Colorado Rockies sweep pair, April 14, 2011
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The visiting Colorado Rockies improved their 2011 season standings to 10-2, the best record in the major leagues by winning a doubleheader from the New York Mets. Colorado relied on homers and solid relief pitching to stymie New York 6-5 and 9-4.
In the opening game, Rockies leftfielder Carlos Gonzalez blasted a 2 run home run and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki lined 3 hits in 4 at bats, including his 6th homer of ’11, a solo blast. Starting pitcher Matt Reynolds (1-0) won his first of 2011 with a 5 hit, 2 run 5-inning effort and 5 relievers finished up, with Matt Lindstrom getting his 2nd save of the baseball season. Rockies catcher Jose Morales had 2 hits in 3 at bats, including a double, and drove in 2 runs (RBI).
In the 2nd game, Troy Tulowitzki hit his major league leading 7th homer, a bases empty blast off Mets starter Chris Campuano (1-1), who yielded 8 hits, 7 runs in 5 2/3 innings. Colorado’s second baseman Jonathan Herrera lined a 3 run homer off reliever T Bucholtz during the Rockies 6 run, 6th inning.
It was the 22nd homer in the last 38 games for Troy Tulowitzki, spanning last season and this 2010-2011. Those stats set a new major league baseball record.
First Game Stats with number hit for 2011 after 11 Games
Doubles: Colorado Dexter Fowler (3) cf … Seth Smith rf (5) … Jose Morales c (1)…
Doubles: New York Mets Jose Reyes ss (5) … Dan Murphy 2b (3) … David Wright 3b ((4)
Home Runs: Carlos Gonzalez Rockies of (1) … Troy Tulowitzki Rockies ss (6) … Jose Reyes Mets ss (1) … Scott Hairston Mets rf (1)
Second Game Stats
Doubles: Colorado Chris Iannetta c (3) …
Mets David Wright 3b (5) … Mike Nickeas c (1)
Home Runs: Troy Tulowitzki Rockies ss (7) Jonathan Herrera 2b (1)
Major League Leaders
Home Runs – Troy Tulowitzki Colorado 7 HR … Nelson Cruz Texas 5
RBI – Troy Tulowitzki Colorado 14 … Prince Fielder Milwaukee 14