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    March 9, 2018 3:00 AM EST

    NEW YORK -- For the first few innings, the decision to pitch Bartolo Colon on short rest looked great. Cheap Grizzlies Jerseys China .Then, in rapid fashion, what began as a festive night at Citi Field to honor Hall of Famer Mike Piazza went awry for the New York Mets.The Mets wound up losing their fourth straight game, falling to the Colorado Rockies 7-2 Saturday.Colon was finished after five innings and so was slugger Yoenis Cespedes, who exited early because of a nagging quad injury.I started feeling yesterday like maybe Im not all there, Cespedes said through a translator. It bothered me a bit. It was feeling a little bit tense today.Well just have to wait until tomorrow to see. If we played another game right now, Id say, no, I probably cant. But well see how I feel tomorrow, he said.Cespedes stepped gingerly from the batters box after grounding out to end the fifth and jogged down the line. With light rain falling, manager Terry Collins took no chances.Tonight I knew before the game he was really in great spirits and was pumped up and joking. And then in the middle of the game I could see a difference, and I said whats going on, and he said, `My legs are getting tight. So I said, `I got to get you out of there with the field the way it is, Collins said.Collins said he would do his best to keep Cespedes off the disabled list. In a span of two days, the Mets put infielder Jose Reyes and outfielder Juan Lagares on the DL.We need his bat in the lineup. If we need to give him a day or every third day, well do that, Collins said.On the day the Mets retired Piazzas No. 31, they matched their longest skid of the season.What is it, four in a row? Thats not going in the right direction, Collins said. But, as I told them last night, if we win the next four, we can forget about it.A day earlier, Collins told his players they needed to relax and lighten up. They came back and took a 2-0 lead against Jorge De La Rosa (7-7) before the Rockies rallied for their fifth straight win.The 43-year-old Colon (9-6) faltered in his first start on three days rest since 2005. Colon had pitched seven sharp innings to win the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday and with a crowded schedule, Collins brought him back early.Colon didnt allow a hit until the fourth, when Colorado scored three times. The Rockies added two more runs in the fifth.Colon said he felt fine.I think that once it started raining a little bit harder, that field got a little bit tougher for me and might have affected me a little, he said through a translator.Collins was ejected in the ninth after umpires overturned their original call and took away a home run from Wilmer Flores, ruling a fan reached over the wall and prevented left fielder David Dahl from making a catch.Dahl said he wouldve caught it, but the Mets werent so sure.You can look at the video, and he didnt even try to reach the ball. He didnt even jump, Flores said.After snagging the ball, the fan taunted Dahl a bit, wagging his finger at the rookie.I dont understand how they can assume that ball is going to get caught, Collins said.De La Rosa and the Colorado bullpen retired the last 16 batters.The Rockies improved to 12-4 since the All-Star break and won despite losing NL home run leader Trevor Story to a jammed left thumb. He seemed to get hurt on a scrambling slide in the fourth, exited early and X-rays on the rookie shortstop were negative.Justin Ruggiano had an adventuresome time after signing with New York earlier in the day. Cut by Texas on Tuesday, the veteran major league joined the Mets when they put infielder Jose Reyes on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left ribcage.Ruggiano got a hit, but overran a ball in center field for an error and was thrown out stealing on a replay reversal. He also made a dive into the alley for a drive by Carlos Gonzalez that glanced off his glove for a double.UP NEXTRockies: RHP Chad Bettis (9-6, 5.19) is 5-1 in his last nine starts. Colorado has supported him with nearly seven runs a game over that span.Mets: RHP Noah Syndergaard (9-5, 2.45) is 1/3 in his past five starts. The All-Star won his only career start vs. the Rockies last year. Kobi Simmons Jersey . The Oilers come in having lost five in a row (0-4-1) and 16 of their last 20 games, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. Cheap Memphis Grizzlies Jerseys . A lawyer for MLB, Matthew Menchel, confirmed Wednesday the league dropped its case against Biogenesis of America, its owner Anthony Bosch and several other individuals. The lawsuit had accused Biogenesis and Bosch of conspiring with players to violate their contracts by providing them with banned performance-enhancing substances. ;. Now that hes hitting streaking teammates with pin-point passes for easy layups, Love is asserting himself as one of the true superstars in the league. Southern Vipers 88 for 4 (Adams 41) beat Surrey Stars 85 for 6 (Sciver 36*, Farrant 2-17) by six wicketsScorecard Georgia Adams hit 41 as the Southern Vipers produced a flawless display with bat and ball to start their Kia Super League campaign with a six-wicket bonus point win over Surrey Stars.Opening batsman Adams crunched her runs from 43 balls in a stylish knock, helping to put on a 66-run opening stand with New Zealand international Suzie Bates. Despite a mini-wobble with victory in their sights, the Vipers chased down their target with 28 balls to spare following a disciplined bowling performance in front of 2,250 at the Ageas Bowl.The only blemish for the home side came when captain Charlotte Edwards, who recently retired from England duty, suffered a sickening neck injury when she collided with Fi Morris attempting to catch Nat Scivers aerial strike, forcing her to sit out the rest of the match.Surrey had elected to bat first but opening bowlers Morna Nielson and Natasha Farrant piled on the pressure from the off, with batsmen Bryony Smith and Tammy Beaumont struggling to pierce the infield. The frustration was typified when England star Beaumont chipped Farrant straight to Edwards at mid-on from the 12th ball of the innings.The squeeze continued into left-armer Farrants second over when she had Cordelia Griffith leg before and Bates joined the fun by bowling a slogging Smith.The Stars were then left on 26 for 4 when a stunning catch from Edwards, again at mid-on, gave Nielsen her first wicket with the final ball of her spell - and top figures of 1 for 12 from four overs. Xavier Rathan-Mayes Jersey. It got even worse for the visitors when captain Nat Sciver sent back overseas player Marizanne Kapp, who was well short of making her ground.Naomi Dattani was lbw to Morris but Sciver and Rene Farrell milked as many runs as possible in an unbroken partnership of 37 to help the Stars reach 85 for 6 in their 20 overs.The Vipers boasted a glowing bowling card, with home-grown pacer Katie George a surprise standout, only going for 13 in her four overs, including 17 dot balls, and Farrant taking 2 for 17.In reply, Bates and Adams, promoted to the top of the order with Edwards sidelined although able to bat if required, looked more at ease at the crease than their Surrey counterparts. Adams stroked a glorious cover drive before Bates, the ICCs No. 2-ranked T20 batsman, copied her at the other end as the pair went through the gears to reach 32 for 0 by the end of the Powerplay.Surreys day got worse when Kapp dropped a low chance off Adams, and the Sussex batsman made her pay with a beautiful lofted drive down the ground soon after. The fifty stand came up in 65 deliveries, but Adams drilled a caught and bowled at Alex Hartley to end the partnership.Sara McGlashan fell to Hartleys next ball and Bates was castled by Lea Tahuhu as three wickets fell for two runs, before Alice Macleod was run out with three still required but the home side managed to ease home three balls later.Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '