It looks like the baseball gods donâ€™t want the New York Mets playing the sport. All kidding aside, it has been a frustrating week for the team, and it got a little bit more complicated when it was announced that Fridayâ€™s game against the Colorado Rockies was also postponed.
The reason behind the decision is because freezing temperatures and snow expected in Denver today. Thatâ€™ why MLB decided the Mets â€“ Rockies tilt should be canceled and made up tomorrow in the form of a doubleheader.
According to the Metsâ€™ official site, the team will play the Rockies in two games beginning at 5:10 p.m. ET/3:10 p.m. MT on Saturday.
It was the seventh postponement for the Mets and we are in mid-April. Their first series against the Washington Nationals was postponed when the 2019 champs announced a mini COVID-19 outbreak.
The Mets will have their ace ready for tomorrow
Jacob deGrom was initially slated to pitch in New York, but after two straight postponements, he is sliding back another day and will take the ball on Saturday against the Rockies, although it is not clear if he will start the first or second game.
Joey Lucchesi will start the other game for the Mets. The southpaw won the fifth spot in the rotation after beating Jordan Yamamoto with a strong performance during spring training.
I total, the New York Mets have only been able to complete just four games in the past eight days, which puts the team in a difficult position given that they also didnâ€™t play at all in the first week of the season.
If anything, the postponements have given the Mets a little bit of time to recover injured third baseman JD Davis, who can come off the injured list on Saturday. He spent several days on the shelf nursing a hand contusion following a hit by pitch in the Metsâ€™ second game of the season.