4/17/2013 6:42 P.M. ET
Wednesday's Rox-Mets game at Coors postponed
Makeup date not announced; Garland to start series finale on Thursday
By Thomas Harding / MLB.com
DENVER -- For the second time in three days, snow has forced the postponement of a Rockies-Mets game. Wednesday night's scheduled game will be made up at a later date, with the Mets most likely making a trip to Denver on a scheduled off-day for both clubs.
After being snowed out on Monday, the teams played a doubleheader Tuesday that the Rockies swept, 8-4 in Game 1 and 9-8 in 10 innings in Game 2. The final game of the series will go on as scheduled on Thursday at 1:10 p.m. MT.
Wednesday's postponement was the third in four days for the Mets, who were snowed out on Sunday in Minnesota. The Mets will have to make a return trip to Minnesota on Aug. 19. Possible dates for the Mets to return to Denver are June 27 and Sept. 5. Information on the makeup date and ticket policies will be announced at a later date.
Rockies right-hander Jon Garland (1-0, 3.75 ERA), originally set to pitch Wednesday, will start Thursday. The Rockies have won both of his starts this season, one at home and one on the road against the Padres. In four career starts at Coors Field, Garland is 2-1 with a 3.81 ERA in 26 innings, with one home run allowed.
The Mets will start Jon Niese (2-0, 3.57 ERA) on Thursday. The plan Wednesday was for righty Jeremy Hefner (0-2, 6.00 ERA) to start. After the postponement, the Mets decided not to alter Niese's schedule, and Hefner will start on Saturday against the Nationals at Citi Field.
Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.