August 11, 2015: Harvey Leads Shutout of Rockies
|Date: August 11, 2015|
|Mets starter: Matt Harvey|
|Winning pitcher: Matt Harvey|
|Key player(s): Matt Harvey, Ruben Tejada, Juan Lagares|
|Key play: Tejada's single, Lagares's two-run double|
Harvey yielded only three singles from the first inning to the fifth. Meanwhile, the Mets left six runners on base and did not score against Rockies' starter Chris Rusin in the bottom halves. Matt set down the side in order in the top of the sixth. Michael Cuddyer got a one-out single in the bottom of the inning. Wilmer Flores lined out to center fielder Charlie Blackmon and a single by Travis d'Arnaud ensued. Ruben Tejada singled to drive home Cuddyer for a 1-0 Mets lead. Rusin then struck out Harvey to end the inning.
Harvey gave up just a double to Ben Paulsen in the top of the seventh. Colorado reliever Rafael Betancourt hurled a perfect bottom half and Matt set down all three batters in the top of the eighth. Cuddyer singled against the Rockies' John Axford with one out in the bottom of the inning. Flores was retired on a line drive to right fielder Carlos Gonzalez. With d'Arnaud at bat, Cuddyer stole second base and went to third on catcher Nick Hundley's throwing error. D'Arnaud drew a walk and Tejada walked to load the bases. Against Colorado's Boone Logan, pinch-hitter Curtis Granderson drew a walk to force home Cuddyer. Juan Lagares hit a double that plated d'Arnaud and Tejada with the Mets' third and fourth runs of the game. Daniel Murphy followed with a single on which Lagares was struck by the ball for the inning's third out.
Mets' reliever Eric O'Flaherty retired Blackmon on a ground ball to second baseman Flores to begin the top of the ninth. Jose Reyes doubled and advanced to third base on Gonzalez's ground out to Flores. O'Flaherty then got Nolan Arenado to fly out to left fielder Yoenis Cespedes and bring the game to an end. The Mets had a shutout victory.