Found August 08, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Dillon Gee followed Matt Harvey's first career shutout with an impressive outing of his own, helping the New York Mets beat Colorado 2-1 Thursday and sending the Rockies home after matching the worst road trip in team history. Gee (8-8) scattered eight hits without yielding a walk in 7 2-3 innings to win for the first time since July 14. He allowed Corey Dickerson's homer leading off the fourth inning. Rookie Wilmer Flores had an RBI groundout and Anthony Recker a sacrifice fly off spot starter Jeff Manship as the Mets completed their first three-game sweep over the Rockies since 2008 at Shea Stadium. Manship (0-1) was called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs for the start because right-hander Tyler Chatwood experienced inflammation in his right elbow after a bullpen session Tuesday. Chatwood was throwing to test a tight hamstring that forced Colorado to push back his start two days to Thursday. Now he's headed to the DL, the latest blow for the sinking Rockies. Colorado was 1 1/2 games out of first place in the NL West on July 2 but are 11-21 since to fade from the playoff race. The Rockies lost nine of 10 games on their trip. That matches a 1-9 trip, from June 22 to July 1, 2007, for futility on the road. Gee gave up consecutive singles to start the game but Colorado let him off the hook when D.J. LeMahieu was tagged out trying to advance on Corey Dickerson's fly ball to right fielder Marlon Byrd. With a runner on third base, Michael Cuddyer grounded out to second. Dickerson led off the fourth with his second homer of the year, a drive into the bullpens in right-center. Cuddyer followed with a single but was caught stealing. The rest was easy for Gee. He was pulled to a nice ovation in the eighth after yielding a single to LeMahieu. Scott Rice relieved and walked pinch-hitter Troy Tulowitzki. David Aardsma then got Cuddyer to fly out to left field. Filling in for injured closer Bobby Parnell, LaTroy Hawkins was perfect in the ninth for his second save. Manship arrived in New York from Colorado Springs about 5 a.m. and was on a big league mound for the first time in a year 7 hours later. Making his first major league start since May 1, 2010, for Minnesota, he appeared to tire in the fourth, when the Mets went ahead 2-1. Daniel Murphy and Marlon Byrd singled to start it off and Ike Davis walked to load the bases with none out. That brought up Flores, who had a three-run double in the eighth inning Wednesday night. This time, with a 1-2 count, Flores flung his bat at a low and outside pitch, sending a slow roller to shortstop. Jonathan Herrera charged and made a quick throw across his body to just nab Flores at first, but a run scored to tie it at 1. Recker followed with a fly to medium center field. Byrd scored easily when Dickerson's throw was way up the third base line. A batter after Omar Quintanilla was intentionally walked, Gee had a two-out single, but Ike Davis froze off third and was tagged near home plate for the third out. Manship lasted one more inning. He gave up two runs, four hits and three walks. NOTES: Mets RHP Matt Harvey said he was fine about 12 hours after being hit on the knee by a line drive with two outs in the ninth inning of his first career shutout. Harvey said he had no swelling or discomfort in the knee. ... To make room on the 40-man roster for Manship, the Rockies recalled lefty Christian Friedrich from Colorado Springs and placed him on the 60-day disabled list with lower back inflammation.
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