The bad weather is seemingly following the Mets. With heavy snow blanketing Coors Field Monday, the Mets had their second game in a row postponed by wintry weather. The Mets’ series finale in Minneapolis was postponed by a “wintry mix” and the series opener against the Rockies was snowed out.
It was the first time the Mets had back-to-back games canceled by weather since two games against the Braves Aug. 27-28, 2011 were canceled by Hurricane Irene.
The Met and Rockies will attempt to make up the game Tuesday with a split doubleheader, at 3:10 p.m. and 8:40 p.m. EDT, but the forecast did not look promising, with snow overnight turning into rain Tuesday afternoon and snow again in the evening. Wednesday’s forecast calls for a high of 36 degrees and a low of 22 with snow. Thursday is the only day of the Mets’ trip here that does not call for snow.
“It gets to be tough,” Terry Collins said. “Now the pitching is drastically affected, along with your pitching down the line a little bit.
“It is what it is, I understand the thought process today, I understand the thought process yesterday,” the manager said. “They scheduled these days in two towns we were in, you’ve got a chance to run into bad weather this time of year, we have, and you just adjust.”
Dillon Gee had his start, originally scheduled for Sunday, now pushed back to Tuesday. The Mets had not decided on a starter for the second game and the rest of their rotation is up in the air.
Right now, Collins is looking to make sure he has enough pitching to get through what could be a trying four-day stay in Denver.