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Mets Morning News: I expected the Rocky Mountains to be a little rockier than this

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links

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Doug Pensinger

Meet the Mets

The Mets and Rockies squared off in a mostly putrid doubleheader last night in frigid Denver and our heroes were swept, losing the first game by a score of 8-4 and the second in 9-8 in extra innings. Gross. Lucas Duda also left game two with back soreness.

Choose Your Game One Recap: Amazin' Avenue Short,, ESPN NY, Daily News, Newsday, Associated Press, Star-Ledger, Bergen Record

Choose Your Game Two Recap: Amazin' Avenue Short,, ESPN NY, New York Post, Newsday, Star-Ledger, Bergen Record

If the next snow storm holds off, the Mets are scheduled to play game three against the Rockies tonight at 8:40 PM. Jeremy Hefner is set to face off against Jon Garland.

Prior to yesterday's double dip, everybody pitched in to help clear off the field. Even Sandy Alderson got involved and we've got the exclusive photographic evidence! Then the Mets played games in front of a bunch of snowmen while wearing some confusing uniforms.

Dillon Gee's rough start yesterday only amplifies the issues that the Mets have had at the back end of their rotation so far. Come back soon, Shaun Marcum.

At Minor League Ball, Charlie Drysdale writes about seeing Zack Wheeler face off against Nolan Arenado few days ago in Las Vegas. In other minor league news, Luis Mateo is headed to the Binghamton DL with an elbow strain and to take his spot, the team promoted righty Jake deGrom.

Do you like Mike Piazza? Do you also like ballet? Well, you're in luck! Wait, what? Yes, Mike Piazza will be joining the Miami City Ballet for a cameo performance on May 3rd.

Yesterday At AA

For more on the minor leagues, check out Stephen Schmidt's Daily Farm System Report.

Pack Bringley writes about John Franco, who is ranked #34 on our All-Time list. Looks like we're getting near uncharted territory with the All-Time list.

Joshua Ryan is not buying that Shaun Marcum and Frank Francisco are dead.

Matthew Callan reviews Episode 15 of This Week In Baseball season one.

David Moseder looks back at April 16 in Mets history.

Around the NL East

The Braves may not ever lose again (no, but seriously), as they clubbed five home runs en route to a 6-3 victory over the Royals.

The Phillies and Reds game was suspended with a scoreless tie in the ninth inning due to rain.

Adeiny Hechavarria hit a home run and the Marlins exploded for a season-high eight runs against Dan Haren, defeating the Nationals 8-2.

Around the Majors

Derek Jeter is not close to any sort of game action.

Brewers' ace Yovani Gallardo was arrested for DUI last night, registering a .22 blood alcohol level. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Andy Martino's anonymous scout is ready to write the eulogy for the legs of Ryan Howard and Albert Pujols.

What's it like when a player loses his job and sits in limbo waiting for a new one? The Wall Street Journal followed veteran reliever David Aardsma, who signed with the Marlins just days ago.

At Grantland, Michael Baumann has the All team, a listing of exciting players to watch when you're channel-surfing on