Fifth-inning breakdown leads to 7-1 loss, count up to 7,393

Two steps forward, another step back.

Mets starter Pedro Martinez looked sharp for four innings before giving up a pair of homers in the fifth inning that led to a six-run outburst and a 7-1 loss for a team that had just climbed back to .500.

Jose Reyes led off the game with a triple and scored on a Luis Castillo sacrifice fly, but the Mets could manage just three additional hits during the game. The Colorado Rockies, in contrast, tagged the Mets for 14 hits.

Martinez lost his no-hit bid in the first inning when Jeff Baker lined a single to left, putting our count at 7,393 New York Mets games without a no hitter.

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