Mets vs. Rockies Postponed (snow)

It became obvious in mid-afternoon that the Mets-Rockies game on Jackie Robinson Day would be postponed.  The game is being rescheduled as part of the split doubleheader tomorrow at 1:10 p.m. ahead of tomorrow’s regular game at 6:40 p.m.  Per the current agreement, each club will be allowed to expand the roster by one on days of doubleheaders.  It may be either Drew Pomeranz or Tyler Chatwood that will be needing a snowmobile ride from Colorado Springs to Denver.

The Rockies’ record stands at 8-4 with three series win out of four.  The team stats compared to other National League teams look solid, but it comes with a caveat.  The victims of the Blake Street Bullies were the Padres and the Brewers who are bottom feeders at the moment.

The pitching staff has done well way beyond expectations.  They issued the fifth fewest walks in the NL.  They allowed the fourth (tie) fewest home runs with only eight, behind just six which leads the NL.  The staff ERA is 4.09 which included the 10 run implosion at AT&T Park.  That is good enough for 9th best in the NL out of 15 teams.  Their biggest concern is the WHIP average which is 1.36, good for 11th place.

Fielding wizardry has returned to the team circa 2007 with just four errors in 12 games.  The Rockies are second in the NL with a fielding percentage of .991.  The biggest improvement came from an unexpected source, the catching position.  Wilin Rosario has done the majority of the work with Yorvit Torrealba spelling him occasionally.  The catchers combined for only one passed ball.  Every NL team has 0, 1, or 2 passed balls.  The Rosario/Torrealba combination is tied for #1 in the NL for least wild pitches allowed while catching.  They also have been able to control the traffic on the base paths, tied for 5th fewest stolen bases allowed by catchers.  Their cannon arms have enabled them to nail half (4 of 8 success rate) of the base thieves which is good for a 3rd place tie for highest percentage of base stealers thrown out.

Hitting has lived up to the reputation that Dante Bichette and Walt Weiss expected out of the lineup.  The Rockies are #1 in batting average, home runs, slugging, and OPS in the NL.  They are also ranked second in both the OBP and SB.  No, SB is not a typo, and that is the biggest surprise of the young season with nine bases swiped so far.  In the most important offensive category, they are tied for third in runs scored.

Ladies & gentlemen, start your snowmobiles tomorrow for the split doubleheader.

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TJinPhoenix
TJinPhoenix
7 years ago

Is this the part where I tell everyone its around 85 in Phoenix today? I will, only because I will be suffering in 115 degree days soon when its around 75-80 on the front range….karma comes around.

Bummed about the game…will have to find another game to watch.

Stay safe everyone.

sdcarp
sdcarp
7 years ago
Reply to  TJinPhoenix

Isn’t the snow supposed to continue through most of tomorrow?

These 2 teams should just cruise down to Salt River Fields and play a double header tomorrow, and the Wednesday and Thursday games as well.

TJinPhoenix
TJinPhoenix
7 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

I would come down with a sudden flu and call in sick!

Grahamcracker
Grahamcracker
7 years ago
Reply to  TJinPhoenix

At least tell them it was windy here today in Phoenix so it felt like it was 83!

Grahamcracker
Grahamcracker
7 years ago

Must have learned that swing from those 6 games in 2011 he played for the Rockies. Another starter we let get away. Or is it the kid from the 80’s Mask movie?

GARY
GARY
7 years ago
Reply to  Grahamcracker

Didn’t we use him as a swing man and he got a line drive and broken leg,and out for season?

jaredean
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jaredean
7 years ago

Those of you in Denver, what’s the weather like right now? Are we looking at a doubleheader today or possible tripleheader tomorrow??

EdtheUmp
EdtheUmp
7 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

jd…they are clearing the field and stands of 10″ of snow in anticipation of a doubleheader…1:40 & 6:40

Brutal, to say the least…

Bat Cat
Bat Cat
7 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

I work downtown at 13th & Broadway, and I am seeing glimpses of sunlight.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago

Cold but no snow here in Glendale (about 8 miles se of Coors). I’ve decided to not go tonights game. Wonder if they’ll let me use my tix for Thursday.

jaredean
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jaredean
7 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

Short answer, yes…

Long answer, see my lineup post: http://jaredb17.sg-host.com/2013/04/16/doubleheader-lineup-and-chat-game-1/ 🙂

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