Comeback Kids: Amed Rosario, New York Mets Rally Down 5, Beat Rockies (Highlights)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 02: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets celebrates with Jay Bruce #19 after scoring in the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 2, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Amed Rosario and the New York Mets were down 5-0 through the first three innings, but rallied for 10 unanswered runs to beat Colorado 10-5. 

Rookie Chris Flexen struggled again in his second career start, as he gave up five runs in the third inning to the Rockies. After an RBI single to Mark Reynolds, Gerardo Parra added two more with a double to give Colorado a 3-0 lead.

Subsequently, Carlos Gonzalez added a two run bomb to straight away center to put the Rockies on top 5-0.

However, the Mets would get a couple back in the top of the fourth inning. After Yoenis Cespedes brought home a run on a double play, Jay Bruce added to his underrated season with his 29th long ball of the year to cut the deficit to 5-2.

In the top of the fifth, rookie Amed Rosario drove in his first RBI with a triple down the line.

On a play that should have been a double, Rosario’s blazing speed allowed him to get to third on a fan interference call. Therefore, Travis d’Arnaud drove him in with a groundout, to cut the Rockies lead to just one.

In the top of the following frame, Asdrubal Cabrera had one of his three hits on the night, singling up the middle. He moved to second on a wild pitch. Then, Cespedes ripped a double to the left field wall to tie the game at five.

After Jay Bruce walked, Curtis Granderson would put a stamp on Tyler Chatwood’s night with a three run bomb to right center to give the Mets an 8-5 lead.

However, the Mets would not go down with two outs in the inning. D’arnaud and Reyes would each notch a single, to put two runners on for Michael Conforto. He would then line a base hit up the middle to add another run, making it 9-5.

An RBI double by Asdrubal Cabrera would make it 10-5, and they would not look back. The Mets would bat around, plating six, lacing seven hits in the inning, and winning 10-5.

Amen to Amed

Rosario started the comeback in the fifth inning, hitting a triple down the line. The ball ended up in the stands, and by the time Gerardo Parra would have picked up that ball, most hitters would have been at second base. Rosario’s speed landed him at third. That was crucial in getting the Mets back in this game.

He even looked more comfortable in the field tonight, getting to balls a little quicker than last night. It is great for this organization to see a spark of young blood.

Underrated Bruce

Jay Bruce may be the most underrated player in all of Baseball this season in terms of the production that he is putting up, and the amount that people are recognizing what he is doing. He notched his 29th home-run of the season, just five behind the major league lead, led by Aaron Judge.

Michael Conforto was deserving of an All-Star selection, but Jay Bruce was even more. In a season filled with darkness for the New York Mets, Bruce is providing a light that can’t be unnoticed.

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Conforto’s leadoff prowess

Speaking of Michael Conforto, he had yet another two hits and an RBI tonight, bringing up his average to .295. For three-quarters of a season at the leadoff spot, Michael Conforto has 21 homers and 56 runs driven in. That is amazing for a leadoff batter.

He has proved that his slumps from last season are behind him, and he will be a mainstay with this organization for years to come.

What’s Next?

The Mets will look to salvage the final game of this three game series when Rafael Montero squares off against German Marquez. Game time is 3:10 p.m. ET.

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