Diamondbacks-Mets game postponed by rain
MAY 23, 2014 10:56p ET
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.
Dark clouds rolled in during the bottom of the third inning, and the public address announcer made a request for fans sitting in exposed areas to move to protected areas. After Colon pitched a perfect fourth, the grounds crew brought out the tarp, and rain began to fall shortly after.
The Mets swept the Diamondbacks in a three-game series in Arizona from April 14-16, but the teams are in very different places now. The Mets are 6-14 in May, while the D-backs are 9-9 even though they were just swept in St. Louis.
Hill connected on a two-seam fastball from Colon after Miguel Montero led off with a nubber up the third-base line for a hit. Mets manager Terry Collins before the game talked about how Colon, who turns 41 Saturday, needs to use his off-speed pitches more to be effective. He started out Hill with a slider then threw him four straight two-seamers.
Anderson gave up a two-out single to David Wright in the first and walked former Diamondbacks outfielder Chris Young leading off the second. But Wilmer Flores grounded into a 5-4-3 double play to end the inning, and Anderson was perfect in the third.
NOTES: Diamondbacks RHP J.J. Putz (forearm strain) has been playing long toss and is nearing a bullpen session, but manager Kirk Gibson says there is no timetable yet for his return. ... Gibson was watching on a TV in his office while his son Cam played in the Big Ten baseball tournament. Cam had four hits for Michigan State in a win over Illinois. ... Arizona's Josh Collmenter is scheduled to face New York's Zack Wheeler on Saturday.