Colorado Rockies catcher connects on a solo home run in the sixth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on Friday night. It gave the Rockies a 7-2 lead. (Photo: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
It didn't take long for the Colorado Rockies to take a bite out of the Big Apple.
The Rockies exploded for five runs in the top of the first inning and held off the New York Mets, 8-7, Friday night in the series opener at Citi Field in Queens.
Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story and Daniel Castro all had run-scoring hits and Carlos Gonzalez added a sacrifice fly to get the Rockies off to a quick start.
Charlie Blackmon tacked on a solo home run in the second inning and Tony Wolters' belted a solo shot in sixth to make it 7-2.
Ian Desmond's RBI single int he seventh pushed the lead to 8-2 before the Mets rallied with two runs in the eighth and three more in the ninth.
Wade Davis retired Mets outfielder Michael Conforto to end the game with runners at second and third.
Rockies catcher Tony Wolters spoke with KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel after the win.
Postgame comments from Rockies closer Wade Davis.
Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher German Marquez (through interpreter),
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.