Coming into the game hitting just .177 and slugging .327, sparking ire in the fanbase and speculation of transactions that should be made to solve the problem in local media, Ian Desmond could not dispense with all the chatter in one game. But he could play the hero for at least one afternoon.
With a two-home-run day, Desi was the deciding factor at the plate, backing yet another fantastic outing from Colorado Rockies pitching in a 3-2 win, earning their first series sweep of the season.
The Mets jumped all over Freeland to start the game, opening the contest with three straight singles, all solid but none hit especially hard, from Juan Lagares, Yoenis Cespedes, and Asdrubal Cabrera who has had a fantastic early season and series against the Rockies.
A sac fly from Todd Frazier was the first out Freeland recorded and made it 2-0 but he got a pop out and fly out to escape any further damage. Like… for the rest of the game.