After suffering some brutal losses on their most recent road trip, the Colorado Rockies returned home, where they have been considerably worse, to face the New York Mets in a four-game set. With questions mounting about ongoing bullpen woes, the offense suddenly has emerged with one of their hottest stretches in recent memory.

The offense continued to fuel the fire on Thursday afternoon’s series-clinching 6-4 win over the New York Mets. Team captain Nolan Arenado—who experienced the worst slump of his career on that road trip—drove in five runs for Colorado.

Kyle Freeland did his usual thing. His usual quality start thing. His usual Coors Field on a sunny afternoon thing. He is now sporting a sub-3 ERA at home.

And that bullpen, while still not perfect, had to reach into its farthest depths and still managed to show some huge steps in the right direction including a potentially huge confidence-boosting MLB debut from Yency Almonte.

Todd Frazier jumped all over a high fastball from Freeland in the first, hitting a line drive shot into the bleachers in left, giving the Mets their sixth first-inning run in the four-game series.

But the Rockies answered immediately as they did in every game of the set not played against Cy Young contender Jacob DeGrom. DJ LeMahieu lathered a double off the high wall in right-center field and Charlie Blackmon was plinked before Arenado unloaded on one, hitting his fourth home run against Steven Matz, his 15th of the season, and his third in the last three games.

That quickly, the Rockies were on top but Arenado wasn’t done. In the second, a leadoff single from Noel Cuevas and a two-out single from Blackmon—who took a pitch of his shoetops and lined it softly into center—set the stage for a few more RBI for the Rockies star third baseman.

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Drew E. Creasman was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and currently resides in Boulder, CO. He is a full time Rockies beat writer managing editor of BSN Rockies and a member of the Baseball Writer's Association of America. Follow Drew on Twitter - @DrewCreasman 

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