Mets LHP Steven Matz had a rough start in Colorado on Thursday afternoon, but he settled in before his day ended.
Four straight Rockies reached base to lead off the bottom of the first, with Nolan Arenado sending one over the fence for a three-run homer. After Trevor Story's double, a mound visit was used to calm Matz down. It worked as a double play following a strikeout got him out of the inning.
The second inning wasn't any better for Matz, though, as the Rockies' struck for two more runs. It was Arenado picking up his fourth and fifth RBI on the day as he smacked a double to right to make it 5-1.
That was all the Rockies would get from Matz, who settled down in the third. Ian Desmond was the only base runner of the inning with a leadoff walk.
In the fourth, Matz worked out a jam with two runners on base. He got Arenado to strike out this time around, and Story grounded out to Todd Frazier to finish the inning.
Matz would finish his day with five straight outs before manager Mickey Callaway made the trip to the mound to end his start. Overall, the lefty's line read five earned runs on eight hits while striking out six and walking two over 5.2 innings.