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Deja Snow: Mets/Rockies Postponed Again

The Rockies and Mets game scheduled tonight has been postponed due to snow and high winds.  No double header will be scheduled for tomorrow, and a makeup date has yet to be announced.

Jon Niese will get the start for the Mets for tomorrow afternoon’s scheduled series finale (3:10 PM EDT).  The forecast looks snow-free as of now.

I had tickets to both games that were postponed this week, so maybe I’m bad luck.  Fortunately, I missed the train wreck of a doubleheader yesterday, though.

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Link Roundup: Snow Day Edition

Jeremy Hefner works on his new pitch: The Snowball.

Jeremy Hefner works on his new pitch: The Snowball.

The Mets/Rockies game was snowed out last night.  I mean really, REALLY snowed out.  I live here in the greater Denver area, so I can attest to that.  Seven inches of snow on Tax Day just ain’t right.

They’ll try to play two today, but the weather isn’t looking so great.  Not snowing as of this writing, but more rain and snow is predicted for this evening – which would threaten game 2 of the double header.

And while it’s not snowing, the frozen stuff needs to be delicately removed from the field, or else the players are going to have to exchange their spikes for snow shoes.

UPDATE (10:50 AM MDT): Here’s what Coors Field looks like now as they try to clear the snow – still a lot of work to do.

In uniform news, the Mets and Rockies will all wear number 42 in game 1 to belatedly honor Jackie Robinson Day.  In game 2, they’ll wear their 1993 uniforms to commemorate Colorado’s first game as a franchise – a 3-0 loss to Dwight Gooden and the Mets at Shea.  In an odd anomaly, the Mets will wear their home jerseys from that year, and the Rox will wear their old road unis.

Of course, there was much bigger and more serious news that brought us down to reality once again, the way the real world has a habit of doing on occasion.  Here is some reaction to the terror attack in Boston yesterday, and what baseball means in its context.

Maybe baseball is one of many reminders that for every one maniac who feels the need to take people’s lives away, there are a million good-hearted people who can’t possibly fathom anything of the sort.


Mets/Rockies Snowed Out, Will Play 2 Tomorrow

Tonight’s Mets vs. Rockies game has been postponed due to…this:

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Matt Harvey enjoys the frozen tundra of Coors Field.

A separate-admission double header has been scheduled for tomorrow.  Game 1 will take place at 3:10 PM EDT, and game 2 is scheduled for 8:40 PM EDT.

Dillon Gee will start the first game, according to Terry Collins. He said he may pitch Jeremy Hefner tomorrow night, instead of Aaron Laffey, but he hadn’t decided yet.


Mets Game 125: Lineup vs. Rockies

As mentioned in the last recap, I won’t be able to see this game live. So, please post your notes in the comments, and I’ll be doing a recap later this evening.

In the meantime, here are the lineups:

Jordany Valdespin CF
Daniel Murphy 2B
David Wright 3B
Ike Davis 1B
Scott Hairston LF
Mike Baxter RF
Ruben Tejada SS
Josh Thole C
Collin McHugh P

Charlie Blackmon RF
Jonathan Herrera SS
Jordan Pacheco 1B
Carlos Gonzalez LF
Wilin Rosario C
Tyler Colvin CF
Chris Nelson 3B
DJ LeMahieu 2B
Tyler Chatwood P

The Mets lineup is shaken up, as you can see. I understand that Terry Collins is trying to do something different, but I’m not sure I understand positioning two of the colder hitters (Valdespin, Murphy) at the very top of the order and some of the warmer hitters (Baxter, Tejada) further down.

More significantly, I don’t understand how Collins can “reward” Valdespin with a start in center and the leadoff spot after ‘spin has lately been lackadaisical in the field, making mental errors on the bases, and disrespecting umpires. It’s as if those “little things” mean nothing to Collins — which is astounding, considering all the lip service the manager has been spouting about fundamentals, hustle, etc., etc. No wonder Valdespin has yet to mature — the Mets keep rewarding him for misbehavior.

Maybe I’m just a crusty old-schooler but that has nothing to do with the laws of cause and effect, and nor does it have anything to do with Collins’ hypocrisy.

On the bright side it will be interesting to see Collin McHugh make his MLB debut, if for no other reason than he’s new — and don’t we all love shiny new things?