Mets (31-43) vs Rockies (39-40)
RHP Jeremy Hefner (2-6, 3.89) vs RHP Tyler Chatwood (4-1, 2.22)
6:10 PM • Coors Field
Shaun Marcum tossed eight scoreless innings and earned his first Mets win after an 0-9 start and the Amazin’s beat the White Sox, 3-0, Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field for a split of their two-game series.
Jeremy Hefner (2-6, 3.89 ERA) starts for the Mets against the Rockies, and he’ll be looking to claim his second straight win. Hefner hasn’t allowed more than two earned runs since May 29. He has pitched only one inning in his career against Colorado, and he gave up two earned runs in that outing — which came in relief — back on April 18.
Eric Young Jr. went 3-for-4 with one-RBI on Wednesday and is hitting .414 (12-for-29) with six RBIs in seven games with the Mets.
Terry Collins told reporters on Wednesday that third baseman David Wright will be given the day off on Thursday. He has been out of the starting lineup in only one other game this season.