Guillermo Moscoso had the perfect opportunity to prove he was a viable starter for the Rockies on Saturday night. He started in place of bicycle-challenged Jeremy Guthrie and his ailing shoulder. In the end, all Moscoso showed was his lack of a put-away pitch when ahead in the count. Several Mets found themselves standing at the plate with an 0-2 count, many with two outs already recorded, and yet they were able to either work the count back into their favor, or just swing the bat and put it into play.
Moscoso ended the night with five innings of work yielding six runs on nine hits. Four of those nine were consecutive hits in the three-run fifth inning (what is it with the fifth innings this series?)
The Rockies bats were significantly diminished from last nights hitting melee, but they still managed to get five runs on nine hits. Dexter Fowler hit his second home run in as many games. The Dexter jack came in the ninth inning, in what looked to be a mini-rally, heading for the second walk-off of the season. The rally, which came with two outs, was cut just a bit too short. It began with the Dex home run and then continued with Tyler Colvin hitting it to deep center, just past a diving Denver native Kirk Nieuwenhuis, for a triple. With Colvin on third Giambi came to the plate and sent another well hit ball to almost the same exact place as Colvin, but this time Nieuwenhuis was ready for it, making the catch to end the game. Mets win 7-5.