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                === Harvey fires shutout, Mets down Rockies ===
 
 Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Matt Harvey continued his impressive season on
 Wednesday by tossing his first career complete game.
 
 Harvey gave up just four hits and struck out six in the New York Mets' 5-0 win
 over the Colorado Rockies in the middle test of a three-game series.
 
 For  the 24-year-old  Harvey (9-3),  it's the  second time  he's pitched  nine
 innings  this season.  The other  occurrence was  on May  7 against  the White
 Sox,  but that  game went into extra  innings. The Mets' ace has allowed three
 runs or less in all but three of his starts this season.
 
 "Nine  innings, it's where you want to go as a starter," said Harvey. "Whether
 I  struck out  10 or three or one,  nine innings with a bunch of zeroes is all
 that matters."
 
 Wilmer Flores, in his second career game, went 2-for-4 with a three-run double
 while John Buck and Omar Quintanilla drove in a run apiece for the Mets.
 
 Colorado  starter Jhoulys  Chacin (10-6) gave up  two runs on seven hits and a
 walk over seven innings.
 
 The Rockies are on a four-game losing streak.
 
 "We  obviously didn't have the road trip that we'd like to have," said Rockies
 outfielder Michael Cuddyer. "Hopefully we can at least get tomorrow's game and
 go back home. It's important."
 
 In  the second,  Flores, Buck and Quintanilla hit consecutive one-out singles,
 the  last  of which drove in  a run. The Mets  had a chance to score more, but
 Harvey grounded into a double play.
 
 Two innings later, Buck delivered a two-out RBI single to right.
 
 After  that, it  was  Harvey's show.  Following a  two-out  single to  Michael
 Cuddyer  in the fourth,  Harvey retired the next 11 batters before giving up a
 one-out  infield  single to Nolan Arenado  in the eighth. DJ LeMahieu grounded
 into a double play on the next at-bat.
 
 In the bottom of the eighth, Juan Lagares was walked with one out. Two batters
 later,  Marlon  Byrd hit  a  two-out  ground-rule  double  and Ike  Davis  was
 intentionally  walked,  loading the  bases. Flores cleared  them with a double
 down the left field line.
 
 In  the  ninth, Charlie  Blackmon hit Harvey  in the knee  with a two-out line
 drive  and advanced to second on a fielder's indifference. Harvey finished the
 job by getting Troy Tulowtizki to pop out.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Prior  to the  game, the Rockies placed Carlos Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled
 list  with  a sprained joint  of the right  middle finger and recalled pitcher
 Jeff Francis from Triple-A Colorado Springs ...  Chacin has a 1.80 ERA in five
 career  games  (four starts) against  the Mets. He also  holds a 1.87 road ERA
 this season ... Harvey has a 0.981 career WHIP over 33 starts. He also has 178
 strikeouts,  most in  the National  League  ... Colorado's  Tyler Chatwood was
 scheduled  to face  New York's Dillon Gee in Thursday's series finale but will
 miss it after experiencing right elbow inflammation.
 
 
 08/08 02:04:35 ET