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Rockies beat up on Mets again to complete sweep

Jul 5, 2007 - 5:23 AM DENVER (Ticker) -- Todd Helton, Garrett Atkins and the rest of the Colorado Rockies will be sad to see the New York Mets leave town.

Helton and Atkins had five RBI each and every starter scored at least one run in the Rockies' 17-7 rout over the Mets on Wednesday night.

Atkins went 4-for-5 with a home run and Brad Hawpe and Troy Tulowitzki also homer as the Rockies raked New York's pitching for a season-high total in runs and tying a season high in hits with 20.

"It's nice, it was a total team effort," Atkins said. "It seemed like everyone had a couple hits tonight and we had several good innings and any time you do that you feel good about how you're swinging the bat."

Colorado became the first team to ever sweep a series from both the Mets and New York Yankees in a season.

The Rockies, who banged out 18 hits and 11 runs in beating New York on Tuesday, were even more effective against the shaky Mets' pitching one night later.

"We were barreling the ball pretty good tonight," Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said. "When your four and five hitters get 10 RBI, we were on base all night tonight."

"We didn't play well, that's the bottom line," Mets manager Willie Randolph said. "We got outplayed here. They're a talented young team trying to turn things around and they took advantage of us. This was a giveaway game."

With Colorado trailing, 3-0, after one inning, Atkins led off the second with a single and Hawpe followed with his 14th home run to cut the lead to 3-2.

The Rockies tied it in the third when Cory Sullivan led off with a single and stole second. Mets starter Orlando Hernandez (4-4) then retired Kazuo Matsui on a strikeout before uncorking a wild pitch that moved Sullivan to third base with one out.

Following a walk to Matt Holliday, Helton hit a sacrifice fly to right field to score Sullivan and tie the game at 3-3.

Everything unraveled for the Mets in the fourth when an unusually wild Hernandez helped the Rockies' cause.

After a leadoff double by Yorvit Torrealba, pitcher Josh Fogg sacrificed him to third before Sullivan walked. After retiring Matsui on a groundout, Hernandez retired Matsui before walking Holliday and Helton to force in a run.

Atkins followed with a grounder to shortstop Jose Reyes, but an ill-advised throw went into the Rockies' dugout and scored two more runs to give Colorado a 6-3 lead.

The Rockies added six more runs in the fifth off Guillermo Mota, who got only two outs and gave up home runs to Tulowitzki and Atkins.

"We're heading in the right direction," Tulowitzki said. "We can compete with anybody, we've proven that, and we need to continue it and keep winning games."

Fogg (4-6) pitched six innings and allowed five runs and eight hits while walking one and striking out three.

"You don't want to give up three in the first but it seems like yesterday was the same way," Fogg said. "I gave up a couple in the first and the offense scored all those runs in each inning from the second through the sixth. It's nice pitching with a 10-3 lead in the sixth inning."

Mets third baseman David Wright gave New York a 3-0 lead in the first inning with his 15th home run.






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    Mets vs. RockiesJul 20 3:02 AM


  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    NY METS 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 7 13 1
    COLORADO 0 2 1 3 6 3 2 0 x 17 20 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: NYM - ORLANDO HERNANDEZ, GUILLERMO MOTA (5TH), AARON SELE (5TH),
    PEDRO FELICIANO (6TH), SCOTT SCHOENEWEIS (7TH), AARON HEILMAN
    (8TH) AND PAUL LO DUCA
    COL - JOSH FO

    Jul 4 11:41 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY CARLOS DELGADO SCORED CARLOS BELTRAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R GOTAY ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 7
    COLORADO 17 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: J VALENTIN (.259, 1-FOR-4)

    Mets vs. RockiesJul 4 11:40 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY MATT HOLLIDAY SCORED JEFF BAKER.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M HOLLIDAY ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 6
    COLORADO 17 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: T BUCHHOLZ (.125, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Mets vs. RockiesJul 4 11:06 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY KAZ MATSUI SCORED YORVIT TORREALBA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K MATSUI ON FIRST, J BAKER ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 6
    COLORADO 16 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: M HOLLIDAY (.353, 2-FOR-2, 3 BB)

    Mets vs. RockiesJul 4 11:04 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DAVID WRIGHT SCORED PAUL LO DUCA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D WRIGHT ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 6
    COLORADO 15 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: C DELGADO (.233, 1-FOR-3)

    Mets vs. RockiesJul 4 10:51 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY GARRETT ATKINS SCORED CORY SULLIVAN AND MATT
    HOLLIDAY.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, G ATKINS ON SECOND, T HELTON ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 5
    COLORADO 15 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: B HAWPE (.297, 1-FOR-2, 2 BB, HR, 2 RBI)

    Mets vs. RockiesJul 4 10:39 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO TODD HELTON SCORED JOSH FOGG.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T HELTON ON FIRST, M HOLLIDAY ON SECOND, C
    SULLIVAN ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 5
    COLORADO 13 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: G ATKINS (.258, 3-FOR-3, BB, HR, 3 RBI)

    Mets vs. RockiesJul 4 10:37 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY RICKY LEDEE SCORED JOSE VALENTIN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S GREEN ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 5
    COLORADO 12 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: J REYES (.313, 0-FOR-3)

    Mets vs. RockiesJul 4 10:26 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY GARRETT ATKINS (13) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 5TH OFF GUILLERMO MOTA SCORED TODD HELTON.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 4, COLORADO 12
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: B HAWPE (.297, 1-FOR-2, BB, HR, 2 RBI)

    Mets vs. RockiesJul 4 10:11 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY TODD HELTON SCORED KAZ MATSUI AND MATT HOLLIDAY.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, T HELTON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 4
    COLORADO 10 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: G ATKINS (.256, 2-FOR-2, BB, RBI)

    Mets vs. RockiesJul 4 10:08 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KAZ MATSUI SCORED YORVIT TORREALBA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, K MATSUI ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 4
    COLORADO 8 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: M HOLLIDAY (.351, 1-FOR-1, 2 BB)

    Mets vs. RockiesJul 4 10:02 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY TROY TULOWITZKI (9) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF GUILLERMO MOTA.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 4, COLORADO 7
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: Y TORREALBA (.246, 1-FOR-2)

    Mets vs. RockiesJul 4 9:51 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY CARLOS BELTRAN SCORED PAUL LO DUCA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 4
    COLORADO 6 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: D WRIGHT (.291, 1-FOR-2, HR, 3 RBI)

    Mets vs. RockiesJul 4 9:44 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GARRETT ATKINS SCORED CORY SULLIVAN. ERROR BY
    JOSE REYES ALLOWED MATT HOLLIDAY TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, G ATKINS ON SECOND, T HELTON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 3
    COLORADO 6 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: B HAWPE (.298, 1-FOR-1, BB, HR, 2 RBI)

    Mets vs. RockiesJul 4 9:36 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO TODD HELTON SCORED YORVIT TORREALBA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T HELTON ON FIRST, M HOLLIDAY ON SECOND, C
    SULLIVAN ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 3
    COLORADO 4 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: G ATKINS (.253, 1-FOR-1, BB)

    Mets vs. RockiesJul 4 9:33 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY TODD HELTON SCORED CORY SULLIVAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M HOLLIDAY ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 3
    COLORADO 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: G ATKINS (.253, 1-FOR-1)

    Mets vs. RockiesJul 4 9:02 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY BRAD HAWPE (14) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF ORLANDO HERNANDEZ SCORED GARRETT ATKINS.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 3, COLORADO 2
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: T TULOWITZKI (.280, 8 HR, 36 RBI)

    Mets vs. RockiesJul 4 8:39 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    NY METS 3 3 2 0
    COLORADO 0 0 1 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: NYM - ORLANDO HERNANDEZ
    COL - JOSH FOGG

    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: C SULLIVAN (.357, 0 HR, 1 RBI)
    K MATSUI (.316, 2 HR, 18 RBI)
    M HOLLIDAY (.349, 14 HR, 67 R

    Mets vs. RockiesJul 4 8:18 PM