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The Colorado Rockies, With Their 5.31 ERA, Post A 1-0 Road Shutout

Hey, don’t be so quick to bash that 75-pitch limit that the Rockies have placed on their starters. Today, it worked! And it helped complete a four-game sweep of the Mets. Only, of course, the Mets.

Somehow, someway, the Rockies shut out the Mets at Citi Field this afternoon, 1-0.

Yes, the Rockies scored one run. And won. Miracles do happen. Tyler Chatwood, Adam Ottavino, Rex Brothers, Will Harris and Matt Belisle split the duty and kept the Mets scoreless. It helped that New York left 12 runners on base and had another man thrown out trying to steal, but don’t let the details get in front of a good story. ROCKIES PITCHERS DOMINATED, OVERPOWERING ALL WHO OPPOSED THEM WITH THE FURY OF A RUSHING AVALANCHE.

It was the Rockies’ first 1-0 win since 2010 in Arizona. The Mets hadn’t been shut out at home since 2008 against the Nationals.

Barring an all-but-impossible hot streak over these final six weeks, the Rockies will finish the year with a team ERA of more than 5.00. Today’s sterling performance brought it down from 5.31 to 5.27. The 2009 Orioles were the last team to record a 1-0 win during a season in which they had the league’s worst ERA. That game came on June 1 in Seattle, and the O’s finished up that season with a 5.15 ERA — the Rockies will be fortunate to even reach that mark.

Finally, what terrible luck for Collin McHugh. He makes his MLB debut for the Mets, pitches really well — seven innings, zero runs, nine Ks — and it just so happens to come on one of the finest days Colorado pitching has experienced in more than two years. According to the Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Sports and Info), McHugh is the first pitcher since 1900 to throw at least seven innings with at least nine strikeouts and no runs in his major league debut and not get the win.

Get’em next time, kid.

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