New York Mets (15-11)_Colorado Rockies(16-13)
Colon: Colon's ERA may be 4.50, but more than half the runs against him came in one start. In his other four outings, he holds a 2.33 ERA with 23 strikeouts and one walk. Colon was not originally scheduled to pitch Thursday, but rain pushed back his start.Nicasio: Nicasio struggled with his fastball and gave up eight hits, two home runs, and five runs in 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Dodgers. In his last two games, he's worked just 9 1/3 innings and has a loss and a no-decision.
Wheeler: Wheeler pitched well throughout the month of April, but he struggled in the two areas he worked on most heavily this spring: control and efficiency. He has nine walks over his last 16 1/3 innings, a rate of almost five free passes per nine.De La Rosa: De La Rosa forced 13 ground-ball outs in seven innings in a victory at Dodger Stadium on Sunday -- his strongest start this year. De La Rosa gave up one run and four of the Dodgers' eight hits in the first two innings.
Mejia: Mejia had not endured a truly rough outing until his last time out, when the Marlins tagged him for five runs in the sixth inning of a loss. He will look to recover against the Rockies at hitter-friendly Coors Field.Morales: Morales picked up the win for a third consecutive start his last time out. He allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts in five innings Monday vs. the D-backs.
Gee: Gee is coming off the best outing of any Mets starter this season, firing eight shutout innings Sunday against the Marlins. He struggled in his only outing at Coors Field last season, giving up five runs in 4/23 innings amidst frigid conditions.TBA: TBA