Rapid Reaction: Mets 3, Rockies 0

NEW YORK -- Great pitching. A couple timely hits. That's the New York Mets' formula, and it's certainly working right now.

The Mets were held hitless by Colorado Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa through the first three innings on Wednesday night. But they broke through in the fourth, scoring two runs -- more than enough for Jacob deGrom, who was outstanding yet again in a 3-0 win.

New York has now taken the first three games of this four-game series, and have won 10 of its past 12 games overall. The Mets are 62-52, and lead the Nationals by three games in the National League East, with the Washington Nationals playing in Los Angeles Dodgers later Wednesday night.

Colorado is now 47-65.

The pitching: DeGrom gave the Mets seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits. He did struggle with his control some, issuing four walks. But he also had 10 strikeouts.

The Rockies did threaten in the fifth inning -- DJ LeMahieu hit a leadoff double, and Michael McKenry followed that up with a walk. But deGrom struck out Brandon Barnes, got pitcher De La Rosa on a sacrifice bunt, and with runners on second and third he struck out Charlie Blackmon to end the frame.

Tyler Clippard handled the eighth, and Jeurys Familia picked up his 32nd save. DeGrom is now 11-6 on the season, and his ERA has dropped to 2.03.

The runs: Juan Lagares got the party started in the fourth inning with a leadoff single. With Lagares on second base and two outs, Juan Uribe delivered an RBI double, giving the Mets a 1-0 lead. The next batter, Michael Cuddyer, drove home Uribe with a single, doubling the Mets' lead.

Yoenis Cespedes produced the third run with his first homer as a Met -- a solo shot in the eighth inning off Christian Bergman.

Cuddyer and Uribe both notched their 1,500th career hits in this game. The Mets had only six hits total, but that was enough.

What's next: The finale of this four-game series. Noah Syndergaard (6-6, 3.01) starts for the Mets, opposed by Eddie Butler (3-9, 5.50), with first pitch scheduled for 12:10 p.m. ET at Citi Field.