Taijuan Walker and Bullpen dominate the Mets at Coors Field.


Denver — The Mets have a page-turning mentality for one reason. Shortstop Francisco Lindor explained. “No one cares about the past.” “I have to finish it today.”

It is a trait that serves them well.

Lindor broke the runless game with a run in the sixth inning, Taijuan Walker and three relief pitchers combined six batters, and the Mets extended their rebounding streak from defeat by beating the Colorado Rockies 2-0 on Sunday.

The Mets knocked out the second game of the doubleheader on Saturday, marking their best 14-game winning streak in the franchise since the loss. By taking two out of three, New York took their 11th series win this season.

“It’s a very stable mental team,” Mets manager Buck Showalter said. “They do not go into the fall of the sky. They don’t live in that world. I hope it continues.”

The Rockies’ game against San Diego was not good, for the first time since August 31, 2020, they were sent off from Coors Field.

Walker (2-0) was the big reason for all zeros posted on the scoreboard. He was in perfect command, pitching five hits and striking out six in seven innings. It was completed by Adam Ottavino, Joely Rodríguez and Edwin Díaz. Díaz got Brian Serven to fly and save 10.

“You know what pitches work here,” Walker said.

Mainly curves, fastballs and splitters. Don’t read that he has a 2.03 ERA in five starts at Coors Field. He doesn’t enjoy pitching here.

“I don’t think anyone is doing it.” He said.

The Mets provided Walker with all the run support he needed in the 6th. Brandon Nimmo led Nimmo to third base by hitting a one-out single that went through the leg of right fielder Randal Grichuk. Lindor gave the run a run from the left, and after Jeff McNeil’s soft double, Pete Alonso gave another run on a hit.

Rockies manager Bud Black said the error was “clearly back to haunt us”.

Austin Gomber (2-4) effectively pitched 7 innings, making his longest appearance of the season. He allowed 2 runs, 7 hits and 2 strikeouts.

Chris Bassitt and Mets avoided an arbitration hearing by agreeing to a one-year, $8.65 million contract with an option year.

The 33-year-old Bassitt is guaranteed $8.8 million in a deal with a $150,000 buyout if he and his team don’t exercise a $19 million reciprocal option in 2023.

The 2021 Oakland All-Star, right-handed pitcher Bassitt, struck out 49 and walked 13 in 48⅔ innings, making eight starts with the Mets, averaging a 4-2 record with a 2.77 ERA.

He was acquired on March 12 for minor league right-handers JT Ginn and Adam Oller.

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