Rockies' Arenado in of awe Mets starters: 'They're all No. 1s'
The Colorado Rockies left New York dumfounded by the Mets rotation.
After Carlos Gonzalez tagged Jacob deGrom the best pitcher in baseball, Nolan Arenado had flattering remarks for the entire Mets rotation after being swept in a four-game series at Citi Field.
Although Arenado had hits in three of the Rockies' four games against the Mets, including a solo home run off of Thursday's starter Noah Syndergaard, he left New York awe-struck by the Mets starters.
"Obviously, if you have arms like that ... they're all No. 1s," Arenado said. "But we're learning. We've got some guys and they're trying to figure out who they are. We're all trying to figure out who we are. We've just got to go out and battle as best we can, find a way to win. We couldn't do it this trip. We went to Washington and won a good part of it."
In the quartet of matchups against the Mets, the Rockies scored a collective total of five runs, facing lefty Jon Niese, Matt Harvey, deGrom, and Syndergaard in order.
The Rockies are now on their longest losing streak since early July at four games.
"Nobody wants to lose here," Arenado said. "You deal with it. But losing gets old. No one's happy about losing. But we battle. That's all you can do."
The Rockies will have a chance for redemption against the Mets when they host them in Colorado for a three-game weekend series starting next Friday.
They're tentatively scheduled to face Bartolo Colon, Niese, and Harvey in order, and will counter with Jon Gray, Chris Rusin, and Jorge De La Rosa, respectively.