In Colorado they have a serious problem. Spring forgot who it was. The series between the surprisingly good Colorado Rockies and the equally surprising New York Mets was postponed yesterday by rain and today was delayed because of snow. Someone somewhere doesn’t want this series to happen. If I had to guess it would be all of those experts that picked both the Rockies and the Mets to be bottom feeders this season.
The Rockies have been in the thick of the clustered National League West race since two weeks ago and opening day. Other than a sweep at the hands of the San Francisco Giants, this team would be on nearly as good of a roll as the streaking Atlanta Braves. They could easily have been just that good, record wise. The Mets meanwhile are acting very offended that everyone talked about who would win the National League East between the Braves, Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Mets and Rockies have made their case and stood up to make themselves be known. Now as they honor the legacy of Jackie Robinson, these two surprising teams will clash in Colorado to see which one gets even more bragging rights to their critics. The Rockies are playing probably a little hotter ball, coming off of a sweep themselves, and are the favorites in my book.
After all, whether or not they play better at home because of the air or the cool white uniforms they wear, they are better at home just the same. Who cares why? It’s their home field, they should have an advantage. That said, the Mets won’t be scared away by Dexter Fowler and the rest of the powerful Rockies offense. This should be a really good series. I expect the Rockies to take two of three.