Harvey then set down 11 in a row before Nolan Arenado reached on an infield single. Replays, however, showed the throw from shortstop Quintanilla just beat Arenado. No worries. Harvey got D.J. LeMahieu to ground into a 6-4-3 double play with his 91st pitch.
The Mets have said they are going to limit Harvey's innings and when Jonathon Niese comes back Sunday the team will go to a six-man rotation for a while to help limit but. On this night, Collins wasn't worried.
"He deserved to go back out there," Collins said. "I'll worry about making up those innings later."
Chacin was nearly as good, doing it with guile instead of power. Barely reaching 90 on the stadium scoreboard, while Harvey routinely touched the mid-90s, Chacin struck out five and walked one in seven innings.
He had little trouble with the top of the Mets order but the bottom caused the trouble.
Flores and Buck had two hits apiece.
"I got behind in the second (inning) and had to throw fastballs for strikes," Chacin said. "That's why 6-7-8 were able to get those runs off of me."
Ike Davis hit an opposite-field double down the left field line with one out and scored an out later on righty swinging Buck's single to right field for a 2-0 lead.
Batting sixth, Flores hit a ground rule double in the eighth off Corpas in center field to put New York up 5-0.
NOTES: Mets OF Lucas Duda (muscle strain in rib cage) was recalled from his rehab assignment and optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas. Duda has been on the DL since June 22. Duda went 7 for 45 (.156) with one HR and six RBIs in his rehab. ... The Rockies recalled LHP Jeff Francis from Triple-A Colorado Springs. ... When Harvey got his fourth strikeout, the Mets flashed on the videoboard "ZackKKKK," for the Mets other young ace, Zack Wheeler.