Due to the recent snowfall in the Denver area, Friday’s game between the Colorado Rockies and New York Mets has been postponed.
It will be played as a semi-traditional doubleheader in that the second game will directly follow the first game (which will have a start 3:10 PM M.T.) but with MLB’s new doubleheader rules, each game will only be seven innings.
As a result, each team will also be allowed to call up a 27th man to be on the roster.
The Mets have had a flurry of delays and postponements due to rain in the New York area and COVID to start the season (they were going to face the Nationals, who had around a dozen positive tests entering the series).
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The starting matchups for each game may be changed due to the postponement but, as of this publication, this is what it will look like.
- Chi Chi Gonzalez v. Jacob deGrom
- German Marquez v. Joey Lucchesi
- Antonio Senzatela v. Marcus Stroman
The series will feature the return of former Rockies outfielder Kevin Pillar and outfielder Brandon Nimmo, who is from nearby Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Nimmo, who was drafted by the Mets in the first round in 2011 out of East High School in Cheyenne, currently leads the National League in batting average at .464.
The Rockies look to get a few wins on this eight-game homestand after going 0-6 on their first road trip of the year against the San Francisco Giants and the reigning World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Rockies are 3-10 entering the series, which is tied for the worst start in franchise history when they started out with that same record in 2005 and 2019. In 2005, the Rockies finished the season with a 67-95 record. and the 2019 team ended the season going 71-91.
The Mets, on the other hand, are only 5-3 to start the season due to all of their postponements, which included two this week on Monday and Thursday due to weather.
We’ll have more information on the site as it becomes available.