New York Mets defeat Colorado Rockies 2-1

Aug 8, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee (35) pitches against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Right handed pitcher and the New York Mets defeated the Colorado Rockies 2-1 today.

Dillon Gee held the Rockies to just one run over 7 2/3 innings in today’s victory. Gee fanned three batters without issuing a single walk on just 87 pitches through nearly eight innings of work in today’s outing.

The 27 year old right hander will carry a 3.82 ERA into his next start against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

LaTroy Hawkins tallied his second save of the week Thursday after pitching a clean ninth frame. He retired Norlan Arenando on a pop out and got both Todd Helton and Yorvit Terrealba  out via groundouts. Hawks is serving as the Mets fill-in closer while Bobby Parnell recovers from his neck injury.

Colorado Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson hit his second home run of the season today, the solo shot came off of Dillon Gee in the fourth inning, which would be Colorado’s only run of the game.

Dickerson is batting .290/.343/.452 in 27 games this season for the Rockies and should get more playing time with All-Star Carlos Gonzalez out with a finger injury.

Jeff Manship gave up two earned runs in five innings today, pitching fairly well but Colorado’s bullpen was even better. The Rockies offense only managed to get one run off of this Mets pitching staff.

Manship will more than likely be sent back down to Triple-A.

Wilmer Flores and Anthony Recker picked up the two runs for the Mets today.

Wilmer Flores grounded out to short stop Jonathan Herrera as Marlon Byrd and Ike Davis advanced to second and third, allowing Davis to come in to score.

Anthony Recker hit a sacrifice fly that would plate Byrd during the next at bat, eventually being the final run of the game.

Topics: Colorado Rockies, Corey Dickerson, Dillon Gee, Jeff Manship, LaTroy Hawkins, New York Mets

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