After a painful 1-9 three-city swing, the Colorado Rockies swept the New York Mets with an exciting 17-7 punctuation Wednesday, outscoring the opposition 34-12 on 47 hits for the series.
Todd Helton and Garrett Atkins both nailed a season-high five RBIs as the Rockies pounded out 20 hits in a lineup swinging their bats well from top to bottom. Atkins, Brad Hawpe and Troy Tulowitzki all homered for Colorado.
Josh Fogg (4-6, 5.36 ERA) rebounded from David Wright's three-run shot in the first inning for his first win in two weeks, allowing 5 runs - 4 earned - on 8 hits. He struck out three with one walk over six innings.
Orlando Hernandez (4-4, 3.22 ERA) walked six to tie a career worst in only four innings of work where he allowed six runs - five earned - on six hits with two strikeouts. The bullpen didn't bring any relief, either.
Righty Guillermo Mota (0-0, 7.71 ERA) surrendered six runs on six hits in just 2/3 of an inning, including a two-run double by Helton, Tulowitzki's 9th homer and another longball by Atkins, who enjoyed a four-hit night.
Wright went 3-for-4 with 4 RBIs while Carlos Beltran and Carlos Delgado drove in a run a piece. Lefty pinch-hitter Ricky Ledee hit a sac-fly for Aaron Sele in the sixth and the rest of the Mets collaborated at 8-for-25.
Fun fact: The Rockies became the first team in more than half a century to sweep two New York clubs in the same season, having stomped the Yankees prior to that horrific 1-9 trip away from Coors Field. The Milwaukee Braves swept the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants in 1956.