Senzaltela, Story lead Rockies over Mets 9-4

DENVER (AP) Steven Matz doesn't regret the 401-foot home run by Trevor Story. The juicy sinker to pitcher Antonio Senzatela will stick with him.

''I got ahead of him and I made a really bad pitch,'' Matz said. ''That's what it boils down to.''

Senzatela hit a tying, two-run single that ended a year-long 0-for-44 slide at the plate, and Story followed three pitches later with a three-run homer to cap a six-run fourth inning. The Colorado Rockies beat the Mets 9-4 Monday night to drop New York five games back for the second NL wild card with 12 games to play.

''We can't really think about that too much,'' Matz said. ''We've been in a hole in the season before, and we've got to go and play our best baseball and let the standings take care of themselves.''

Brandon Nimmo, batting leadoff for the first time since May 17, opened the game with a home run off Senzatela (10-10). Starting their last road trip of the regular season, the Mets built a 4-1 lead on Jeff McNeil's two-run homer in the third that stopped an 0-for-13 slump and Amed Rosario's RBI double in the fourth.

Matz, who allowed Ian Desmond's second-inning homer, needed 42 pitches to get through the fourth and dropped to 0-2 with a 10.15 ERA in three starts at Coors Field.

Charlie Blackmon singled with one out, Ryan McMahon walked and Garrett Hampson hit an RBI single with two outs.

No. 8 hitter Drew Butera walked to bring up Senzatela, who had not gotten a hit since a two-run single off San Francisco's Dereck Rodriguez on Sept. 16 last year. With the count 1-2, Senzatela lined a sinker into left field.

''Just looking for something to hit, get a base hit,'' Senzatela said.

Story followed with a drive into the left-field seats off Matz (10-9), who allowed seven runs, six hits and two walks in four innings.

''A pitch out over the plate and he got a base hit,'' Mets manager Mickey Callaway said. ''That kind of opened up the floodgates.

Senzatela gave up four runs and eight hits in six innings.

''I felt really good with the breaking ball today,'' he said.

Desmond made a nice leaping catch near the top of the left-field wall against Nimmo in the fifth.

Hampson had three hits, including a run-scoring single in the seventh off Paul Sewald, and Nolan Arenado hit an RBI double in the eighth against Edwin Diaz.

Mets rookie Pete Alonso ended a career-worst 0-for-21 slump with a fourth-inning single.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: RHP Robert Gsellman (right tricep tightness) could return before the end of the regular season, Callaway said. ... Callaway said INF Dominic Smith (right shoulder) is in Florida and will begin baseball activities soon.

Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland (left groin strain) is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Tuesday. Freeland, out since Aug. 21, hopes to return this season.

HOMER HAPPY

Colorado has allowed 16 leadoff homers, tying the major league record set by the 2017 Seattle Mariners, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

HITTING THE WALL

Mets LF J.D. Davis ran into the wall after snaring Story's drive in the eighth inning. He lay on the ground and was looked at by a trainer but stayed in the game.

Davis was surprised to see Alonso run over from first base to check on him.

I asked him, `What are you doing out here?''' Davis said. ''And he said, `I've got to check out the Sun Bear.' I said, `You're ridiculous, go back to first.' Sun Bear, I guess that's his new nickname for me.''

UP NEXT

New York RHP Marcus Stroman (8-13, 3.35), making his ninth start since joining the Mets on July 28, will face Colorado RHP Tim Melville (2-2, 5.16) Tuesday night.

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  • W: A. Senzatela (10-10)L: S. Matz (10-9)
  • HR: NYM - B. Nimmo (6), J. McNeil (21), COL - I. Desmond (18), T. Story (33)
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J. McNeil 3B51221002.319.387.528.9158.0
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R. Cano 2B30000101.263.311.439.7491.0
P. Alonso 1B41200021.262.362.579.9413.0
J. Davis LF40000013.303.366.508.874-0.5
A. Rosario SS40210001.287.325.424.7484.0
T. Nido C11100100.208.244.344.5883.0
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S. Matz P20000013.245.245.302.547-0.5
W. Lockett P0000-000.167.286.167.000-
c- J. Panik PH10000002.243.312.329.6420.0
R. Rivera C10100000.375.500.375.8751.0
  • a-struck out for Nido in the 6th
  • b-walked for Diaz in the 9th
  • c-grounded out for Lockett in the 6th
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T. Story SS41131110.296.359.556.9158.5
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N. Arenado 3B51210000.315.380.595.9755.0
C. Blackmon RF51200012.318.365.573.9382.5
R. McMahon 2B31000122.255.335.458.7941.0
I. Desmond LF41211003.255.312.470.7837.0
G. Hampson CF41320000.239.296.355.6506.0
D. Butera C31100103.250.290.357.6473.0
A. Senzatela P21120010.026.051.026.0783.5
a- R. Tapia PH10000001.277.312.418.7300.0
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  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Senzatela in the 6th
  • b-grounded out for Estevez in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - P. Alonso (29), A. Rosario (28)
  • HR - B. Nimmo (6), J. McNeil (21)
  • RBI - B. Nimmo (22), J. McNeil 2 (70), A. Rosario (62)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. McNeil 2 (26), A. Rosario (17)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Conforto 2 (44), R. Cano, A. Rosario, S. Matz (10), J. Panik (45)
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Arenado (31)
  • HR - T. Story (33), I. Desmond (18)
  • RBI - T. Story 3 (83), N. Arenado (117), I. Desmond (62), G. Hampson 2 (22), A. Senzatela 2 (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Story 3 (35), N. Arenado (41), I. Desmond (21), G. Hampson 2 (11), A. Senzatela 2 (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Murphy (40), C. Blackmon (38), I. Desmond (43), D. Butera 2 (4)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Davis (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Matz (L, 10-9)4.06772424.161.33-6.0
W. Lockett1.01000006.851.432.0
J. Familia1.02111006.091.79-1.0
L. Avilan0.20000105.101.500.5
P. Sewald0.12000004.961.16-2.0
E. Diaz1.02110005.831.430.0
PITCHERSIP
S. Matz (L, 10-9)4.0
W. Lockett1.0
J. Familia1.0
L. Avilan0.2
P. Sewald0.1
E. Diaz1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela (W, 10-10)6.08441426.831.7414.0
J. Pazos (H, 2)1.00000200.001.254.0
C. Estevez1.00001203.731.293.0
J. Diaz1.01001103.861.271.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela (W, 10-10)6.0
J. Pazos (H, 2)1.0
C. Estevez1.0
J. Diaz1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Matz 84-54, W. Lockett 15-10, J. Familia 25-16, L. Avilan 7-5, P. Sewald 8-5, E. Diaz 9-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Matz 4-4, W. Lockett 1-2, J. Familia 3-0, E. Diaz 1-2
  • Batters Faced - S. Matz 20, W. Lockett 4, J. Familia 6, L. Avilan 2, P. Sewald 3, E. Diaz 5
PITCHING
  • IBB - A. Senzatela (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 103-66, J. Pazos 9-7, C. Estevez 14-8, J. Diaz 26-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 8-6, C. Estevez 1-0, J. Diaz 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 27, J. Pazos 3, C. Estevez 4, J. Diaz 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. McNeil 3B51221002.319.387.528.9158.0
M. Conforto RF50000023.254.355.484.839-1.0
R. Cano 2B30000101.263.311.439.7491.0
P. Alonso 1B41200021.262.362.579.9413.0
J. Davis LF40000013.303.366.508.874-0.5
A. Rosario SS40210001.287.325.424.7484.0
T. Nido C11100100.208.244.344.5883.0
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S. Matz P20000013.245.245.302.547-0.5
W. Lockett P0000-000.167.286.167.000-
c- J. Panik PH10000002.243.312.329.6420.0
R. Rivera C10100000.375.500.375.8751.0
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  • a-struck out for Nido in the 6th
  • b-walked for Diaz in the 9th
  • c-grounded out for Lockett in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Story SS41131110.296.359.556.9158.5
D. Murphy 1B51100002.284.335.465.8002.0
N. Arenado 3B51210000.315.380.595.9755.0
C. Blackmon RF51200012.318.365.573.9382.5
R. McMahon 2B31000122.255.335.458.7941.0
I. Desmond LF41211003.255.312.470.7837.0
G. Hampson CF41320000.239.296.355.6506.0
D. Butera C31100103.250.290.357.6473.0
A. Senzatela P21120010.026.051.026.0783.5
a- R. Tapia PH10000001.277.312.418.7300.0
J. Pazos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Estevez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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J. Diaz P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Senzatela in the 6th
  • b-grounded out for Estevez in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - P. Alonso (29), A. Rosario (28)
  • HR - B. Nimmo (6), J. McNeil (21)
  • RBI - B. Nimmo (22), J. McNeil 2 (70), A. Rosario (62)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. McNeil 2 (26), A. Rosario (17)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Conforto 2 (44), R. Cano, A. Rosario, S. Matz (10), J. Panik (45)
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Arenado (31)
  • HR - T. Story (33), I. Desmond (18)
  • RBI - T. Story 3 (83), N. Arenado (117), I. Desmond (62), G. Hampson 2 (22), A. Senzatela 2 (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Story 3 (35), N. Arenado (41), I. Desmond (21), G. Hampson 2 (11), A. Senzatela 2 (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Murphy (40), C. Blackmon (38), I. Desmond (43), D. Butera 2 (4)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Davis (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Matz (L, 10-9)4.06772424.161.33-6.0
W. Lockett1.01000006.851.432.0
J. Familia1.02111006.091.79-1.0
L. Avilan0.20000105.101.500.5
P. Sewald0.12000004.961.16-2.0
E. Diaz1.02110005.831.430.0
Total8.01399352---
PITCHERSIP
S. Matz (L, 10-9)4.0
W. Lockett1.0
J. Familia1.0
L. Avilan0.2
P. Sewald0.1
E. Diaz1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela (W, 10-10)6.08441426.831.7414.0
J. Pazos (H, 2)1.00000200.001.254.0
C. Estevez1.00001203.731.293.0
J. Diaz1.01001103.861.271.5
Total9.0944392---
PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela (W, 10-10)6.0
J. Pazos (H, 2)1.0
C. Estevez1.0
J. Diaz1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Matz 84-54, W. Lockett 15-10, J. Familia 25-16, L. Avilan 7-5, P. Sewald 8-5, E. Diaz 9-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Matz 4-4, W. Lockett 1-2, J. Familia 3-0, E. Diaz 1-2
  • Batters Faced - S. Matz 20, W. Lockett 4, J. Familia 6, L. Avilan 2, P. Sewald 3, E. Diaz 5
PITCHING
  • IBB - A. Senzatela (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 103-66, J. Pazos 9-7, C. Estevez 14-8, J. Diaz 26-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 8-6, C. Estevez 1-0, J. Diaz 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 27, J. Pazos 3, C. Estevez 4, J. Diaz 5
  • 8TH INNING
    Arenado doubled to deep right, Murphy scored, Arenado to third49
  • 7TH INNING
    Hampson reached on an infield single to second, Arenado scored, Desmond to second48
  • 4TH INNING
    Story homered to left, Butera and Senzatela scored47
    Senzatela singled to left center, McMahon and Hampson scored, Butera to second44
    Hampson singled to right, Blackmon scored, McMahon to third42
    Rosario doubled to deep left, Alonso scored41
  • 3RD INNING
    McNeil homered to right, Nido scored31
  • 2ND INNING
    Desmond homered to left center11
  • 1ST INNING
    Nimmo homered to left10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jairo Diaz pitching
    • Jed Lowrie hit for Edwin Diaz
    • J. Lowrie: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lowrie walked
    • R. Rivera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rivera singled to center, Lowrie to second
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Nimmo struck out swinging
    • J. McNeil: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, McNeil reached on fielder's choice to second, Lowrie to third, Rivera out at second
    • M. Conforto: Strike swinging, McNeil to second, Conforto lined out to left
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Carlos Estevez relieved James Pazos
    • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cano walked
    • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
    • J. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
    • A. Rosario: Rosario reached on fielder's choice to center, Cano out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Edwin Diaz relieved Paul Sewald
    • Yonder Alonso hit for Carlos Estevez
    • Y. Alonso: Ball, Alonso grounded out to first
    • T. Story: Ball, Story lined out to left
    • D. Murphy: Murphy singled to left
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado doubled to deep right, Murphy scored, Arenado to third
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon flied out to deep center
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • James Pazos pitching
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Nimmo struck out looking
    • J. McNeil: McNeil lined out to center
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Familia Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Arenado singled to left
    • Luis Avilan relieved Jeurys Familia
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Blackmon flied out to deep center
    • R. McMahon: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • Paul Sewald relieved Luis Avilan
    • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Ball, Desmond singled to center, Arenado to third
    • G. Hampson: Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Ball, Hampson reached on an infield single to second, Arenado scored, Desmond to second
    • D. Butera: Ball, Butera flied out to deep center
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Alonso doubled to deep right
    • J. Davis: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Davis grounded out to third
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rosario reached on an infield single to second, Alonso to third
    • Luis Guillorme hit for Tomas Nido
    • L. Guillorme: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Guillorme struck out swinging
    • Joe Panik hit for Walker Lockett
    • J. Panik: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Panik grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jeurys Familia pitching
    • Rene Rivera catching
    • G. Hampson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hampson grounded out to third
    • D. Butera: Foul, Butera singled to left center
    • Raimel Tapia hit for Antonio Senzatela
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Strike swinging, Tapia reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Butera out at second
    • T. Story: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Story walked, Tapia to second
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Murphy grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Nimmo flied out to left
    • J. McNeil: Ball, Ball, Foul, McNeil singled to center
    • M. Conforto: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
    • R. Cano: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Cano grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Walker Lockett relieved Steven Matz
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Arenado popped out to shortstop
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon singled to left center
    • R. McMahon: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, McMahon grounded out to second, Blackmon to second
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Desmond flied out to deep right
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • R. Cano: Cano grounded out to shortstop
    • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Alonso singled to center
    • J. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Davis lined out to center
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rosario doubled to deep left, Alonso scored
    • T. Nido: Nido intentionally walked
    • S. Matz: Ball, Matz flied out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Arenado popped out to shortstop
    • C. Blackmon: Strike swinging, Blackmon singled to center
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, McMahon walked, Blackmon to second
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Desmond lined out to right
    • G. Hampson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Hampson singled to right, Blackmon scored, McMahon to third
    • D. Butera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Butera walked, Hampson to second
    • A. Senzatela: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Senzatela singled to left center, McMahon and Hampson scored, Butera to second
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Ball, Story homered to left, Butera and Senzatela scored
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Murphy flied out to left
    • End of the 4th (6 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • T. Nido: Ball, Nido singled to center
    • S. Matz: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Matz struck out swinging
    • B. Nimmo: Foul, Ball, Nimmo flied out to deep center
    • J. McNeil: Ball, McNeil homered to right, Nido scored
    • M. Conforto: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Conforto grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • A. Senzatela: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Senzatela struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Story struck out on foul tip
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Murphy grounded out to first
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
    • J. Davis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Davis grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Rosario: Strike swinging, Ball, Rosario grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Blackmon struck out looking
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Desmond homered to left center
    • G. Hampson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Hampson singled to left, Hampson to second on left fielder Davis fielding error
    • D. Butera: Ball, Butera grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Ball, Nimmo homered to left
    • J. McNeil: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, McNeil popped out to shortstop
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Conforto grounded out to second
    • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Cano flied out to left
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • T. Story: Story grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Murphy grounded out to second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado popped out to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)