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Mets Morning News: A weather-paused winning streak

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Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Yesterday’s game against the Phillies, originally scheduled for a 12:10 ET start, was postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on June 25th.

It was the third postponement in five days for the Mets, who remain atop the division despite playing the fewest number of games in the league.

The forecast doesn’t look any better in Denver where the Mets play tonight. The temperature is expected to be in the 30s with snow forecasted later in the night.

Jacob deGrom is now scheduled to start tonight against the Rockies. Joey Lucchesi, who was originally scheduled to make his first start of the season tonight, will now start on Saturday, with Marcus Stroman scheduled for the finale on Sunday.

Despite the sudden starts and stops, the rain has not dampened Luis Rojas’s spirits as the team heads to Colorado. Though he also said the team will not be taking batting practice on the field before tonight’s game.

Rojas also said injured starter Carlos Carrasco threw four innings of a simulated game on Wednesday, and that the next step is for him to pitch five innings before heading to the alternate site.

In other Wednesday-related news, MLB has changed the ruling on Dom Smith’s second-inning error Wednesday night against the Phillies, now crediting a double to J.T. Realmuto. Starter David Peterson now is credited with giving up three hits instead of two.

The New York Times published a piece on the still-lasting legacy of Bernie Madoff on the Wilpons and the Mets organization.

Around the National League East

The Braves avoided a sweep, winning 7-6 over the Marlins Thursday afternoon in Atlanta. Dansby Swanson won the game with a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth.

The Marlins still took three of four games over the Braves this week, which builds a case for their positive momentum.

The Braves optioned LHP Tucker Davidson to the alternate training site after their win.

The Diamondbacks beat the Nationals 11-6 Thursday afternoon in D.C. propelled by a seven-run second inning.

Nats starter Patrick Corbin gave up nine runs over two innings, ballooning his ERA to 21.32 early in the season. Federal Baseball examined what might be wrong with Corbin following the loss.

Around Major League Baseball

MLB celebrated Jackie Robinson Day yesterday, with players highlighting Robinson breaking the game’s color barrier by wearing his number 42 across all games.

Black players around MLB shared their thoughts on what Robinson means to their profession and lives. Vin Scully, who broadcasted for the Dodgers for Robinson’s last seven seasons, shared his appreciation of today’s players.

The league-wide holiday also brought about criticism. Laura Albanese of Newsday examined the sport’s still-existing color barrier in front office and managerial positions, while Nicole Cahill of Fish Stripes argues that MLB must do more to boost Robinson’s legacy of protest and social justice.

Max Kepler hit a walk-off single as the Twins beat the Red Sox 4-3 Thursday afternoon in Minnesota.

Seattle swept the doubleheader Thursday afternoon against the Orioles, winning the first game 4-2 and the second 2-1.

Rangers right fielder Adolis García hit his first career home run on a go-ahead two-run shot in the top of the tenth inning against the Rays. The Rangers won 6-4.

MLB handed Cubs reliever Ryan Tepera a three-game suspension for throwing at Brandon Woodruff, though Tepera is appealing the suspension.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Brian and Chris talked to Small Black lead singer Josh Kolenik, who has spent his life making music and supporting the Mets.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets dropped both games in a day-night doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies on this date in 2013, with the first game rescheduled because of, you guessed it, snow in Denver the night before. The Mets hope to buck a historical trend tonight.