Mets' Gee sharp in 2-1 win over Rockies
New York • Dillon Gee followed Matt Harvey's first career shutout with an impressive outing of his own, helping the New York Mets beat Colorado 2-1 Thursday and sending the Rockies home after matching the worst road trip in team history.
Gee (8-8) scattered eight hits without yielding a walk in 7 2-3 innings to win for the first time since July 14. He allowed Corey Dickerson's homer leading off the fourth inning.
Rookie Wilmer Flores had an RBI groundout and Anthony Recker a sacrifice fly off spot starter Jeff Manship as the Mets completed their first three-game sweep over the Rockies since 2008 at Shea Stadium.
Manship (0-1) was called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs for the start because right-hander Tyler Chatwood experienced inflammation in his right elbow after a bullpen session Tuesday. Chatwood was throwing to test a tight hamstring that forced Colorado to push back his start two days to Thursday.
Now he's headed to the DL, the latest blow for the sinking Rockies.
Colorado was 1Â½ games out of first place in the NL West on July 2 but are 11-21 since to fade from the playoff race. The Rockies lost nine of 10 games on their trip. That matches a 1-9 trip, from June 22 to July 1, 2007, for futility on the road.
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