The Next Three Games

After last night’s rainout, the schedule has been amended.

Tonight’s game begins as scheduled at 7:10 PM. Jonathon Niese will start for the Mets against Esmil Rogers of the Rockies.

On Thursday, the Mets and Rockies will engage in a modern style traditional doubleheader — i.e., one ticket gives you two games (thank you for the correction, friends in the comments). The first game tomorrow will begin at 12:10 PM, with R.A. Dickey expecting to face lefty Jorge De La Rosa. The second game begins at 3:40 PM (assuming, of course, that game one doesn’t go more than 3 1/2 hours), with Chris Capuano taking the hill against righthander Greg Reynolds.

However, don’t hold me to those pitching matchups; it’s possible that the Rox will flip-flop those pitchers. I’m not sure what goes into the decision-making process, so can’t comment on which pitcher makes more sense based on the timing.


Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. argonbunnies April 13, 2011 at 6:53 am
    Didja just get up, Joe? I’m now heading to bed. Left some comments in the Game 10 thread for ya.

    Let’s go Mets! Niese games are some of my favorites. Enough promise of dominance and enough threat of disaster to make every start riveting.

    • Joe Janish April 13, 2011 at 10:04 am
      No, just got back from a business trip. Will check the Game 10 thread, thanks.

      Interesting perspective on Niese.

  2. Izzy April 13, 2011 at 7:50 am
    I think its an old fashioned DH. one ticket for 2 games. Used to love going to Sunday doubleheaders.
  3. Seth April 13, 2011 at 8:59 am
    As depressing as they are to watch, I’d take off work and go if it’s indeed a single admission doubleheader. Heck, they’re bound to win one of ’em, right?


  4. gary s. April 13, 2011 at 9:10 am
    It is a one ticket for both games doubleheader..i have a ticket for tomorrow and it includes both games