Walker, 3 relievers combine on 6-hitter as Mets beat Rockies 2-0

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DENVER — Francisco Lindor broke a scoreless tie with a single in the sixth inning, Taijuan Walker and three relievers combined on a six-hitter and the New York Mets extended their streak of rebounding from losses by beating the Colorado Rockies 2-0 on Sunday.

The Mets dropped the second game of a doubleheader Saturday, which led to them win their franchise-best 14th straight game following a loss. By taking two of three, New York also captured its 11th series win this season.

This marked the first time Colorado has been shut out at Coors Field since Aug. 31, 2020, against San Diego.

Walker (2-0) was in complete command over seven stellar innings, scattering five hits and striking out six. Adam Ottavino, Joely Rodriguez and Edwin Diaz finished it off. Diaz got Brian Serven to fly out and pick up save No. 10.

The Mets gave Walker all the run support he would need in the sixth. Brandon Nimmo lined a one-out single that got through legs of right fielder Randal Grichuk, allowing Nimmo to motor to third. Lindor lined a run-scoring single to left and, after a soft double by Jeff McNeil, Pete Alonso brought home another run on a groundout.

Austin Gomber (2-4) turned in his longest outing of the season, throwing seven efficient innings. He allowed two runs, seven hits and struck out two.

The Rockies’ struggling offense mustered only six singles off the Mets. They’ve now lost 11 of their last 15 since starting the year 15-11.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rockies: RHP Peter Lambert (right forearm inflammation) was scheduled to make a rehab start Sunday with Triple-A Albuquerque. … RHP Jose Urena threw a bullpen session Saturday in Arizona as the Rockies stretch his pitch count to make him a starter. Colorado brought in Urena on a minor league deal after he was released by Milwaukee.

VERSATILITY

Versatile infielder Luis Guillorme had two hits as he started at third for the Mets. He also made a sensational stop in the seventh to end the inning. Manager Buck Showalter praised Guillorme’s ability to play all over.

Catching in his future?

“He keeps looking at me with those longing eyes about catching,” Showalter cracked. “It’s not easy to do what he does. It’s hard to find those guys. They’re valuable. He’s a regular irregular.”

NICE VIEW

The cameras caught Rodriguez relaxing in a chair by the pond beyond the center field wall early in the game. The sunny and mild afternoon was quite a change from two days ago when a snowstorm hit the area.

UP NEXT

Mets: Lefty David Peterson (1-0, 1.89 ERA) will start Monday in San Francisco with right-hander Max Scherzer on the injured list due to an oblique strain.

Rockies: Right-hander Chad Kuhl (3-2, 3.86) faces his former team when the Rockies open a three-game series at Pittsburgh on Monday. He was a ninth-round pick of the Pirates in 2013.

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.