Originally written on MetsOnline  |  Last updated 10/19/14
The New York Mets (11-9) were absolutely crushed by the Colorado Rockies (10-9) by the score of 18 to 9 at Coors Field in Denver last night. Chris Schwinden, taking Mike Pelfrey’s spot in the rotation, made his first big league start of the season. I don’t mean to be a downer here, but I expected Schwinden to be terrible and he was terrible. In his starts last season with the Mets he was so bad, and he was not very good at big league Spring Training either. Manny Acosta has not been able to duplicate his 2011 season in the slightest. In fact, he allowed seven earned runs on five hits in just 1/3 of an inning. His ERA is now 9.31. Miguel Batista pitched two run-less outs and Tim Byrdak did as well. However, Ramon Ramirez allowed three earned runs (one unearned) on four hits in 1 2/3 innings pitched, and Bobby Parnell allowed a run on three hits (on a homer) in 2/3 of an inning pitched. So basically the Mets pitchers allowed 16 earned runs on top of the two unearned runs. What was weird about last night’s loss was that the Mets hitters were killing it out there. Coors Field is a complete hitter’s park, just ask David Wright. But, still, Ruben Tejada went 4-for-6 with two runs scored, raising his batting average up to .274. Scott Hairston was absolutely amazing. He hit for the cycle last night, hitting a single, a double, a triple, and a homerun. Hairston drove in four of the Mets’ runs and scored three of them. The most random people always hit for the cycle for the Mets. Remember Eric Valent? How often do I say Mike Nickeas hit well? I never say that. But, Nickeas had two much needed singles, going 2-for-2 and raising his batting average to .188. Mets prospect Zach Lutz had his first big league hit tonight, going 1-for-5. OK… The hitting was good. But, have you ever heard the saying pitching and defense wins games? The Mets pitched terribly and they fielded equally terribly. Zach Lutz, Daniel Murphy, Mike Nickeas, Chris Schwinden, Ruben Tejada, and Josh Thole all had errors tonight. The team committed a grand total of SIX ERRORS. SIX ERRORS + 18 RUNS ALLOWED + HAIRSTON’S CYCLE + A GRAND SLAM + FOUR HITS FROM RUBEN TEJADA = A VERY WEIRD NIGHT.

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