Colorado Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond watches his solo home run in the second inning of the Rockies 3-2 win over the New York Mets Sunday at Citi Field. It was the first of two home runs for Desmond. (Photo: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Ian Desmond was waiting for a game like this.
So were the Colorado Rockies.
Their patience paid off Sunday. Desmond hit two home runs, the second coming in the top of the eighth, to help lead the Rockies to a 3-2 win over the New York Mets and a sweep of the three-game series.
The Rockies won their season-high fifth straight game.
Desmond hit a solo home run in the second inning to get the Rockies going before breaking a 2-2 tie in the eighth.
"A few years ago, I made a commitment that I was going to be married to my swing," Desmond said after the win. "Over the offseason and in spring training, I cheated on my swing. You stray, you pay. She's been making me pay for about a month and change. We're in counseling and hopefully we're getting back on good terms."
Desmond has struggled at the plate, with his 2-4 effort on Sunday leaving his average at .188.
Kyle Freeland turned in another splendid outing for a Rockies starter, going seven innings and allowing two runs on four hits with only one walk and eight strikeouts.
In the last 11 games, Rockies starters have piled up a 7-3 record with a 1.71 ERA but a closer look at the numbers show the group has been nothing short of phemonenal.
In 68-and-a-third innings over that 11-game span, Rockies starters have allowed 45 hits, 15 runs, 13 earned runs while walking only 13 batters and striking out 70.
It's little wonder the Rockies come home with as much momentum as they have had all season.
After taking Monday off, the Rockies will be back in action against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Tuesday, May 8.
Rockies On Deck will start the coverage at 6 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
After Sunday's win, KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel caught up with Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland.
Postgame comments from Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond.
Postgame comments from Rockies reliever Adam Ottavino.
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.