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The Rockies vs. New York Mets game scheduled for Wednesday night at Citi Field was postponed due to inclement weather.
It was rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on Thursday, with the first game scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. (MDT). The second game of the doubleheader will start approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.
The Rockies (19-30) will start right-hander German Marquez in Game 1 against Mets right-hander Marcus Stroman. In the second game, Colorado will start right-hander Antonio Senzatela and the Mets (22-20) will pitch lefty Joey Lucchesi.
Rockies RHP German Marquez (3-4, 4.82 ERA) at Mets RHP Marcus Stroman (3-4, 2.75)
Rockies RHP Antonio Senzatela (1-4, 5.01 ERA) at Mets LHP Joey Lucchesi (1-3, 7.32)
10:10 a.m. Thursday, Citi Field (Game 2 begins 30 minutes after completion of Game 1)
TV: AT&T SportsNet
Radio: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM
Marquez will make his 11th start of the season after arguably his best outing thus far. The right-hander tossed seven shutout innings on May 21 vs. Arizona and matched a season-high with eight strikeouts. Marquez has five quality starts this season. He faced the Mets earlier this year and earned a win with two earned runs over seven innings. Marquez, however, leads the MLB with 30 walks. Stroman also touts five quality starts this year. He ranks fifth in the majors and third in the NL with a 54.3 ground-ball percentage. Stroman has allowed just eight extra-base hits over 52.2 innings, the second-lowest rate in the MLB (minimum 50 innings).
Senzatela turned in one of his best outings of the season against the Mets on April 18 at Coors Field, holding the Mets to two runs (one earned) over six innings. The right-hander, who’s making his 10th start of the season, is 2-1 with a 2.57 ERA in four career games (three starts) against New York. Like all of his fellow Rockies starters, Senzatela has been better at home (1-3, 4.35 ERA, seven starts) than on the road (0-1, 8.59 ERA, two starts). Lucchesi, who’s struggled this season, is coming off his best outing. He struck out eight Miami hitters and allowed just one hit over four innings. Lucchesi, however, was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the top of the fifth after throwing just 43 pitches. He had been working out of the bullpen and was not built up to go much deeper into the game.
Trending: Colorado’s rotation had 21 quality starts, tied for the sixth-most in the majors. They had six quality starts in their last eight outings.
At issue: The Rockies struck out 16 times Tuesday night, their third-highest total of the season. They have fanned 10 or more times in 20 games this season and are 5-15 in those games.
Friday: Rockies RHP Jon Gray (4-4, 3.59) at Pirates RHP Mitch Keller (2-6, 7.41), 4:35 p.m., ATTRM
Saturday: Rockies LHP Austin Gomber (3-4, 4.56) at Pirates RHP JT Brubaker (3-4, 4.20), 2:05 p.m., ATTRM
— Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post