Mets – Rockies postponed: New York has played only four games in the last eight days

Andres Chavez
New York Mets, Jacob deGrom
Mar 11, 2020; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch during a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Clover Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

It looks like the baseball gods don’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 Friday’s game against the Colorado Rockies was also postponed.

The reason behind the decision is because freezing temperatures and snow expected in Denver today. That’ why MLB decided the Mets – Rockies tilt should be canceled and made up tomorrow in the form of a doubleheader.

According to the Mets’ 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 didn’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 Mets’ second game of the season.