Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Tonight’s Mets game has been postponed.
Tonight’s series opener against the Colorado Rockies will not be played, with Denver blanketed in around six inches of snow and with bitter cold expected throughout the evening. The game will be made tomorrow afternoon as part of a straight doubleheader. The first game will begin at 5:10pm ET/3:10pm MT, with the second game to follow.
The news doesn’t come as a complete surprise, as several Mets players shared videos and pictures on social media of Denver’s snowstorm after landing late last night. While there was some talk today about the potential of the snow lightening in time to play tonight, it’s a smart move to take the safe approach and push the game to tomorrow, when conditions should be drier, at the very least. Jacob deGrom and Joey Lucchesi will be the team’s starters.
After the Mets were rained out on Sunday and Monday, the club started to get on a bit of a roll, winning three straight and taking over first place in the National League East. Unfortunately, the club has once again had their momentum halted with back-to-back weather-related postponements. Just 16 days into the 2021 MLB season, the Mets have experienced seven postponed games and have only played eight games so far.