DENVER – The Mets return to game action after a snowout to split a doubleheader in the Mile High City.
The Mets beat the Rockies 5-1 in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Coors Field on Saturday, on the back of a solid 5.1 inning from Carlos Carrasco and an early blast from offense. The Mets matched their season-high three-game winning streak by taking the Twin Bills first game. But they lost badly after an unstable pitching performance after beating Colorado 11–3 in Game 2.
In his Coors field debut, Carrasco lowered his season ERA to 3.50 after his 87-pitch effort, which restricted the Rockies to one run on seven hits. The veteran right-handed batsman made a comeback from his previous outing when he allowed four earned runs for eight hits in 4.1 innings without a decision against the Mariners. Carrasco ran traffic on all basepaths except one innings on Saturday, but his ability to limit damage kept the Mets in the game.
Wright said he felt the effect of thin air during his outing. Coors Field is famously about a mile above sea level, which makes the air density significantly lower than other major league stadiums. Carrasco said that most of the pitches in his Arsenal were affected by high-altitude ballparks, so he was relieved when the results worked in his favor.
“It’s completely different and weird,” Carrasco said. “I was out of breath over there. I was taking my time between pitches.”
Mets manager Buck Showalter said he was trying to get Carrasco to slow down his pace between pitches to help him adjust to the wind. The captain and the rest of the Mets’ coaching staff warned their players about the challenges of fatigue at Coors Field prior to their arrival in Denver.
Trevor Williams, pitching on only three days’ rest, scored four earned runs at the start of his spot in Game 2. All four of Williams’ runs came on home runs from CJ Cron in the first innings and two by Brian Cervan in the first innings. another. Rockies catcher Cervan knocked out Williams and the next man from the Mets bullpen at Adonis Medina, who was badly fumbled in his fourth relief appearance of the year.
Medina surrendered five earned runs on six hits in just 1.1 innings in the sixth innings of seven, which broke the game for the Rockies. Chesson Shreve, to the relief of Medina, failed to provide much of it. Shreve allowed two more runs off three hits and eventually collected two outs and ended the messy innings.
The Mets offense, after collecting 11 hits in an extra-innings win against the Cardinals on Thursday, abandoned it after their Friday snowfall in Denver. Kickstarted by Starling Marte’s emotional first-innings home run, the Mets hitters scored 13 hits against three Colorado pitchers, including starting pitcher Germán Marquez in Game 1 of the doubleheader at the hitter-friendly ballpark. After a long day of baseball, the Mets didn’t create many offensive opportunities in Game 2.
The Mets (27-15) have played 19 double headers since the start of 2021. No other team has played more than 10 in that period. He has earned at least one split from all his 19 twin bills in the past two years. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the club’s streak of 19 consecutive doubleheads without a sweep is the longest in Mets history. Amazin currently leads the majors, playing five doubleheaders in the first quarter of the 2022 season.