For the Colorado Rockies, absolutely nothing has been easy lately. That was the case again on Wednesday night when the found themselves down early, and once again hanging on for dear life late, against the New York Mets.

Scoring 10 runs on the second straight night, the offense once again provided the firepower for Chad Bettis and the bullpen who just barely managed to keep the Rockies out in front for the 10-8 win.

The Mets got things started in the first when Asdrubal Cabrera managed a ground-rule double on an emergency hack against a well-located changeup then scored on a Michael Conforto single to right. After getting Todd Frazier to fly out, Bettis allowed a single to Dominic Smith and walked Wilmer Flores before surrendering a frustrating two-out double to Devin Meseraco to give New York an early 3-0 lead.

The Rockies got one back in the bottom of the first when Nolan Arenado smashed a hanging slider well over the wall in left for his 15th home run of the season.

The Mets kept it going in the second, getting a single from Brand Nimmo and another from Frazier to plate a fourth run.

Colorado tied it up in the bottom of the second, though. Trevor Story reached on a throwing error from Frazier and scored on a single to right field off the bat of Gerardo Parra. Ian Desmond followed with a walk and both runners were able to advance on a ball in the dirt. That gave Bettis a chance to help himself with a groundball to second that scored the Rockies third run and DJ LeMahieu came through with a two-out single to tie the game at four runs apiece.

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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