New York, Colorado Will Be Busy
The New York Mets take on the Colorado Rockies in the second game of a day/night doubleheader on Saturday necessitated by the postponement of the series opener on Friday night due to snowy conditions. New York had won two straight entering the day and is atop the NL East standings by 7½ games over the second-place Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies. Colorado is coming off a win over the San Francisco Giants but enters the day a game under .500. This will be the end of a long day for both teams, so make sure before you make any bet online on this game, you check out our in-depth preview.
Mets Play Second Doubleheader on Five Days
The New York Mets had their series opener with the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday postponed due to weather, giving them a doubleheader to start the series on Tuesday. New York’s only loss in the four-game set came in the second game of the doubleheader. Now they get the same thing in Colorado, though the snow is a new twist in May.
“You think you’ve got a tough job?” Mets manager Buck Showalter said on Thursday of the weather. “Think of (Mets equipment manager) Kevin Kierst trying to pack all the parkas on the plane.”
Right-hander Trevor Williams scheduled to get the start in Saturday’s late game. Williams is 0-2 with a 4.20 ERA in two starts and six overall appearances this season. He started in the opener of the doubleheader with St. Louis on Tuesday, going four innings and allowing no runs on four hits while striking out six and walking none.
Designated hitter Pete Alonso hopes to keep the momentum going from his game-winning home run on Thursday, part of a 3-for-4 day at the plate. Alonso is batting .276 with six doubles, 10 home runs, 36 RBIs (second in baseball) and 24 runs scored.
Outfielder Brandon Nimmo has been heating up this month, batting .303 with four doubles, two triples, seven RBIs and 12 runs scored. Nimmo is on a modest three-game hitting streak, having driven in a run in each of the last two games against the Cardinals.
Rockies Hope for Home-Field Advantage
The Colorado Rockies are probably the most used to playing in the frigid and snowy conditions that will be prevalent on Saturday. Colorado is also 13-9 when playing at Coors Field this season, so they’re hoping they’ll have a nice advantage against the visiting New York Mets.
Left-hander Austin Gomber will make his eighth start in the nightcap. Gomber is 2-3 with a 4.38 ERA this season, striking out 32 in 39 innings of work. He’s had his struggles of late, allowing at least two earned runs in each of his last four starts, including three against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Gomber allowed just four hits in that contest, but two of them were home runs.
Speaking of home runs, C.J. Cron became the first National Leaguer with double-digit dingers when he hit his 10th in Wednesday’s win against the San Francisco Giants. Cron is 11th with a .319 batting average and is tied for sixth in the majors with 30 RBIs.
Outfielder Charlie Blackmon may be showing signs of heating up at the plate. He has home runs in two of his last four games and comes into Saturday on a five-game hitting streak. Despite that recent success, he’s batting just .173 in May, with three of his four extra-base hits in the month coming in the last four games.
Mets vs Rockies Head-to-Head
The Colorado Rockies are hoping to change their fortunes at home against the New York Mets after New York has won the last two series it has played at Coors Field. New York took two of three from the host Rockies in both 2019 and 2021, as the teams didn’t square off in the 2020 campaign.
Overall, Colorado has a 62-42 record at home against the Mets. The MLB lines for Saturday’s second game are giving visiting New York the slight edge.
Mets vs Rockies Game Information
- Game: New York Mets (26-14) at Colorado Rockies (18-19)
- Location: Coors Field
- Day/Time: Saturday, 8:40 p.m. ET
- Live Stream: MLB TV
Mets vs Rockies Betting Lines
New York Mets G2 -1½ +125 -118 10 -115o 5½ -105o 5½ -125u
T. Williams -R
Colorado Rockies G2 +1½ -145 +108 10 -105u 4½ -120o 4½ -110u
A. Gomber -L
Mets vs Rockies Prediction
The Colorado Rockies are hoping to have some home cooking in this series, though slowing down the New York Mets isn’t going to be easy. We like New York to pull out the win in the second game of the day.
When doing your MLB betting, take New York to get the nightcap victory.