.44 ERA (seven earned runs/18.1 innings) in his three starts since the All-Star break...Struck out 14 and walked five in that stretch.
JEURYS FAMILIA: Allowed two runs in 1.0 inning of work to suffer his first blown save of the season...The blown save ended a streak of 52 consecutive converted save opportunities in the regular season dating to August 1, 2015, the third-longest streak in major league history...Familia's 36 consecutive saves to open this season are a franchise record...His 14 converted saves in his last 14 games prior to tonight are also a franchise record.
ADDISON REED: Pitched 1.0 scoreless inning and struck out one...Has allowed five earned runs over his last 35.2 innings (1.26 ERA) since May 1...Reed now has 24 holds this season, two behind Aaron Heilman's franchise-record of 26, which he accomplished in 2006....In his last 16 games (17.1 innings pitched) dating to June 21, Reed has struck out 24 and walked one.
NEIL WALKER: Reached base four times and finished the game 3-3 with three singles...It is Walker's fourth game this year with three or more hits and his first since he collected three hits on June 24 at Atlanta.
CARDINALS COMEBACK: Tonight was the Cardinals' 26th come-from-behind win of the season...Tonight's victory was also the second time the Cardinals have won when trailing after eight innings (they were previously 1-41).
ST. LOUIS ON THE ROAD: With tonight's win, the Cardinals improved to 29-17 on the road and continue to own the best road winning percentage in the major leagues (.630).
KOLTEN WONG: Had the game-winning hit with a pinch-hit double in the ninth inning...Is now 5-12 as a pinch hitter this season...Was his first RBI as a pinch-hitter this season.
SEUNG HWAN OH: Converted his sixth save of the season after pitching a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout...Oh has not allowed a run in any of his 22 appearances on the road this season (23.0 innings pitched)...Struck out 30 and walked six in his 22 road games.
CARDINALS HOME RUN STREAK: St. Louis did not homer in tonight's win, seeing its 17-game streak with at least one home run come to an end (July 6-26)...The 17-game streak was the longest streak since they homered in a franchise-record 19 consecutive games from July 1-23, 2006 and is tied with the Texas Rangers' 17-games streak for the third-longest streak in the majors this season.
ADAM WAINWRIGHT: Pitched 6.2 innings and allowed four runs, earned, in a no-decision...Struck out four and walked one while giving up a season-high tying 11 hits...Surrendered a home run to Yoenis Céspedes in the seventh inning, the first home run he allowed since May 28 to Washington's Ryan Zimmerman, a span of 66.2 innings...Entering tonight's start, Wainwright's 60.2 innings without allowing a home run was the longest homerless streak in the majors this season...The four runs allowed are the most he's given up in a start this month...Entered tonight's start having not allowed more than two runs in any of his four July starts...His 0.93 ERA in the month of July entering tonight led the major leagues this month.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
CARDINALS 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 7 0 6
METS 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 12 0 7
Winning Pitcher: Jonathan Broxton (3-2)
Losing Pitcher: Jeurys Familia (2-2)
Save: Seung Hwan Oh (6)
HOME RUN NOTES:
Mets: Céspedes (22, 7th inning off Wainwright, 1 on, 2 out).
Time: 3:07 Attendance: 37,851
Upcoming Pitching vs. Colorado
Thurs., July 28 LHP Tyler Anderson (3-3, 3.56) vs. RHP Jacob deGrom (6-5, 2.73) 1:10 p.m. (SNY, MLBN, WOR 710 AM, ESPN 1050 AM)
Fri. July 29 RHP Tyler Chatwood (9-6, 3.65) vs. LHP Steven Matz (8-6, 3.36) 7:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, ESPN 1050 AM)
Sat., July 30 LHP Jorge De La Rosa (6-7, 5.70) vs. RHP Bartolo Colón (9-5, 3.35) 7:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, ESPN 1050 AM)
Sun., July 31 RHP Chad Bettis (9-6, 5.19) vs. RHP Noah Syndergaard (9-5, 2.45) 1:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, ESPN 1050 AM)
The Rockland Boulders were playing the New Jersey Jackals when one of the players ran from their dugout to the Boulders dugout before the first pitch in the 9th. This is something I have never seen before. The Boulders pitcher didn't even see what happened.