Murphy homers, benches clear, Rockies top Mets 5-1

NEW YORK (AP) Ian Desmond, Daniel Murphy and the Colorado Rockies were willing to take New York Mets rookie Drew Gagnon at his word.

Sure, the pitch from Gagnon that plunked Desmond square in the back looked bad. Especially because it came immediately after two colossal Colorado homers - one by Murphy against his former team.

But it wasn't intentional, according to the Mets reliever.

''He said it wasn't on purpose, so it wasn't on purpose,'' Desmond said after the teams got into a bench-clearing scrum late in Colorado's testy 5-1 victory Friday night. ''It's water under the bridge.''

Gagnon said he was a little surprised by the Rockies' angry reaction, but understood where it came from.

''The ball slipped. Two-seamer. Complete accident,'' Gagnon said. ''When you give up two home runs and you hit a guy it looks bad, but it wasn't my intention at all.''

Asked if he thought the pitch was intentional, Rockies manager Bud Black said: ''I'm not sure. I don't know this fella.''

Antonio Senzatela (5-4) outpitched Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom, and Colorado got homers from David Dahl and Murphy in a three-run eighth inning. That made it 5-1, and the Rockies won their 10th in 12 games.

At first, Desmond clearly took exception to getting hit by Gagnon's 92 mph fastball three pitches after Murphy shuffled up the first base line with bat in hand while taking a long look at his solo shot into the right field second deck.

''I wasn't paying attention to that,'' Gagnon said.

The bullpens emptied and players from both sides milled close together on the field during two separate confrontations. But there didn't appear to be any serious pushing or shoving, and no punches were thrown.

''He hit me and I said, `What are you doing?''' Desmond explained. ''He said it wasn't on purpose and at that point I just put my head down and kind of started walking up the line. If we need to get more in depth with it, I'm fine with that. But it really wasn't anything major there.''

A heated Murphy hopped over the dugout railing and was one of the first Rockies onto the field.

Gagnon picked up the ball and rolled it in the direction of Desmond, who jawed with the pitcher and then other Mets players.

''There wasn't much said between him and I. Just one thing. It wasn't on purpose. So I mean, that was kind of it,'' Gagnon said.

The second dustup appeared to involve Desmond and deGrom, but the Mets ace said he thought it was simply a misunderstanding.

''It looked worse than it was,'' deGrom said. ''I've got no problem with him.''

After the teams finally returned to their dugouts, plate umpire Chris Segal warned both benches and there was no further trouble.

''We determined that we did not think the pitch was intentional. And then, given the situation, when everybody's milling around like that, it's usually the best move to put in a warning. We're stuck. We can't just do nothing there,'' crew chief Mike Winters told a pool reporter.

''Bad situation to be hit there, but we didn't think it was intentional.''

Two batters before Murphy connected, Dahl hit a titanic two-run homer off Gagnon into the second deck in right to make it 4-1.

By the time the game was over, tempers had cooled.

''There's a lot of guys over there on that team that I trust in this industry, that I really value their opinion, and they were all saying they didn't think it was on purpose,'' Murphy said. ''I don't think it's a great look. But I'm going to take them at their word.''

Raimel Tapia hit an RBI double off deGrom in the third, and Desmond added a run-scoring single in the fourth.

Senzatela gave up one run and four hits in six innings without a strikeout. Rockies closer Wade Davis, just off the injured list, worked a scoreless ninth.

Michael Conforto homered for the Mets, and deGrom (3-6) allowed two runs in six arduous innings. He struck out 10.

''He had good stuff tonight. It was a good win,'' Murphy said.

ROBBED BY HIS OWN TEAMMATE

Early in the game, Mets first baseman Pete Alonso denied deGrom a strikeout by making a diving catch in foul territory of Senzatela's two-strike bunt attempt. The right-hander gave his rookie teammate a hard time with a long glare and some choice words before the two shared a laugh.

''He's obviously just kind of a dry humor guy,'' Alonso said. ''After a while, he kind of cracked a smile.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: Davis and RF Charlie Blackmon, both three-time All-Stars, were reinstated from the injured list. Blackmon was available off the bench and is expected to start Saturday night. He had been sidelined since May 24 with a strained right calf, while Davis had been out since May 19 with a left oblique strain. To make room on the roster, Colorado optioned 2B-OF Garrett Hampson to Triple-A Albuquerque, and LHP Chris Rusin was designated for assignment.

Mets: 2B Robinson Cano sat out his second consecutive game. The 36-year-old Cano aggravated his strained left quadriceps Wednesday night, hours after coming off the injured list. New York manager Mickey Callaway said the team put Cano through a pregame workout Friday and was still trying to determine whether he needs to go back on the IL. ... OF Brandon Nimmo (neck) began a rehab assignment Thursday with Class A St. Lucie but there is no target date yet for his return.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Jon Gray (5-4, 4.11 ERA) pitches Saturday night after throwing six shutout innings of two-hit ball to beat Toronto last time out. Gray is 1-1 with a 9.72 ERA in four starts against the Mets.

Mets: LHP Steven Matz (4-4, 3.97 ERA) is coming off a 7-1 loss Sunday in Arizona. He is 2-0 with a 1.73 ERA in his past six games at home, and New York has won all of them. Matz is 0-4 with a 6.85 ERA in five starts against Colorado.

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  • W: A. Senzatela (5-4)L: J. deGrom (3-6)
  • HR: COL - D. Murphy (5), D. Dahl (6), NYM - M. Conforto (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Tapia LF51210020.267.307.461.7686.0
T. Story SS50200022.294.362.556.9193.0
D. Dahl RF42221102.338.388.549.9379.0
N. Arenado 3B40000011.332.381.607.988-0.5
D. Murphy 1B41211020.264.324.465.7896.0
I. Desmond CF30110020.242.315.451.7662.0
B. Rodgers 2B40000023.245.302.286.588-1.0
T. Wolters C41100024.296.340.407.7471.0
A. Senzatela P20000011.000.053.000.053-0.5
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b- R. McMahon PH10000000.241.333.414.7470.0
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Senzatela in the 7th
  • b-fouled out for Oberg in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. McNeil 2B40000001.337.415.459.8730.0
P. Alonso 1B40000001.260.339.595.9330.0
M. Conforto RF41211010.258.385.511.8956.5
D. Smith LF30200101.386.482.6291.1104.0
W. Ramos C40000003.275.354.412.7660.0
T. Frazier 3B40100002.246.312.413.7241.0
A. Rosario SS40100004.252.294.429.7222.0
J. Lagares CF30000011.191.262.282.544-0.5
J. deGrom P10000100.231.259.385.6441.0
R. Gsellman P0000-000.0001.000.000.000-
D. Gagnon P0000-000.333.333.333.000-
W. Font P0000-000.333.333.333.000-
a- A. Hechavarria PH10000010.254.286.493.778-0.5
H. Santiago P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Font in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Tapia (14), T. Story 2 (16)
  • HR - D. Dahl (6), D. Murphy (5)
  • RBI - R. Tapia (22), D. Dahl 2 (26), D. Murphy (32), I. Desmond (24)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Tapia (12), D. Murphy (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Story, D. Dahl 2 (2), T. Wolters 4 (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Smith (5), A. Rosario (10)
  • HR - M. Conforto (12)
  • RBI - M. Conforto (29)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Smith, A. Rosario 4 (4), J. Lagares
BASERUNNING
  • SB - R. Tapia (2)
  • CS - D. Dahl (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Story-Rodgers-Murphy; Arenado-Rodgers-Murphy)
  • E - B. Rodgers (2)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Lagares (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela (W, 5-4)6.04112014.951.5321.0
B. Shaw (H, 5)1.00000103.651.273.5
S. Oberg1.00000101.590.993.5
W. Davis1.02000102.301.531.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela (W, 5-4)6.0
B. Shaw (H, 5)1.0
S. Oberg1.0
W. Davis1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. deGrom (L, 3-6)6.062211003.451.1512.0
R. Gsellman1.00000304.911.454.5
D. Gagnon0.23330126.111.36-5.5
W. Font0.10000005.591.450.0
H. Santiago1.01000106.001.832.5
PITCHERSIP
J. deGrom (L, 3-6)6.0
R. Gsellman1.0
D. Gagnon0.2
W. Font0.1
H. Santiago1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 87-53, B. Shaw 15-10, S. Oberg 13-10, W. Davis 19-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 10-7, B. Shaw 1-1, S. Oberg 1-1, W. Davis 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 23, B. Shaw 3, S. Oberg 3, W. Davis 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Gagnon (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 112-80, R. Gsellman 12-9, D. Gagnon 23-13, W. Font 2-1, H. Santiago 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 2-5, H. Santiago 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 24, R. Gsellman 3, D. Gagnon 7, W. Font, H. Santiago 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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R. Tapia LF51210020.267.307.461.7686.0
T. Story SS50200022.294.362.556.9193.0
D. Dahl RF42221102.338.388.549.9379.0
N. Arenado 3B40000011.332.381.607.988-0.5
D. Murphy 1B41211020.264.324.465.7896.0
I. Desmond CF30110020.242.315.451.7662.0
B. Rodgers 2B40000023.245.302.286.588-1.0
T. Wolters C41100024.296.340.407.7471.0
A. Senzatela P20000011.000.053.000.053-0.5
a- M. Reynolds PH10000010.178.298.356.654-0.5
B. Shaw P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- R. McMahon PH10000000.241.333.414.7470.0
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Senzatela in the 7th
  • b-fouled out for Oberg in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. McNeil 2B40000001.337.415.459.8730.0
P. Alonso 1B40000001.260.339.595.9330.0
M. Conforto RF41211010.258.385.511.8956.5
D. Smith LF30200101.386.482.6291.1104.0
W. Ramos C40000003.275.354.412.7660.0
T. Frazier 3B40100002.246.312.413.7241.0
A. Rosario SS40100004.252.294.429.7222.0
J. Lagares CF30000011.191.262.282.544-0.5
J. deGrom P10000100.231.259.385.6441.0
R. Gsellman P0000-000.0001.000.000.000-
D. Gagnon P0000-000.333.333.333.000-
W. Font P0000-000.333.333.333.000-
a- A. Hechavarria PH10000010.254.286.493.778-0.5
H. Santiago P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Font in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Tapia (14), T. Story 2 (16)
  • HR - D. Dahl (6), D. Murphy (5)
  • RBI - R. Tapia (22), D. Dahl 2 (26), D. Murphy (32), I. Desmond (24)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Tapia (12), D. Murphy (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Story, D. Dahl 2 (2), T. Wolters 4 (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Smith (5), A. Rosario (10)
  • HR - M. Conforto (12)
  • RBI - M. Conforto (29)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Smith, A. Rosario 4 (4), J. Lagares
BASERUNNING
  • SB - R. Tapia (2)
  • CS - D. Dahl (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Story-Rodgers-Murphy; Arenado-Rodgers-Murphy)
  • E - B. Rodgers (2)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Lagares (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela (W, 5-4)6.04112014.951.5321.0
B. Shaw (H, 5)1.00000103.651.273.5
S. Oberg1.00000101.590.993.5
W. Davis1.02000102.301.531.5
Total9.0611231---
PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela (W, 5-4)6.0
B. Shaw (H, 5)1.0
S. Oberg1.0
W. Davis1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. deGrom (L, 3-6)6.062211003.451.1512.0
R. Gsellman1.00000304.911.454.5
D. Gagnon0.23330126.111.36-5.5
W. Font0.10000005.591.450.0
H. Santiago1.01000106.001.832.5
Total9.010551152---
PITCHERSIP
J. deGrom (L, 3-6)6.0
R. Gsellman1.0
D. Gagnon0.2
W. Font0.1
H. Santiago1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 87-53, B. Shaw 15-10, S. Oberg 13-10, W. Davis 19-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 10-7, B. Shaw 1-1, S. Oberg 1-1, W. Davis 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 23, B. Shaw 3, S. Oberg 3, W. Davis 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Gagnon (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 112-80, R. Gsellman 12-9, D. Gagnon 23-13, W. Font 2-1, H. Santiago 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 2-5, H. Santiago 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 24, R. Gsellman 3, D. Gagnon 7, W. Font, H. Santiago 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Murphy homered to right51
    Dahl homered to right, Tapia scored41
  • 6TH INNING
    Conforto homered to right21
  • 4TH INNING
    Desmond singled to right center, Dahl scored, Murphy to third20
  • 3RD INNING
    Tapia doubled to deep right center, Wolters scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Hector Santiago pitching
    • Ryan McMahon hit for Scott Oberg
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Ball, McMahon fouled out to third
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Tapia struck out looking
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Story doubled to deep center
    • D. Dahl: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Dahl grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Wade Davis pitching
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Conforto struck out looking
    • Do. Smith: Ball, Ball, Foul, Smith doubled to deep left
    • W. Ramos: Ramos flied out to deep right
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Frazier reached on an infield single to second, Smith to third
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Foul, Ball, Frazier to second, Rosario grounded out to second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Drew Gagnon relieved Robert Gsellman
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Tapia singled to left
    • T. Story: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Tapia stole second, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Foul, Dahl homered to right, Tapia scored
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado flied out to deep center
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Murphy homered to right
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Desmond hit by pitch
    • B. Rodgers: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Rodgers safe at first on center fielder Lagares fielding error, Desmond to third
    • Wilmer Font relieved Drew Gagnon
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Wolters flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 8th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Scott Oberg relieved Bryan Shaw
    • Adeiny Hechavarria hit for Wilmer Font
    • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Hechavarria struck out looking
    • J. McNeil: Strike (foul tip), Ball, McNeil lined out to left
    • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Alonso grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Robert Gsellman relieved Jacob deGrom
    • B. Rodgers: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Rodgers struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Wolters struck out looking
    • Mark Reynolds hit for Antonio Senzatela
    • M. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Bryan Shaw pitching
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Frazier flied out to center
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Rosario grounded out to second
    • J. Lagares: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lagares struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Arenado popped out to shortstop
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Foul, Alonso grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Conforto homered to right
    • Do. Smith: Strike looking, Smith singled to left
    • W. Ramos: Ball, Ball, Ramos grounded into double play third to second to first, Smith out at second
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • A. Senzatela: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Senzatela struck out swinging
    • R. Tapia: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Tapia grounded out to first
    • T. Story: Story doubled to left center
    • D. Dahl: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Dahl flied out to shallow center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • J. Lagares: Strike looking, Lagares grounded out to third
    • J. deGrom: Foul, Ball, deGrom grounded out to second
    • J. McNeil: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, McNeil lined out to right
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • D. Dahl: Foul, Foul, Ball, Dahl singled to left center
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Murphy singled to right, Dahl to second
    • I. Desmond: Desmond singled to right center, Dahl scored, Murphy to third
    • B. Rodgers: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Rodgers struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • M. Conforto: Conforto grounded bunt out to third
    • Do. Smith: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smith walked
    • W. Ramos: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ramos reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Smith to third on 2nd baseman Rodgers fielding error
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Foul, Frazier popped out to first
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Rosario lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • B. Rodgers: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rodgers grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Wolters singled to center
    • A. Senzatela: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Senzatela fouled out to first
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Tapia doubled to deep right center, Wolters scored
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • J. deGrom: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, deGrom walked
    • J. McNeil: Ball, Foul, McNeil flied out to deep right
    • P. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Alonso grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, deGrom out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Arenado flied out to right
    • D. Murphy: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Murphy struck out on foul tip
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ramos lined out to shortstop
    • T. Frazier: Foul, Foul, Ball, Frazier grounded out to second
    • A. Rosario: Foul, Rosario doubled to deep right
    • J. Lagares: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Lagares flied out to deep center
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Tapia struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Story fouled out to first
    • D. Dahl: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Dahl walked
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Dahl caught stealing second, catcher to second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • J. McNeil: McNeil lined out to second
    • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Alonso grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Conforto singled to center
    • Do. Smith: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Smith grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)