The Rockies will try to forget yesterday’s game and take the second of three against the Mets. Yesterday, Patrick Saunders wrote that Ian Desmond was going to be activated from the disabled list today; however, he’s not on the lineup card again today. It could mean that the Rockies want to send him for a rehab assignment.
Gerardo Parra is playing first base and hitting cleanup, which is something that would have sounded horrifying to hear in March. Now, it’s merely frightful. The blow is softened significantly by Parra’s return to the peak form he had from 2011-2015. Raimel Tapia is batting fifth and is in left field, and Trevor Story is back in the lineup at shortstop. He’s hitting seventh.
The Rockies will send Tyler Chatwood to the mound in a road game, which is usually a pretty good omen. The Mets respond with spin-rate darling Seth Lugo, a right-hander.