Stroman and Diaz Win Pitchers Duel To Give Mets 1-0 Game 1 Win

The New York Mets and Colorado Rockies continued to put out tremendous pitching performances in game one of their doubleheader. Marcus Stroman outdueled German Marquez to get the Mets a 1-0 victory in a speedy seven-inning game.

Stroman did not have his best stuff early in the game but settled in for another excellent outing. He pitched six shutout innings, allowing just three hits and recording another ten groundball outs. Marquez was just as brilliant, pitching six innings (complete game), allowing just three hits and one run while striking out six. Jose Peraza was responsible for the lone run when he blasted a solo home run in the third inning.

Edwin Diaz was the only reliever to enter the game for both teams. He converted his ninth save in the same amount of opportunities to give the Mets their second straight victory. The game was completed in one hour and 54 minutes and was another example of the type of game the Mets have been winning. The Mets offensive provided just enough to win, and the pitching completed the rest. Both teams had three hits each, and the Mets never took an at-bat with a runner in scoring position.

Joey Lucchesi faces off against Antonio Senzatela in game two of the doubleheader, starting in about a half-hour from Citi Field.

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