The game between the Diamondbacks and Mets on Friday night was postponed by rain after a delay of 2 hours, 11 minutes in the fourth inning. The game will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader Sunday. The teams did not immediately announce plans for their pitching staffs.
Aaron Hill gave Arizona the lead in the second inning with a two-run homer off Bartolo Colon that just cleared the fence in left field. Rookie Chase Anderson allowed one hit and a walk in his third big league start for the Diamondbacks. After Colon pitched a perfect fourth, the grounds crew brought out the tarp and rain began to fall shortly after.
Rain at Citi Field is something the D-backs know all too well, as it seems a delay almost always welcomes them to New York. It was no different on Friday, when the D-backs settled in the clubhouse midway through the series opener against the Mets -- and they had time to get comfortable, too, as heavy rainfall poured on the tarp throughout the night.
Chase Anderson is still getting acquainted with Major League hitters, yet he performed well in his first two starts, both of which were victories.
Ross had no idea he had suffered an injury that most commonly occurs in auto crashes. Or that there was a chance he'd never play baseball again. Or that he'd require a plate and 13 screws in his hip just to be able to take a step. Nine months later, the memories of that day still are disconcerting.
A.J. Pollock has reached the tip-of-the-cap stage of his career. It is a good sign, an indication of a player who has found his sweet spot and isn't being swayed by whimsy or the ill effects of the previous at-bat.
Arizona right-hander Josh Collmenter is tasked with ensuring that doesn't happen. In order to do that, though, he will have to be sharper than he was on April 14, when the Mets reached him for three runs on five hits (two doubles) in just four innings. That was Collmenter's first game back in the rotation after making four relief appearances, and he has since thrown as many as 100 pitches, a considerable jump from the 73 he was limited to during the Mets' 7-3 win last month.
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