Mets @ Rockies, May 27: Justin Verlander takes the mound at 9:10 p.m.

New York Mets pitcher Justin Verlander (35) delivers a pitch against the Cleveland Guardians during the first inning at Citi Field.
New York Mets pitcher Justin Verlander (35) delivers a pitch against the Cleveland Guardians during the first inning at Citi Field. / Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets continue their three-game series at Coors Field on Saturday night as they take on the Colorado Rockies at 9:10 p.m.

Mets Notes

  • New York has won back-to-back games and seven of their last nine games

  • Brandon Nimmo became the 15th player in franchise history to record two triples in the same game on Friday night and the first since Amed Rosario did so on July 10, 2018 vs. Philadelphia

  • The Mets are 16-3 when scoring first this season, as the team's .842 winning percentage when scoring first is tied for the second-best mark in the majors. On the other hand, the Mets are 11- 22 (.333) when their opponent scores first

  • Francisco Alvarez is on a six-game hitting streak, batting .429 (9-for-21) in that span with five runs, one double, three home runs, seven RBI, one walk with a .500 OBP, a .905 SLG and a 1.405 OPS. His six home runs are tied for the fifth-most by a rookie in the majors and tied for the third-most in the National League

  • After the Mets went five straight games without a home run, they have homered in season-high 10 straight contests, hitting 17 home runs in that span. New York is 22-11 when hitting a home run this season and 9-5 when hitting multiple homers



Brandon Nimmo, CF

Charlie Blackmon, DH

Francisco Lindor, SS

Jurickson Profar, LF

Jeff McNeil, 2B

Elias Diaz, C

Pete Alonso, 1B

Ryan McMahon, 3B

Brett Baty, 3B

Randal Grichuk, CF

Starling Marte, RF

Harold Castro, RF

Mark Canha, LF

Nolan Jones, 1B

Mark Vientos, DH

Alan Trejo, 2B

Francisco Alvarez, C

Ezequiel Tovar, SS

Who is starting for the Mets?

Justin Verlander gets the ball for New York in his fifth start of the season. The right-hander got the win last time out on May 21 against the Cleveland Guardians, as he allowed just one run over eight innings with five strikeouts. Overall, Verlander is 2-2 with a 3.60 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and 20 strikeouts 25.0 innings of work.

Verlander has made five career starts against Colorado including two at Coors Field, as he's gone 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA (2 ER/15.0 IP) with one walk and 14 punchouts.

Who is starting for the Rockies?

Chase Anderson takes the mound for Colorado in just his third start of the year (fifth appearance). The right-hander is 0-0 on the year with a 1.15 ERA and 0.96 WHIP over 15.2 IP. Last time out on May 22 against the Miami Marlins, Anderson allowed eight hits and two runs over 5.2 innings with one strikeout and two walks.

Upcoming schedule

The Mets wrap up their three-game series on Sunday afternoon against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field at 3:10 p.m. on SNY.

RHP Tylor Megill (5-3, 4.32 ERA) will square off against LHP Austin Gomber (4-4, 6.48 ERA).